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"...In spite of this prevailing tendency to conform, we as Christians have a mandate to be nonconformists. ... We are called to be people of conviction, not conformity; of moral nobility, not social respectability. We are commanded to live differently and according to higher loyalty. Every true Christian is a citizen of two worlds, the world of time and the world of eternity. We are, paradoxically, in the world and yet not of the world. Living in the colony of time, we are ultimately responsible to the empire of eternity. As Christians we must never surrender our supreme loyalty to any time-bound custom or earth-bound idea, for at the heart of our universe is a higher reality -- God and his kingdom of love -- to which we must be conformed." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, African American clergyman, peace and civil rights activist, excerpt from the 1954 sermon "Transformed Nonconformist," as published in "Strength To Love" (1963)
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