Pumpkin Carving || Reformation Day!
Happy Halloween everyone! Now I know some of you do not do Halloween, but Halloween,(or Reformation Day), is not just about getting candy & dressing up. Martin Luther, on this day nailed the copy of, well, I'll just let Wikipedia tell you. :)
On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther wrote to Albrecht, Archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, protesting against the sale of indulgences. He enclosed in his letter a copy of his "Disputation of Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences," which came to be known as The 95 Theses. Hans Hillerbrand writes that Luther had no intention of confronting the church, but saw his disputation as a scholarly objection to church practices, and the tone of the writing is accordingly "searching, rather than doctrinaire." Hillerbrand writes that there is nevertheless an undercurrent of challenge in several of the theses, particularly in Thesis 86, which asks: "Why does the pope, whose wealth today is greater than the wealth of the richest Crassus, build the basilica of St. Peter with the money of poor believers rather than with his own money?"
The 95 Theses were quickly translated from Latin into German, printed, and widely copied,
making the controversy one of the first in history to be aided by the printing press.
Within two weeks, copies of the theses had spread throughout Germany;
within two months throughout Europe.
So there you go, the history of Reformation Day. If you want to learn about Halloween, I'll let you
do you're own research. :)
Anyway, this post was not a history lesson, I PROMISE! When we had some extended family
come down last week, we went to a pumpkin patch and picked out pumpkins. Then, once we
came home, we carved pumpkins. So, of course it was a great opportunity to take photos!!
So the carved pumpkins were: (from right to left) witch, Kylo Ren, and heart eyes, which was
mine. So have a fun time trick-or-treating, or just staying home, or going to a fun fall party!
What are you going as for Halloween?
What are your plans?
All for now,