Sunday, July 31, 2005

Coping with Intrusive Religions 

It being the Sabbath and all, by some folks' reckoning anyway, I couldn't just leave the place with that Tales of the Talibamians for people to wake up to.

(via IAIANCAD.org I know nothing else about this site except somebody posted this link over at Atrios' house the other night to prove some other point altogether.)

This little item caught my eye. RDF, my brother, this one's for you:

Another missionary was traveling from Gallup to Albuquerque in the early days. Along the way he offered a ride to an Indian who was walking to town.

Feeling he had a captive audience, he began cautiously to promote his message, using a soft-sell approach.

"Do you realize," he said, "that you are going to a place where sinners abound?"

The Indian nodded his head in assent.

"And the wicked dwell in the depths of their iniquities?"

Again a nod.

"And sinful women who have lived a bad life go?"

A smile and then another nod.

"And no one who lives a good life goes there?"

A possible conversion, thought the missionary, and so he pulled out his punch line: "And do you know what we call that place?"

The Indian turned, looked the missionary in the eye, and said, "Albuquerque."

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