The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3068859
Posted By: Amos
06-Jan-11 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
While y'all are wrassling with the white paint you put on your trees and streets every winter, a little entertaining story:

A man in Topeka, Kansas, decided to write a book about
churches
around the country. He started by flying to New York City, and
started working from there.

Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and
making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the
vestibule
wall and was intrigued with a sign which read "$10,000 a minute."

Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the
sign.
The Pastor answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to Heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to God.

The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in D.C., Atlanta, Greensboro, Chicago, Milwaukee, and all around the United States, he found more phones with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in California. Upon entering a church in

San Diego, behold, he saw the usual golden telephone. But
THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 35 cents."

Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor. "Reverend, I have been
in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but, in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads 35 cents a call. Why?"

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, "Son, you're in San Diego now.....it's a local call."