Today, just for fun, I want to show you the best souvenir I picked up in Germany: socks that bear Luther’s immortal phrase “Here I stand. I can do no other.” How could one possibly argue with the truth of this sentiment while sporting such attractive footwear?
The good folks in Wittenberg, Germany, told me that they were at a loss for Luther-related souvenirs until they came up with these socks. I think they deserve extra credit for their creativity. You can also buy Luther Beer and Luther Bonbons in Wittenberg, but these socks take the prize.
Which brings me to an idea I have for an On-Line Museum of Peculiar Religious Souvenirs, which would feature photos from around the world. A friend has promised me a picture of her Snow Globe with the Buddha inside, and certainly my Luther socks will be included. But if you have picked up odd trinkets on your travels, do send me a photo at email@example.com, won’t you?