Is it? Could it be? Oh my God, it is! It’s Lutheran-Themed Humor! The last time I saw this was when Woody on Cheers was getting married!
Hey, that consubstantiation stuff is pretty important, but dead elvis has a point: I spent 13 years in the Lutheran school system, learning about Lutheran history and doctrine, and sometimes it was all about kicking the Catholic church’s ass.
Later, I noticed that Lutheranism is one of the most marginalized religions in America. Every time the news media talks about Christianity, it’s always about them Pope-lovin’ Roman Catholics. If they mention other types of Christians it’s usually the born-again folks or just “Protestents,” as if there weren’t many different kinds of Protestants–and there are many, many different kinds. (I’d like to give a big Lutheran Shout-Out to my homies in the Missouri Synod, especially the fine people of the English District. Righteous!)
From the Cheers episode:
Woody: “Ask her why she thinks the Book of Concord is not in line with the Scriptures!”
Kelly: “Because it’s not.”
Trust me. Lutheranism doesn’t get much funnier than that.