Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Reformation Day!

I'd guess most of my readers know this already, but today's the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg church door. If you wonder why the Pope got so angry, take a look at them. The very form of Luther's theses leads anyone familiar with the Scriptures to a position harshly antagonistic to that of Rome at the time.

You can celebrate with a good German supper, preferably followed by a copious release of anti-hypertension drugs. Luther is said to have joked that he kept evil spirits at bay by breaking wind. Now how that would work, seeing that those spirits have their home in a sulfurous Hell, is beyond me, but he said it.

Salvation and 120/80, man. It's time to celebrate!


W.B. Picklesworth said...

It's Reformation Day today? ;)

We had some readings from Luther in Chapel today along with several of his hymns.

I'll have to remember about the power of breaking wind. It might come in handy with some of the jokers running the church these days.

Bike Bubba said...

To some, we are the smell of death....and they say you can smell a theological conservative a mile away!