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god's country

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    god\'s country

    > >>>A man in Denver, CO. decided to write a book about churches
    > >>>around the country. He started by flying to San Francisco, and
    > >>>started working east
    > >>>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. 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 Seattle, Austin, Green Bay, Chicago,
    > >>>Milwaukee, and all around the United States, he found more phones, with
    the same
    > >>>sign, and got the same answer from each pastor..
    >>> >Finally, he arrived in Medford Ore. Upon entering a church in
    >>> >this Southwest area of Oregon, behold, he saw the usual golden
    telephone.
    > >>>But THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 25 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 25 cents a
    call. Why?"
    >>> >The pastor, smiling, replied, "Son, you're in Oregon now. This is
    God's
    > >>> >country...it's a local call!"
     

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