By Allan Gillis
Yeah Baaaby!!! PAAARRRTAAYYY!!!
Martin Luther he’s our man! …Roman Papists in the garbarge can!
The Pope is going to “celebrate” and “commemorate” the so-called Protestant “Reformation”!!! Yaaaayyyy!!!! Yippeeee!! Check this out all you wild-n’-crazy dudes and dudettes!!!
“VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will visit Sweden, one of the world’s least religious countries, for a joint celebration in October between Lutherans and Catholics to launch commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.”
A friend of mine reminds me; “To ‘commemorate’ is defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary as “to recall and show respect for (someone or something) in a ceremony.” My bud then asks; “How is it possible for a pope to “commemorate” and “celebrate” the occasion of the division of the Body of Christ, and the falling away of Christians from the Catholic Church in the Reformation? ”
Good question brutha!!!
May I remind Frankie-The-Hippie-Pope of what Cool-Hand Luther had to say back then – about one of Frankie’s predecessors? Feast thine eyes you wretched fellow papists:
“Yes, we afterward established in our decretals that only the pope should convoke councils and name the participants.” But dear one, is this true? Who commanded you to establish this? “Silence, you heretic! What comes out of our mouth must be kept!” I hear it—which mouth do you mean? The one from which the farts come? (You can keep that yourself!) Or the one into which the good Corsican wine flows? (Let a clog shit in to that!) “Oh, you abominable Luther, should you talk to the pope like this?” …Shame on you too, you blasphemous, desperate rogues and crude asses—and should you talk to an emperor and empire like this? Yes, should you malign and desecrate four such high councils with the four greatest Christian emperors, just for the sake of your farts and decretals? Why do you let yourselves imagine that you are better than crass, crude, ignorant asses and fools, who neither know nor wish to know what councils, bishops, churches, emperors—indeed, what God and his word—are? You are a crude ass, you ass- pope, and an ass you will remain!” –
-Against the Roman Papacy, an Institution of the Devil. 1545.
…got to admit, Ol’ Cool-Hand Luther had a flair for flattery!
My “hero-editor” Matt Michael over at The Remnant further cites Luther and comments:
“What are we witnessing here, if not the initial stages of a Vatican exoneration of heresy and the rehabilitation of Protestant heretics, including Martin Luther who famously said of the papacy: “If I am prompted to say: ‘Thy Kingdom come,’ I must perforce add: ‘cursed, damned, destroyed must be the papacy.’