Reformation Disputation

This scurrilous nonsense was, apparently, found stuck to the door of some church in Germany …


Martin L. (the Augustinian Brother who could Do No Other)


A Diet of Worms caused constipation

till his guts experienced  Reformation.

He objected to indulgences but still grew stout;

shacked up with a nun, chucked celibacy out;

wrote hot hit hymns, and cool translations

and tied himself in knots over consubstantiation.

His views on Jews can’t be overcome:

he had 95 theses: but tolerance definitely wasn’t one.