> A few minutes before the services started, the people were seated in their > pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. > Everyone started screaming and running for an exit, trampling each other > in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate. > Soon everyone had exited the church except for one elderly gentleman who > sat calmly in his pew without moving, seeming oblivious to the fact that > God's ultimate enemy was in his presence. > So Satan walked up to the old man and said, "Don't you know who I am?" > The man replied, "Yep, sure do." > "Aren't you afraid of me?" Satan asked. > "Nope, sure ain't." said the man. > "Don't you realize I can kill you with a single word?", asked Satan. > "Don't doubt it for a minute," returned the old man, in an even tone. > "Did you know that I could cause you profound, horrifying, physical AGONY > for all eternity?" persisted Satan. > "Yep," was the calm reply. > "And yet you're still not afraid?" asked Satan. > "Nope." > More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, "Well, why aren't you afraid of > me?" > The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."