Comparing Letter From Birmingham Jail By Socrates, And MLK Jr.

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Many recent texts all include different degrees of social disruption. These are made to improve society or to improve the certain individual’s society. All four texts read in class are suggesting social disruption for freedom and improvement. In the Euthyphro, we look at gods and corruption of the youth. Socrates and Euthyphro’s conversation is centered on what is pious and impious and this is what their entire conversation consists of. Socrates is using his great wisdom to teach Euthyphro about piety and impiety. Socrates said, “The Athenians, it seems to me, may think a man to be clever without paying him much attention, so long as they do not think that he teaches his wisdom to others. But as soon as they think that he makes other people …show more content…

Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. This is a letter that he wrote to his fellow clergymen addressing the issues that he has had with Birmingham and more importantly, why racism is a huge issue and needs to be ended. He also stresses his thoughts on segregation among the different races. When white people went around telling the black people how to live their lives, it caused many issues among the society. Blacks weren’t allowed to get hotel rooms at places and would have to sleep in their cars if they were planning on traveling anywhere and needing to stop and sleep. They had to break the news to their children that even though it would be a very fun adventure to go and enjoy the new amusement park advertised on TV, that they couldn’t go because it’s only for white people. And they were treated completely different from all other people just because of the color of their skin. Every one of these examples shows a society that is being diminished by social disruption. King Jr. was all about causing nonviolent tension to resolve issues. He did this because that way the issue would be dramatized and couldn’t be ignored anymore. King Jr. has made a stand against segregation and racism and will stand by his word. He says, “I must say to you that we have not made a …show more content…

Luther didn’t believe that the Catholic Church was teaching people about their religion in the correct way. He thought that they were hiding parts of the religion from them, and he wanted to make it clear to the people of what they were to be learning and practicing. In wanting to do this, Luther wrote The Small Catechism. The Small Catechism is a document that highlights the Ten Commandments, the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the sacraments, and the daily prayers of the people. He directly writes what each of these texts is, and then he describes exactly what each of them means. This is to clarify to the people the exact knowingness of their religion. When he went around visiting various churches he began to notice that no matter where he went most everyone had been baptized and were receiving the body and blood of Christ, yet they didn’t even know the Our Father, the Ten Commandments, or the Creed. This was very hurtful to Luther. He knew that all of these people were taking their Christian liberty for granted, and he wanted to put an end to this. It was not the peoples fault per say, but they weren’t able to get help. The pastors were mainly all incompetent individuals and also did not know how to teach what they were to be teaching. So, Luther knew he had to go against the Catholic Church, which caused much disruption during those times, and write out exactly the words every Christian should know. Luther knew that

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