The Golden Insult

| March 4, 2012

Fortunately we have the web, and thus, now, the Lutheran Insulter. (To be clear, it entails insults by Luther, not insult to Lutherans.)

If only so we can be reminded what an ass he could be. (Oh, sorry, that wasn’t very creative. I’ll try harder next time…)

But every now and then he manages to illuminate in the process:

Behold, indeed, this little golden work of a golden teacher! It is a work most worthy of golden letters, and lest there be something about it which is not golden, it must be handed down by golden disciples, namely, by those about whom it is said, “The idols of the nations are silver and gold. They have eyes, but they see not.”

From Explanations of the Ninety-Five Theses, pg. 164 of Luther’s Works, Vol. 31

A gold star for Luther. Keep up the good work…