Open, analytical, and never abandoning truth, Martin Luther King Jr came to understand at a young age that man had a shameful inclination toward taking the low road when it came to social involvement. King was concerned with present day existence and felt the gospel should speak to the whole man, not just his spirit and soul. What about slums that damn young people? King believed Christian mentalities such as “turn the other cheek” and “love your enemies” worked well with conflicts between individuals but not when racial groups are under conflict. King was fascinated by teachings of Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of satyagraha. Satya is truth and grapha is force, and Gandhi operated with nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr’s synthesis of Gandhi’s nonviolence and existentialism combined Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.