Sunday, September 11, 2005

And the Lord said, "Thou shalt go about in thy birthday suit, and thy children with thee"

Why Religion Gets a Bad Name, Case Number 5619:

A woman in St. Petersburg, Florida, was arrested after she and her five children, ages 5 to 15, were spied walking the city's streets naked and carrying Bibles.

The woman told police that God had told her that morning that she and her brood should stroll about in public in the buff.

Reminds me of the old joke about the minister who pays a house call upon a member of his church. Despite the fact that the minister can hear someone moving about inside the house, no one answers his repeated knocking at the door. Finally, the preacher leaves his business card tucked inside the door jamb, having written on the reverse, "Revelation 3:20." (In the New King James Version, the passage reads, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.")

The following Sunday, the minister was counting out the collection and discovered, to his surprise, his business card in among the checks and currency. On the back, underneath his "Revelation 3:20," a woman's hand had written, "Genesis 3:10." ("I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.")

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