Okay. Low humor, I know. But then, ol’ Marty did love his poop and fart jokes.
A few years ago, a very sweet Evangelical family that was part of our homeschool group told us their daughter was going to do a study of Luther and wanted us to be forewarned (out of a genuine and generous consideration for our feelings as Catholics). My wife said it was fine by us, but that they should be aware that they might be scandalized once they got a good look at some of Luther’s more… earthy… rhetoric.
Very nice suburban American Protestants (and many Catholics who have absorbed a sort of quasi-Calvinist ethos from surrounding American culture) would have a heart attack if they were subjected to some of the incredibly raunchy and gross polemics that came out of the Reformation. Faith of our Fathers!