What would you do if a random thing fell from the sky and something came out of it? Hi, my name is Adele. I’m a young boy from Berlin. I was walking home from school when I saw a huge ball crashing into the hills. I ran as quickly as I could to the mysterious ball. Suddenly, the door opened and a strange red creature walked out holding up two of his three fingers. “Peace!” the creature yelled,”I come in peace.”
He spoke perfect English like I did. He even had a slight English accent. He had red fur all over him and he had whiskers. I wondered if the fur was red because it was stained in blood. I was nervous, but he looked like a friendly puppy, so I decided not to run. He asked me to tell him about the human race.
“In our country, we have things called religion. Religions are a collection of beliefs. Right now, many people are against the Catholic Church. Martin Luther convinced people to go against the Catholic Church by using the printing press. Martin Luther was also one of the main people who lead the Protestant Reformation.”
“What’s a printing press and the Protestant Reformation?” the creature asked.
“The printing press is a machine that allows you to mass-produce books. It helped spread his ideas about indulgences and Catholic Churches. The Protestant Reformation is group of people who are against the Catholic Church. My parents are Protestants, but my grandparents are Catholic.”
“How does that work? You’re in the same family so you guys should be in the same religion.”
“No, I think the reason my grandparents are Catholic is because they are much older. They lived in an age where everyone was Catholic. But now, people are changing and the current generation has realized the wrongs of indulgences.”
“What are indulgences?”
“Indulgences are when people “buy” their sins off. Church official members sell indulgences and say that if they give them money, their sins will be paid off.”
“Ah, so younger people are more probable to be Protestants than older people because older people have been with the Catholic religion and do not see the wrongs of the Catholic religion.”
“Yep. Let’s go to my house so I can introduce you to my family.” They both walked together to the house. When their mom saw the creature, she yelled.
“Mom, it’s okay. He just wants to know about our religion. Mom, how come you are Protestant but my grandparents are Catholic?”
“Adele, it’s because our parents believe that our sins will be paid off when we buy indulgences. However, your father and I, along with many other people, have read Martin Luther’s books and we know that indulgences is wrong. Indulgences is just a way to cheat its members and earn more money. However, your grandparents have only read the bible. They have not read about Martin Luther’s brilliant ideas.”
“Oh, I understand now all about religions. I’ll take these ideas back to my homeland. Maybe we’ll start religions.” The strange creature went back to his home planet and he started a new religion. They worshiped one god named Adele and there were no indulgences.