Thursday, January 24th, 2008
The good theologian chuckles at how absurdly good the gospel of Jesus is. He laughs, because he doesn’t take himself too seriously. And he knows the power of a good giggle: tittering at what tempts him robs it of its power. So don’t be a pompous ass. Be a merrie theologiane!
Luther knew how to be merry: at home, Luther had his own bowling alley (he loved bowling – he’s said to be the guy who standardised the rules, fixing the number of pins at nine); he even had his own brewery. Much of the Reformation in Germany stemmed from Luther having people over for dinner. He had people over the whole time. And over supper they’d talk theology: sometimes it was justification, sometimes the theology of farting. For example:
Clearly the Devil’s taunts weren’t so bad after that!
Fancy some more? Laugh your way through this most rip-roaring read: