Whether an Active Lutheran or an Ethnic Lutheran, this religion offers more than eternal rewards.
1.) No fasting holidays or rituals. Many Lutheran are a-okay with having a steak on a Friday during Lent. (They’d probably prefer you have it with potatoes and something green though, doncha know.)
2.) I wouldn’t want to be prideful or anything, but the music is usually pretty good and we sing in four parts. It wasn’t until I hit undergrad that I discovered that I only know the harmony to some Christmas carols.
4.) Confession and penance is a personal discussion between sinner and maker, done silently and en masse.
5.) Tons of bad jokes about Martin Luther and the theses.