Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Martin Luther on Suicide

This clip comes from the film, Luther, and portrays his courageous decision, early in his career, to defy the teaching of the Church of his day that suicide was a mortal sin. Because of that teaching, the victims of suicide, of what Luther called "despair," were not buried in church graveyards. But Luther said that God is a God of mercy and love Who is "friendly."

And yes, Luther called Satan a shit. Who better to wear that title?

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