Gandhi, Malcolm X: These ‘Saints’ Were NOT Perfect. And Here’s Why IT IS OKAY

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We all admire great teachers and leaders – people who exemplify what is good and great in this world. However, when we put them on a pedestal for their grand deeds and wise words, we start judging them. When we praise or condemn someone we view them as either above or below us. People we elevate to sainthood are regular folks [with a dark past, personal experiences that don’t match their public image, beliefs that do not resonate with half of the population of this world] and must be viewed as such.

Gandhi

Gandhi coined the term “be the change you wish to see in the world”. But the real Gandhi mistreated his family. He refused to educate his sons and ordered them to abstain from sex. When his wife was stricken with pneumonia, he was told that a shot of penicillin would heal her; Gandhi refused to inject ‘alien medicine’ into her body, and she died. Two weeks later, he caught malaria and allowed doctors to save his life with quinine, an ‘alien medicine’. His personal physician used to sleep and bathe with Gandhi. When challenged, he explained how he ensured decency was not offended: “While she is bathing I keep my eyes tightly shut. I do not know … whether she bathes naked or with her underwear on. I can tell from the sound that she uses soap”.

Malcolm

Malcolm X, a human rights activist and a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, was a reformed criminal who at 18 engaged in drug dealing, gambling, racketeering, robbery, and pimping. He also occasionally had sex with other men, usually for money.

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All great people, our heroes, are made of flesh and blood and are therefore flawed. But it doesn’t change the fact that they were revolutionaries ready to die for their beliefs, had immensely large hearts, and were responsible for some of the greatest deeds that changed the world for the better.

In Messiah Complex (those who suffer from the Messiah Complex believe ‘they are, or destined to become, a saviour’), Russell Brand comically explores the lives of his four heroes – Mahatma Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Jesus – that currently have saint-like status. A must-watch:


Source: collective-evolution.com

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Where did the author of this article get their info from? I was just curious because I have never heard of Malcolm X having sex with other men for money.

  2. So the purpose of this article is what? And I would also like to know where this info on Gandhi came from. We all have faults. This article seems pretty pointless to me

    • Why do you think all the Indians are so quiet? Gandhi was even known for having sex with his goat. But whatever article says it’s written and published in India. It’s nothing new.

  3. so true…even jesus got a whore pregnant and hung around 12 men all day. Muhammad was a pedofile……martin luther king wasn’t perfect either, he slept with many women…etc

    • Where’s your evidence Jesus got a whore pregnant? you blasphemous liar!!, Muhammad was not a paedophile his marriage to Aisha was a legitimised marriage though she may have been young at the time (9-12 years) it was actually normal in some lands/cultures for women to be married of young. The Romans also got their sons married to young girls 10-12 years of age, even in some countries today people get married at a young age. Marriage is not something that is just pure sexual activity it is a way for someone to develop themselves and take responsibility i.e. to becoming a man, to become less dependent on parents etc. There is a difference between marriage and engaging in sex in a bf/gf type of way. Marriage is for the men

  4. so true…even jesus got a whore pregnant and hung around 12 men all day. Muhammad was a pedofile……martin luther king wasn’t perfect either, he slept with many women…etc

  5. An interesting point that author C.S. Lewis makes on Jesus being called very good, but not perfect: it isn’t possible for someone to do what he did and be good but not perfect.
    He calls it the poached egg theory and it leaves 3 possible situations.
    1. He is true and the perfect son of God.
    2. He was perfect evil, the devil himself sent to lie.
    3. He was insane.

    These are the only scenerios because He came to us rejecting our world but accepting us if we would follow Him. He also made a huge promise to everyone who does.
    So if Jesus is telling the truth, He is the son of God.
    If He lies, he claimed to be the son of God and isnt, He taught false lessons, and lead millions to do the same.
    The only reasons he might lie and feel impowered to live as he did: demon or fool.
    Lives are spent in His dedication and love. If He is not the son of God, He is nothing good.

    For the record, I believe He is the son of God.

    PS: the article attacks Jesus in no place outside of the title.
    The writer and Anonymous should both be ashamed by this empty slander.
    I thought that Anonymous was very helpful until now, but deciet is filthy.

    You should remove this post. More like stool.

    • You are the fool you for believe Jesus was the son of a so called God and Jesus was evil for manipulating so many people and making such a large cult that goes around the world that is if he even existed which I have my doubts probably all some assholes who created a book to control others saying they’d have a life after death if they followed it

  6. An interesting point that author C.S. Lewis makes on Jesus being called very good, but not perfect: it isn’t possible for someone to do what he did and be good but not perfect.
    He calls it the poached egg theory and it leaves 3 possible situations.
    1. He is true and the perfect son of God.
    2. He was perfect evil, the devil himself sent to lie.
    3. He was insane.

    These are the only scenerios because He came to us rejecting our world but accepting us if we would follow Him. He also made a huge promise to everyone who does.
    So if Jesus is telling the truth, He is the son of God.
    If He lies, he claimed to be the son of God and isnt, He taught false lessons, and lead millions to do the same.
    The only reasons he might lie and feel impowered to live as he did: demon or fool.
    Lives are spent in His dedication and love. If He is not the son of God, He is nothing good.

    For the record, I believe He is the son of God.

    PS: the article attacks Jesus in no place outside of the title.
    The writer and Anonymous should both be ashamed by this empty slander.
    I thought that Anonymous was very helpful until now, but deciet is filthy.

    You should remove this post. More like stool.

  7. In Messiah Complex (those who suffer from the Messiah Complex believe ‘they are, or destined to become, a savior’), Russell Brand comically explores the lives of his four heroes – Mahatma Gandhi , Che Guevara(Married two women), Malcolm X , Jesus, Mohammed – that currently have saint-like status. A must-watch:

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