Before anyone writes and says, "Eddie, dude, you've got it all wrong! It's PILLARS! NOT PILLOWS YOU CALVINISTIC CLOWN!" Please stop, put down your computer and rest assured that I know this. It's called a play on words...it's supposed to take the original idea and make it humorous. It's like saying, "A dog not only has a fur coat but also pants." It's hard to come up with new ideas every day! Really it is.
I went to a play on words once. It was an off-Broadway show that ran for one week, then tanked. At least I got to see Angus Duncan sing the Ballad of Abbot and Costello before the curtain closed.ReplyDelete
John Calvin is known as "The Theologian" of the Reformation; however, it is often pointed out that Calvin "stood on Luther's shoulders".ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what the two of them were trying to accomplish with a stunt like that, but it does evoke a humorous mental image. My guess is that the pair were helping Katharina von Bora escape from the nunnery through a high window.
"It's hard to come up with new ideas every day! Really it is."ReplyDelete
Tell me about it.
At least their twin pillows and not a pillory! I would suggest the two pillars rest upon Augustine.ReplyDelete