Thursday, March 1, 2012

Insult your friends like a Lutheran!

Martin Luther is known as the father of the reformation. His 95 theses were the spark that set fire to Europe changing its religious and political landscape forever.

But Luther also had another spark that tended to cause fire, his tongue. Luther was a prolific writer but he could also be down right caustic at times. He is known for saying some pretty nasty things about his enemies. Small wonder Luther did not like the Epistle of James with the comment in 3:5 about the tongue being a fire. James seems to describe Luther!

But perhaps Luther is your hero to such a degree that you wish you could insult your enemies and friends like a reformer! Well now you can. The Martin Luther Insult Generator allows you find quotes from Luther's works that you can use to insult those around you.

For instance, no longer like your neighbor? Try this insult from Luther.

Your home, once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness.From The Freedom of a Christian, pg. 336 of Luther's Works, Vol. 31

Or how about that know-it-all colleague who is to big for his britches? Try this:

In appearance and words you simulate modesty, but you are so swollen with haughtiness, arrogance, pride, malice, villainy, rashness, superciliousness, ignorance, and stupidity that there is nothing to surpass you.From Against Latomus, pg. 160 of Luther's Works, Vol. 32

And then for those attorneys who are trying to extort money from you and your church.

You should rightly be called lawyers for asses.From On the Councils and the Church, pg. 158 of Luther's Works, Vol. 41s, Vol. 41

The Martin Luther Insult Generator is great fun for the whole family. You could learn a new insult everyday and try it out in your church or place of employment. And the bet thing is you don't have to worry about doing anything wrong because Luther also told us to SIN BOLDLY.

HT: Stuart @ EChurch Blog.


  1. Gee, Dr. John,
    It's the end of quarter and it looks like you have way too much time on your hands.

    Is this one you could use on students who don't pay attention?
    You are worthy only to be mocked by the words of error.
    From Explanations of the Ninety-Five Theses, pg. 175 of Luther's Works, Vol. 31

  2. Awesome. Words cannot express our gratitude for these powerful words of admonition from the great reformer - and overall ornery man - Luther himself.