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Master of the Pit
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OTBS Member
Jun 20, 2007
Troy AL
A man in Topeka, Kansas, 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 that read, "$10,000 per minute."

Seeking out the pastor, he asked about the phone and
the sign. The pastor answered that the 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, Salt
Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the
United States, he found more such phones, with the
same sign, and the same explanation from each pastor.

Finally, the man arrived in the great state of Texas.
Upon entering a church, behold: he saw the usual
golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read:
"Calls: 25 cents"!? Fascinated, the man asked to speak
with 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 use it to talk
to God.... But in 20 other churches, the cost was
$10,000 per minute. Your sign says 25 cents per call.
....Why is that? (I just love this part!)

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied: "Son, you're in
Texas now! and it's a local call."
Don't feel bad Chris, so is Montana, and its so smoky from a 77,000 acre fire, 10 miles from me, my frickin eyes burn, ashes on the hood of the pickup? Maybe this IS the other place? haha, it will get better, now, if I could only sleep?
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