JR Woodward is one of my regular blog reads. His post this morning, Emails from My Friend at Duke Divinity, cracked Imbi and I up. (In the humour sense – I recognize that some of you believe I’ve cracked up…but that is another story.)
On history according to Catholics:
“The church was doing fine… okay so we had three popes at once but we got rid of two… okay so the pope had three kids even though he’s celibate, but they became bishops so it was good for the church… okay so the pope thought he was a renaissance knight… but basically the church was doing just fine and *bam!* out of nowhere comes these Protestants…”
On history according to Protestants:
“Someone turned off the lights in the middle ages. Then, suddenly, Martin Luther descended from heaven on a beam of glory with a bible in one hand and a hymnal in the other.”
Read the whole post.