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Squishy0405
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I don't know if this belongs here...

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 lovely state of Georgia. 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, replied: "Son, you're in the South now,
and it's a local call."

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"Fate is like a strange, unpopular resturant, filled with odd waiters who bring you things you never ask for and don't always like."-Lemony Snicket

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bethntim
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So should I revise my prayer to "Our father who art in Macon?"

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Take only pictures, leave only footprints...

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