How Faiths Fight Fires
Recently, just as an ecumenical gathering was commencing, a secretary rushed in shouting, "The building is on fire!"
The Methodists gathered in a corner and prayed.
The Baptists cried, "Where is the water?"
The Quakers quietly praised God for blessings that fire brings.
The Lutherans posted a notice on the door declaring that fire was evil.
The Roman Catholics passed the plate to cover the damage.
The Jews posted symbols on the doors hoping the fire would pass.
The Congregationalists shouted, "Every man for himself."
The Fundamentalists proclaimed, "It's the vengeance of God!"
The Episcopalians formed a procession and marched out.
The Christian Scientists concluded that the fire would burn itself out.
The Presbyterians appointed a chairperson, who was to appoint a committee to look into the matter and submit a written report.
The Unity Students proclaimed the fire had no power over them.
Some atheists in attendance didn't believe there was a fire.
The secretary grabbed the fire extinguisher and put out the fire.
And, The Mormons, having arrived fifteen minutes late, missed the fire completely!
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