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Robert Thomas

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

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".

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