Appropriating the Same Inspiration

I heard sociologist Peter Berger speak about his book In Praise of Doubt: How to Have Convictions without Becoming a Fanatic, and he made a point that I’ve been thinking about a lot.

Martin Luther King (and the Civil Rights Movement)and the Ku Klux Klan both used the song “The Old Rugged Cross” as an inspiration for their causes.

How often we see only one perspective and use data to support what we “know” or use other things to drum up emotions related to our cause.


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