Sunday, May 08, 2005

Does anyone remember Martin Luther?

Anyone who grew up in the christian world, well non-catholics, is familiar with Martin Luther who is most famous of the post jesus christians, most famous for the nailing of the articles of Reformation on the door of the catholic church.

The storm broke on October 31, the eve of All Saints Day. On that day Luther nailed a copy of the NINETY-FIVE THESES to the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg. The Theses (actually 95 statements), all related to the prevalence of indulgences and Luther offered to dispute them all. history guide

You'd also be familiar with how he had to be hidden because his life was in danger from the corruption in the catholic church, declared an outlaw; anyone might have killed him without fear of punishment.

The catholic church declared Martin Luther, one of the most important persons in the post-jesus christian world an outlaw...

Separation of Church and State... it has its purpose... its to ensure that religion doesn't pervert or is perverted by government.

Remember the Salem witch trials? Where women accused of being witches were burned at the stake? Or how bout the Spanish missionaries and the destruction of the Aztec and Myan cultures? Familiar with the phrase "kill all the missionaries"? The spanish inquisition, the crusades...

Religion and politics HAVE to remain separate, because sometimes decisions made in the church aren't the best for society...

Martin Luther was so influential because he got lucky... what if the church had its way, and his voice was silenced before his reformation could have taken off?


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