The golden phone

Normally I do not forward funnies or chain-letter style emails. I usually read them, perhaps chuckle a bit, and then relegate them to the recycle bin. Once upon a time I filed the genuinely humourous ones, but I’ve stopped doing that since I never refer to the file and I get copies of things over and over again.

However, this one I have to share (and not just to one or two people). If anyone knows the correct originator of the following, please let me know and I will post attributions accordingly. Otherwise, enjoy!


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, which
read  “Calls: $10,000 a minute.”

Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and the sign. 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, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Oklahoma City, and around the
United States, he found more phones, with the same sign and the same answer from
each pastor.

Finally, he arrived in Texas.  Upon entering a church in Dallas, Texas, behold – he saw
the usual golden telephone.  But THIS time, the sign read “Calls: 35 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 only 35 cents a call.   Why?”

The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, “Son, you’re in Texas now … You’re in God’s
Country.  It’s a local call.”

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