Alastair Campbell kindly sent
this into us...
An American decided to
write a book about famous churches around the world. So he
bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando,
thinking that he would start by
working his way across the
USA from South to North.
On his first day he was
inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden
telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read '$10,000
The American, being intrigued,
asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was
The priest replied that it was a
direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to
The American thanked the priest
and went along his way.
Next stop was in Atlanta .
There, at a very
large cathedral, he saw the same looking golden
telephone with the same sign under it. He
wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in Orland and
he asked a nearby nun what its purpose was.
him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000
he could talk to God.
thank you,' said the American.
He then travelled all
Japan, New Zealand. In
every church he saw the same looking golden telephone with
the same '$US10,000 per call' sign under it.
American decided to travel to Scotland
to see if Scots had the same phone.
in Scotland and again, in the first church he entered,
there was the same looking golden telephone, but this time
the sign under it read '40 pence per call.'
American was surprised so he asked the priest about the
'Father, I've travelled
all over the world and I've seen this same
golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a
direct line to Heaven, but in all of them the price
was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?'
The priest smiled and
'You're in Scotland now,
son - it's a local call'.
If you are proud to be a Scot pass this on!
Or be proud to know