#95Tweets Highlights 500 Years Of Religious Double Standards And Hypocrisy

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On Tuesday, it will be exactly 500 years to the day when vicious anti-Semite Martin Luther nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. This act would set in motion the Protestant Reformation — one of the most important events in European history next to the Black Death and the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Normally I wouldn’t promote the celebration of anything proposed by Luther. He was a nasty human being. However, sometimes nasty people make vital contributions to humanity, and this wasn’t an exception. To reflect on this momentous event, Patrick Horst of the Nashville Nones Convention and former Baptist Pastor Chris Roberts have launched the 95Tweets project.

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It’s pretty simple: take to Twitter, list your grievance with religion using #95Tweets, and give it an up or down vote on the website, which you can view here. When asked why he selected Reformation Day, Horst told the Tennesseean:

There is really no event really in the history of religion that is as tailor-made to celebrate honest dissent or feedback or skepticism or just engagement with religion as Reformation Day.

Horst hopes that the tweets can be used as a “tool for communication” and added, “Religion has a lot of impact in peoples lives so I hope it can be a vehicle for people to be able to express that and provide that feedback and I think any place of worship that is smart would be receptive to that.”

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And there’s a lot of communication:

And of course, my personal favorite — no discussion of religious criticism is complete without quoting Ezekiel 23:20, perhaps the most sexually explicit verse in the Bible — and this is a book that includes the Songs of Solomon:

That’s some grade-A description, right there. You can watch the video below:

1 Comment

  1. Something that you apparently missed when you wrote this missive: Ezekiel 23:4 sets the context for the chapter:

    ” And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.”

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