Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fact of the Day: Martin Luther's Powerful Friends

When Martin Luther formed the first wave of Protestantism, he made his break with the Catholic church in a very pro-Catholic Holy Roman Empire since he lived in what is now modern-day Germany. While most men in a situation like that would be executed or exiled, Martin Luther was protected by powerful German princes who considered themselves Lutherans. 

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  1. Get royalty on your side, good for most things I guess.

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  2. It's always good to know people in powerful places. Hugs...RO

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  3. It always pays off to have friends in High Places.

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  4. This past October 31st (of all dates) was the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing the 95 thesis to the church door, and thus the beginnings of what we now call Protestantism.

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  5. While I am Catholic, I gotta admit, Martin had a a good point.

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  6. My mom was born in Wittenberg and grew up near there. Funny that you have this posted today as my mom passed away last night

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    1. My sincere deepest sympathy, Birgit.
      Colin

      PS: I went to Wittenberg way back in 1974. Quite an impressive large town or small city. And the weather was perfect to make things better.

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