You think? Do you think? When did that start? Today? You had better go take your medications<quoted text>I also think
This is probably the first time I heard you admit that you do not know EVERYTHING, self-deification. Thanks.<quoted text>that West is right that at least in societies in which one of the Abrahamic traditions is the majority faith, the prophetic tradition within that Abrahamic religion. Yes, even some Muslims may fit that description--like Abdul Ghaffer Khan of India, probably many of those clerics who supported who supported Mossadegh, etc.
I suspect that in countries whose religion is not predominantly Abrahamic, there are equivalents of the prophets. I know that India has an ancient philosophical tradition preceding the Greeks (though convention has it that Greece INVENTED philosophy), I suspect she also has he own prophets. Gandhi seems to be such a person. But I know far less about Hindu or Budhists traditions. So, I can't be sure
As I said above, Gandhi was a living saint. But he never claimed to be such. And he was embarrassed by it. Mother Theresa was a Mother Divine but not a saint. Now the Catholic Church is in the process of determining if she was saint. Maybe they are completed the process. I have not been paying much attention to it. But one thing that is essential to designating a person a saint in the Catholic Church that the person must be proven to have committed miracles or closely associated with miracles in some intimate way. Divine intervention id required in order to commit a miracle; thus rendering a person a saint. Gossips and rumors and mere dreams are insufficient. That must be hard concrete evidence or so much eye witness evidence as to be equivalent to concrete physical evidence. This is a serious matter that cannot be taken lightly.
Nat Turner had visions and dreams and perhaps hallucinations as did Apostle Paul. Now call Nat Turner a prophet. Call him an Apostle. Call him a saint. He kilt a bunch of racist slave holding crakKkas. That made him a prophet. EVERY ONE of the great African leaders and resisters to slavery were deeply devout and religious men and women. Africa has NEVER produced an atheistic leader, a secularist leader, etc. Some gave lip service to secularism. That was usually dictated by a religiously diverse community/nation. But NONE were fools enough to mess with the peoples Beliefs and religions. When that idiot attempted to do so in Egypt recently, he was promptly kicked out of office to good effect. Long Live Egypt!!! Long Live the Egyptian Revolution!!!
King was a nice enough guy. But he was not a prophet. We have no evidence that he was. He certainly never made such a claim. None of his friends, family, close associates claimed MLKJ was a prophet. MLK was I think a fourth generation preacher and very religious. But he was not a prophet nor even a saint like Gandhi. See, idiot, once you start to put words into King's mouth you end up way off track way out there in left field claiming MLKJ was a leftist. Maybe. But YOU are an idiot and a liar and there is no doubt about it