Martin Luther, Jr.: A Rebel with a Cause

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Even godly men of faith will often do surprising and unexpected things to combat corruption. I think we can all look to the example a German priest to understand this concept.

It was a couple of hundred years ago, give or take, and he couldn’t stand what he saw around him. He could have preached a sermon or sent a letter to the editor, but no, he had to do something greater. Something that would truly attract the attention of the leaders of his day.

It was a day like any other when he walked up to the gates of Neuschwanstein Castle and nailed 99 feces to that door. It doesn’t really matter whether the feces were his own or animal excrement, he made his point. And although I can’t understand how it stayed nailed to the door, I admire his chutzpah.

It was those 99 feces that led to a religious revolution and changed the landscape of history. Of course, he faced much opposition from the Baptist regime but he stood strong. And today, there are literally thousands of Methodists who follow in his footsteps.

We need more men with the courage of Martin Luther, Jr. We must all nail 99 feces (metaphorically speaking, of course) to the walls of corruption of our day.

(I didn’t do any fact-checking since this is just a blog article. I wrote from memory so some details may be off a little. Thanks. Have a nice day.)


17 thoughts on “Martin Luther, Jr.: A Rebel with a Cause

  1. Brian

    maybe a commentary on the amount of trust we place in any words written in the blogosphere without thinking or checking them out….

  2. Brian

    I honestly didn’t realize that the true event happened on Halloween.

    If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there. – Martin Luther

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