The Protestant Reformation: 500 fun-filled years
Did you realize that October 31 marks 500 years since Martin Luther presented his famous “95 theses” about abuses by the Roman Catholic Church? (October 31, 1517 was also the day Luther declared, “Salvation comes not by works, but by faith...faith there’s a special circle of hell for the purveyors of pumpkin spice products
.”) Although Luther was merely trying to tweak the existing church, his actions are generally regarded as the launching pad for the world-changing split known as the Protestant Reformation. World-changing indeed. Can you imagine all those “A priest, a rabbi and a minister walked into a bar” jokes without the third component? (“Oy! The Presbyterian knew all the punchlines.”)
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