I Advise You To Give Up On This Reformation

BlutoDear Modern Philosopher,

I am writing to you today about a great reformation which must take place in your country immediately!

I assume that you answer letters from Ghosts, as your blog does focus on the role Otherworldly Beings play in the everyday life of Mainers.  If you do not reply to Ghosts, then I demand that you make an exception for me this instant!

Tomorrow is the Holiday in your country which honors a great man who stood up to the authorities and demanded change.

He had a dream to make the world a different place, and even though he had the support of many, he did not have the backing of those who had the power to implement change.

You seem like someone who has such power, Modern Philosopher, and that is why I am imploring that you help me to right a great wrong with this Holiday.

For some reason, your leaders have misnamed the day.  Perhaps they are so blinded by power that they believe themselves to be kings.  I do not know for sure, but I want this error corrected immediately.

Why do they call this Holiday, which honors me, the leader of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

Can you open their eyes to their blatant mistake and fix this before the Holiday begins?

Sincerely,

The Ghost of Martin Luther

Öèôðîâàÿ ðåïðîäóêöèÿ íàõîäèòñÿ â èíòåðíåò-ìóçåå gallerix.ruDear Martin Luther’s Ghost,

Thank you for reaching out to me from the afterlife.  I most definitely reply to letters from Ghosts and any Otherworldly Beings, and welcome you to write any time you need advice.

However, I am not going to be able to help you with this issue.  You see, there is no mistake with the name of tomorrow’s Holiday.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great Civil Rights activist who came along well after you left this life.  He was an amazing man, who is well deserving of this Holiday honor.

While I am in no way taking away from your achievements, I advise you to give up on this reformation.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is here to stay.  If you want a Martin Luther Day, you’re going to need to take up the issue with the Calendar Commission.

Don’t worry, though, you have not been forgotten.  I learned about you in Catholic School, and the religion you helped to start is still going strong.

Good work, Martin Luther.

Sorry I couldn’t be more help, but at least you’re getting a shout out on my blog, right?  You’ve got to find the silver linings.

Austin

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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6 Responses to I Advise You To Give Up On This Reformation

  1. D. Parker says:

    You ‘nailed’ that one, Austin…sorry, little Martin Luther humour there. 😉
    Hope today is better than yesterday for you. 🙂

    • Austin says:

      I did find the letter nailed to the front door of The House on the Hill, but I chose not to mention that as it might be seen by some readers as a threat against me…

  2. howardat58 says:

    I’ll bet you didn’t learn much positive stuff about Martin Luther in CATHOLIC school !

  3. markbialczak says:

    Yes, a different day entirely, Martin Luther. Good shout out to MLK Jr., Austin. I bow to his legacy.

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