31 October 2007

Happy Hallormation Day!

So the other day I took some pictures of Sparky for today--one of him "reading the Bible," which was conveniently perched next to his tank, and the other of him surrounded by Halloween candy. He was celebrating Halloween as well as Reformation Day! Unfortunately, Kodak Easy Share wasn't so easy to share, so no pictures :(

We all know what Halloween is, but for those of you not in the know, Reformation Day (which is NOT the Christian anti-Halloween, it's just incredibly convenient that they're on the same day) is the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the chapel in Wittenburg, Germany, therefore starting the Reformation and changing the face of the Church forever. While nailing ideas to the door of a church may seem like a radical statement today, it was actually quite normal--the doors of the church were like a community bulletin board where people could put up notices and ideas for academic debate.

So, Happy Hallormation Day!

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