Classic Insults From The Reformer

Classic Insults From The Reformer

Sometimes the classics like “Thou whitewashed tomb, oh sepulchre!” or “You brood of vipers, making for yourselves disciples twice as fit for Hell as you yourselves already are!” just lose their cutting power. Luckily for us, as Protestants at least, we can look back to the wit and wisdom of the saints that came before us to find newer, sicker burns, just listen to this…

“Your words are un-Christian, antichristian, and spoken by the inspiration of the evil spirit.”-From Defense and Explanation of All the Articles, pg. 83 of Luther’s Works, Vol. 32

Ouch! You kiss your mother with that mouth? This rare gem, and thousands of others, have been collected and curated for us in the hallowed pages of  I keep the page pulled up in my browser on my smartphone so when some bonehead cuts me off in traffic I can whip out…

“You are the most insane heretics and ingrafters of heretical perversity.”-From Explanations of the Ninety-Five Theses, pg. 88 of Luther’s Works, Vol. 31

pure satisfaction