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Modern Day Prophets

Modern day prophets are people who others look up to and follow. For example, Charles Manson was considered a modern day prophet back in the 70’s. Modern day prophets are usually fraudulent.

Some people consider someone the listed people a modern day prophet:

  • Mother Teresa
  • Martin Luther King
  • Gandhi
  • Fred Hollows

All 4 listed have been said as modern day prophets because of what they have done and affected many lives.

Fred Hollows was an Australian Ophthalmologist who believed in a world where no-one was needlessly blind. 

Fred Hollows did many great things, but among the most important was the development of low cost Intraocular lens laboratories in Nepal and Eritrea. An IOL (the lens inserted during cataract surgery) used to cost hundreds of dollars to manufacture, pushing cataract surgery beyond the reach of most in the developing world. The laboratories that Fred began now manufacture lenses for around $5-8US each, significantly lowering the cost of surgery. over 3 million lenses have been manufactured and exported to around 40 countries. 


Mother Teresa established a mission in India which administered help to the poor, downtrodden, outcasts and poorest of the poor. Her and the sisters did all the dirty work picking up the sick and dying from the streets, feeding them, cleaning their posteriors and either saved their lives or let them die in comfort.


Gandhi studied law in England, then spent 20 years defending the rights of immigrants in South Africa. In 1914 he returned to India and became the leader of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi urged non-violence and civil disobedience as a means to independence from Great Britain, with public acts of defiance that landed him in jail several times. In 1947 he participated in the post war negotiations that led to Indian independence. A Hindu fanatic shot him to death in 1948.


Martin Luther King spoke even though he knew eventually it would cost him his life. Organizing others into a cohesive group to speak out in peaceful ways against policies that were by their very nature unjust.. Attempting to move people towards a world were everyone was considered the same with no regard for the colour of their skin.


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