A few weeks back I shared a fun website that generated random curses from the Bible. Well, there’s a new kid in town with the Lutheran Insulter.
Here’s how the website’s creator explains what he was trying to do:
This site is meant entirely in good humor. Just as the Shakespearean Insulter was meant in good humor and not as a judgment upon the bard, so this insult generator presents some of Luther’s more crass words in good humor and not as a judgment upon the reformer. That said…
I, a Lutheran myself, neither approve of nor condone Luther’s insults as appropriate for modern theological discourse, nor most modern discourse for that matter. Luther was a product of his time. Some of his insults are inexcusable; a few are so crass as to make me reluctant to put them on this site (e.g. those to do with whoredom). However, when one reads his works, it becomes clear that these insults, a common rhetorical device in the polemical literature of the sixteenth century, were spoken in hopes of defending the pure faith against impure doctrine and guiding the church of his day back into the faith of the Church.
So, what are some of these insults? Here are the first three I came across:
The very devil himself would thank you for such an event, and no one but the miserable devil and his devilish scum would go there.
You wear a pair of cobweb trousers, like a man who, being naked, put on anew to hide his shame.
Since you are such vulgar blockheads that you think such lewd and stupid gossip will harm me or bring you honor, you are the real Hanswursts – blockheads, boors, and dunderheads.
A bit of a laugh. Enjoy.