Saturday, June 19, 2010

Luther's colourful language

Luther’s colourful language

One of Martin Luther’s hobbies [or perhaps it was a hobby horse that he rode quite often] was to hurl insults at the devil. The language Luther employs can be colourful and earthy. Here is an example:

“It’s the supreme art of the devil that he can make the law out of the gospel. If I can hold on to the distinction between law and gospel, I can say to him any and every time that he should kiss my backside.”

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