September 14th, 2008

breeden

The Perils of Dating Lutherans

Note to self: When the nice Lutheran pastor asks you what you thought of the documentary on the early life of Martin Luther, "Well, I suspect that Luther probably had a fairly severe anxiety disorder, what with the self-mutilation and the obsessive ritual and all," is maybe not the most diplomatic answer.

(Look, he ASKED. I try to be the soul of polite and respectful observance, but if people ask me a direct question, I tend to answer. They either learn to stop asking, or, as in Kevin's case, they learn to enjoy the results...) 

He took it well. "Well, they were really into the wrath thing back then..."