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Martin Luther: On the Papists and their Fear of Marriage

Portrait of Martin Luther as an Augustinian Monk

“Through the papists Satan so defiled it [i.e., marriage] that in his little book on the celibacy of priests Cyprian wrote, ‘If you hear a woman speak, flee from her as if she were a hissing snake.’ That’s the way it is. When one is afraid of whores one must fall into Sodomite depravity, as almost happened to St. Jerome.” –  Table Talk