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I had a Facebook post from one of my friends at church which was a forward. I don't remember the topic of the post but what made me take note was a comment that said, "Thank God for the Reformation." And I wondered if the person who commented on the Reformation realized what she was thanking God for. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I slaughtered Catholics in England. And, in between, Mary tortured and executed Protestants.

In France, after the Feast of St. Bartholomew, Catholics took to the street and killed an estimated 10,000 Huguenots after the assassination of a Catholic dignitary. And that's just a sampling.

Might as well say, "Thank God for Sulieman I and the Turkish Empire for keeping both France and the Hapsburgs occupied so they could not interfere with Henry VIII's break with the Roman Cathloic Church." And all parties worshipped the same God in different fashions, so how did God pick a side? Personally, I thank God for America where I can worship as I wish and so may you - or not, if you choose.

But since Facebook is not a good place for idle speculation, I decided to bore you instead.

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theflyonthewall commented on Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 22:52 PM

Terrible things have been done in the name of religion.However, the Reformation did have some positive effects. The Reformation removed the chains from Bibles, adding impetus the printing revolution set in place by the invention of the printing press, led to the creation of the Protestant work ethic, an engine of capitalism, and paved the way for the creation of the modem nation state. Evil is no respecter of creeds as

theflyonthewall commented on Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 22:55 PM

Evidenced by the Spanish Inquisition, the Counter Reformation, and the Thirty Years War. Thank the Turks for the croissant, invented to commemorate victory over the Turks in 1683.

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