Preparedness Notes for Monday – October 30, 2017

Tomorrow, October 31st, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In the last 1700 years, the reformation had initially attempted to reform the wayward Roman Catholic Church but was unsuccessful at moving the leviathan from its perch, and the movement eventually moved to founding alternatives. While Martin Luther is considered the father of the movement, it is important to remember that there are others who preceded him and many others who followed him that had even greater impact on the formation of western thinking. John Calvin, the Puritans, the Huguenots, and the Presbyterians all played prominently in the settlement of America and in the molding of colonial beliefs and values.

Still, like all great revivals, the reformation had its share of problems as well. Considering the magnitude of effect that the reformation had on the future of the entire world, it is an event well worth remembering. The Price of Liberty Blog has an excellent writeup on both the positive and negative effects of this momentous event.

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  1. Ham Radio Activity for Memory of Martin Luther and the Reformation

    On the occasion of 500th anniversary of Reformation and for memory of Martin Luther special amateur radio activity between October 1st and October 31st, 2017 is organized by the Hungarian Radioamateur Society (MRASZ) and the Debrecen based Radio and Leisure Club.

    Special event stations with prefixes HA500 and HG500 are active during this period. Based on contacts with these stations online certificate can be downloaded.

    Add’l comment: I was pleased to contact H500I on 40 M on 10/17.

  2. You all may want to investigate what is happening 31 October, 2017 in Sacre Coeur, Paris, regarding the Catholic church and the Lutherans–the Lutherans are going to sign an agreement. “From Conflict to Communion”, basically admitting Luther was wrong. So, what we have is two churches coming together so that the main “church” is Catholicism. And we are alive to see this happen. Scary. But Jesus said this would happen.

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