Tuesday, September 20, 2016

St. Martin Luther Holy Cards! In Time for Halloween!



St. Martin Luther,  Patron of Heretics and Anti-Popes


St. Martin Luther,
You saw the corruption in the Church,
and had the courage to speak out.
You recognized parts of the Bible that did not belong
and took them out
(even though your followers had to put
some of them back in).
You changed Holy Writ to make salvation
depend on "faith alone."
You tore the Christian West apart
and gave birth to 40,000 sects.
St. Martin Luther, Pray for Us.

Instructions:

Print your official St. Martin Luther Holy Card picture to the desired size on card stock, then print the prayer on the back of it. Optional: have it laminated at Staples.

23 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, can we please all do exactly that and send it to our bishops and the Vatican?? Why does the idea of that feel so right. Well done Bear.

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  2. i can't take credit for the photoshop job. I don't know who did it. Just another meme. But yes, if a million of these could circulate to show how stupid this whole thing was, it would be a good thing.

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  3. Martin Luther was a neurotic and his theology is rooted in his neurosis and feeling of inadequacy as a man. He was having a mid-life crisis of faith and purpose.

    The Catholic Church was perfectly justified in condemning his heresy. At first the Church was lenient with him and he forced the Church to condemn him through his excesses.

    I understand that your pray card is a joke but I just don't find it funny at all. Princes in the north of German took advantage of the situation to exploit it for political gain and wealth via their relationships with the Holy Roman Emperor. This plunged the German people into a very bloody civil war where German's population was quite literally cut in half.

    All thanks to Martin Luther!

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    1. All the more reason to mock him and Jorge Bergogilo. But I appreciate your firm grasp of the history, especially of the political aspect of Luther. He would write to incite the peasants to rebel, then turn on them viciously when they did.

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  4. Just in time for Lund! Bear, get your furry self to the festivities and sell these holy heretic cards for a euro each. You'll come home a rich bear.

    Marketing tip: make the card twice the size with a center fold! Feature the Holy Father on the back with his prayer as follows: Pope Francis, It took 500 years, but in your tender mercy you have set us straight! We are but snow covered dung sinning boldly but ever hopeful that it really doesn't matter--salvation is for all! With your guidance may we be ever more prayerful and move forward! Amen.

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    1. I like that. But if I make two separate cards I can sell two.

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    2. Don't forget the Fr. Ted Hesburgh stamps. Those will be a huge seller at the hereticfest.

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  5. I almost threw up when I saw this on Canon212.com, not knowing if it was real! My stomach still hurts a bit...and I am serious. The Pope might canonize him in October...would not be surprised.

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  6. I don't dislike modern Lutherans, I suppose, at least not some of the synods. I am sometimes surprised to see Lutheran churches looking more like Catholic churches should. But Luther himself was just a nasty piece of work. Jorge Bergoglio... well, it's a good thing we had a spare Pope when Jorge went flat.

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    1. That Lutheran Satire seems to have some better theology than what comes out of many bishops mouths these days. What bothers me is that we seem to be dialoguing with the most liberal end of their "bishops" and not their more traditional minded that offer hope to come back to Rome.

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    2. It's not so much we are not dialoguing with the conservative Lutherans, they refuse to dialogue with the liberal Catholic Church.

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  7. Thanks Bear. We can now see a new pantheon of saints under Francis. Pure Dale Carnegie I'd say.

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  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nSKkwzwdW4

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  9. Utterly, unfathomably, universally, ecumenically, ridiculous is life separated from our portion of the Passion of Christ. Only through Christ Jesus are we forgiven our sins and made a new and perfect creation. He suffered and died, so that our sins may be forgiven. He suffered for our inequity and gave us His Way, Truth, and Life so that through His redemptive and sanctifying grace, we will die to our former sinful ways, lies, and death.

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  10. Luther walked by worldly sight, not by faith. He saw with worldly eyes, and all he saw was hopeless irreconcilable filth and depravity. Christ showed us Love by dying for us on all cross, and offering His Life to all who accept Him, and with Him we can't sin. It's hard to believe, but through Christ all things are possible.

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  11. Totally off topic Bear, but....an alternative cover graphic for your book? Ha! :)

    http://hopelesslysane.blogspot.com/2016/09/ive-discovered-my-identity.html

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    1. My dear Badger, this seems like an odd site. On second thought, perhaps not for a Badger. Interesting... but not quite what I had in mind. BTW to date you are the only person to actually read the entire novel! So you can feel special. Even though hated it LOL

      Oh, the ending is quite a bit different. Thank you for your feedback. I've gotten some other good feedback, too. This remains a CATHOLIC psychological thriller. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :-)

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    2. I getting the feeling that despite winning the contest for the book, I'm going to be the last member of the woodland to read it.

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    3. yeah, she's a little rough-edged, but often very funny. And in general, badgers are quite a box of enigma.

      btw, I didn't hate your book at all....jeeeeeeze Bear...can't a girl give some heartfelt feedback without being call a .....well,.....badger?

      btw, btw....will you be making available some signed (inscribed) copies for sale? If so, I'd like mine to say,

      "to may dear Badger, my bestest buddy and pal...never forget the crazy nights in Tijuana....and Minsk, yeah, 'specially Minsk.
      your buddy Bear"

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    4. I was joking Badger. It's all good, and all gets considered, and most of it gets changed. I've made huge changes on account of good feedback.

      The Bear plans on "scent signing" copies of the book for his friends by rubbing it on his musk glands. He thinks it's a lot more personal.

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    5. I was hoping for a paw print on mine, but scenting is even better. Don't suppose you could go even one better with a Bear blood splatter for Flea? It's a bit of a tease to put an image of one on the cover and not provide a real sample. I'd bet Red Death could help you out with that.

      Well, to make myself feel less left out, I read Dream Thief last night. It will be fun to see what you can do with an extra 160K words to flesh out characters and motives.

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    6. a lot harder to write a short story than a novel

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