December 01, 2014

Martin Luther King & Stonewall Jackson

Interesting to see the parallels and contrasts between Jackson & King.  Both were devout Christian Southerners, one a deacon the other a pastor.  Both died at the age of 39 with birthdays just six days apart.  Both died in early spring, a month apart. Jackson was strictly abstemious as far as drinking and women, King not so much.

Both were fiercely loyal to their cause and courageous in pursuit of it. Jackson was a warrior, King a pacifist, yet King died at the hands of an enemy and Jackson by friendly fire.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard. - Thomas J. Jackson

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