Monday, October 31, 2005
Today is -- as a number of my Separated Brethren pals have reminded me -- "Reformation Day." On this day, many Protestants celebrate Luther's nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. Here is a (provocative, I hope!) thesis of my own: Contrary to widely held belief, the Reformation was, on balance, a bad thing for political freedom. Discuss (in a spirit of Christian charity, of course).