Letters, Sep. 22, 1941

Luther's Answer


Regarding the answer to Mr. Howard T. Archibald's letter in TIME, Aug. 4; Mr. B. P. Schulberg is not satisfied with an answer which has failed to explain the size of Comrade Stalin's pitcher [TIME, Sept. 1]. This reminds me of Martin Luther, the great German reformer, to whom the question was put by a curious interrogator, "How did God spend his time before he created the world?" Luther's answer:— "He was somewhere in the woods chipping a rod which was to serve him in flogging such an interrogator as you."...

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