Saturday, September 20, 2003

Luther: The Movie
I feel sorry for him. He made some bad mistakes - the 'Reformation' was a mistake! - but considering the corruption all around him in Germany one can understand why he made them. There is a legend that he recanted on his deathbed, which can't be proved but given how volatile and unstable he was, it wouldn't have been out of character for him.

By the way, he went to confession, almost keeping it as a sacrament, and believed in the Assumption. Like C.S. Lewis centuries later, he was less Protestant than his fans.

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