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Maybe Trump is the Man for the Moment

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Happy_Hour_Daily_Specials_Wild_Boar_MN[1]In 1520 as Martin Luther’s protest against the corruptions of the Roman Catholic Church began to gain traction, Pope Leo X published a papal bull entitled Exsurge Domine (“Arise, Lord”) in which he described the intractable German monk as a wild boar loose in God’s vineyard. This image aptly captured the mayhem created by Luther’s teaching as his disciples defied the will of the monolithic Roman Catholic Church leading to a fractious and often violent reordering of the ecclesiastical landscape. Great institutional power structures aren’t easily overthrown, and a certain degree of disorder and uncertainty inevitably follows, but it is possible that a new and in some ways improved order may emerge from the conflagration.  Read more