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Robert Thomas


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Mehama, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 2:39 am     Reply with quote

A Harvard professor received a grant to study the state of Christianity in America.

Beginning in his home state of Massachusetts he attended church on a Sunday morning and was struck by a telephone next to the pulpit. A sign read, “Speak to heaven – $10,000.”

He next went to Wisconsin and selected a church to attend to collect data for his study. Oddly, he saw the same thing: a telephone next to the pulpit and a sign reading, “Speak to heaven – $10,000.”

His research took him to the West Coast and on Sunday morning he attended a large Bay Area church. Again, the telephone and the $10,000 offer to call heaven.

His final destination was a large church in Houston. Once more, he saw the telephone next to the pulpit. But this time, the sign said, “Speak to heaven – 25-cents.”

After the service the professor approached the pastor and asked why he was charging only a quarter for a call others were charging $10,000 to make.

“Simple,” replied the pastor. “You’re in Texas now. It’s a local call.”
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Brooks Montgomery


From:
Idaho, USA
Post Posted 5 Oct 2017 9:17 am     Reply with quote

. . .of course, there is Robert Heinlein's character Alec,in his novel "Job: A comedy of justice",
who, when he rejects heaven and jumps and falls and falls, only to end up landing stark naked along a scorched alkali desert highway. A convertible stops and picks him up. The driver is Satan.
Alec asks,
"Is this Texas, or is this Hell?"
Satan replies, "Matter of opinion".

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But at the risk of getting lynched, I prefer the local phone call story!
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A banjo, like a pet monkey, seems like a good idea at first.
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