Apologetics 101

# 8 in a series

By FRATER BOVIOUS


"Take no prisoners"

“Take no prisoners”

… continuing from last week, we have this example of a cordial exchange between Thomas More and Martin Luther regarding certain comments that Luther made about Henry VIII:

Martin Luther then attacked Henry VIII in print, calling him a “pig, dolt, and liar”.[10]:227 At the king’s request, More composed a rebuttal: the Responsio ad Lutherum was published at the end of 1523. In the Responsio, More defended papal supremacy, the sacraments, and other Church traditions. More’s language, like Luther’s, was virulent: he branded Luther an “ape”, a “drunkard”, and a “lousy little friar” amongst other insults.[10]:230 Writing as Rosseus, More offers to “throw back into your paternity’s shitty mouth, truly the shit-pool of all shit, all the muck and shit which your damnable rottenness has vomited up”.[20]

I think the lesson is clear enough. On to the next topic…

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One response to “Apologetics 101

  1. This article is intended as satire as I do not believe a “take no prisoners” approach is effective in apologetics.

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