Wednesday, June 13, 2007

This day in history: June 13

1525 - Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy doctrine decreed by the Roman Catholic Church on priests.

If I ever had a trivia question posed about whether Martin Luther was married, I would have gotten it wrong. This came as a total surprise. Evidently, she was a German nun. A monk and a nun, they must have been quite the party animals. She looks like she might have been something before electricity. (quick, what movie is that a reference to)

This reminds me of a joke: a horse walks into a bar, and the bartender asks, why the long face.


Bike Bubba said...

And they must of enjoyed each other's company, as Mrs. Luther spent most of her married life pregnant or nursing. Never underestimate the sex appeal of good theology, I guess. :^)

Dan S. said...

The reference was to "Caddyshack."

Two guys walk into a bar. They should've ducked.

Gino said...

the celebacy doctrine doesnt exist, as it is not a doctrine.
it is a required discipline.

entirely different.

doctrines never change, though they can be expanded upon as fuller understanding is attained.

a discipline can be changed by simple decree.

Steve said...

She was also quite the brewmistress.

Tiger Lilly said...

Dan-I heard a different version of that joke:
Three guys what into a bar. You would think one of them had seen it.