October 31, 2005
Trick or Treat?
Today is a ironic anniversary. Aside from it being All Hallow's Eve--better know as Halloween--it's also the anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Schlosskirche ('Castle Church') in Wittenberg, Germany , creating the Protestant Church, starting a centuries-long argument and, thus taking his place as one of the many proto-bloggers.
On a lighter note, are you dressing up for Halloween?
And the Catholic Church might benefit from some sort of Reformation in 2005, (at least they ought to revisit the celibacy rule for priests) Martin Luther was way ahead of his time on that one, he knew it was UNHEALTHY and unneccessary. Had the Catholic Church heeded Luther's suggestion to repeal the celibacy requirement, they might have avoided the problems they have today (paying millions and millions in settlements to victims of homosexual priests who couldnt keep their hands off the altar boys) And the money (they paid out, and continue to pay out) isnt as tragic as the thousands upon thousands of young boys lives who who scarred by these creepy, sick "men of the cloth".
(Proud to be a Lutheran, and yes, we know all the hymns by heart, and doughnuts and coffee are in our official church budget)Posted by: Ruth on November 1, 2005 05:44 AM
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