Luther on temptation and beer

Thursday, February 04, 2010

"Be strong and of good courage, and by all means throw aside these monstrous thoughts. Whenever the devil vexes you with these thoughts, seek the company of others, or drink more, joke, make nonsense, or engage in some other form of merriment. Sometimes one must drink more, joke, make nonsense, and even commit some sin in defiance and contempt of the devil in order not to give him an opportunity to make us scrupulous about trifles."

-Martin Luther, Letter to Jerome Weller: On the Devil, July 1530

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At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cf. I Timothy 5:23

At 5:51 PM, Anonymous doug said...

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At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Derek said...

Great idea, I added share buttons to all the posts.


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