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  • 500th Anniversary of the 95 Theses

    I'm surprised I've seen no mention of this today. The proclamation changed the world.

    "Here I stand; I can do no other."

    Luther's proclamation at the Diet of Worms remains the most cogent response to a life properly lived. It was his final defense of the revolution he started in 1517.

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    It truly did change the world. Quite interesting that NPR tweeted out each of the 95 Theses, one by one, today.

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    • #3
      Not here...but I've seen a few mentions...

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      • #4
        iirc, he wanted shorter track meets, too. I think that was #96 on his list.

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        • #5
          #97 was "get rid of the walks."

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          • #6
            I read somewhere today that this marked the transition of Halloween from a religious to a secular holiday.
            Last edited by lonewolf; 11-01-2017, 04:09 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
              I read somewhere today that this marked the transition of Halloween from a religious to a secular holiday.
              I have always found it interesting that just as Christ considered himself a Jew, did Luther consider himself a Catholic. Yet the teaching of each resulted in their followers repudiating the very thing that these men were.

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              • #8
                best (tacky) cartoon I ever saw, from National Lampoon: "Luther nails his 95 feces to the door"

                but on a serious note, I see that there is debate over whether the popular legend actually happened.

                http://time.com/4997128/martin-luthe...s-controversy/

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