Tuesday, January 23, 2007

pastor & cabbie in heaven

Bad theology...but a pretty good joke.

A pastor dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter says to this guy, "Who are you, so that I may know whether to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?" The guy replies, "I'm Joe Cohen, taxi driver, of Noo Yawk City." Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver, "Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven." The taxi driver goes into Heaven with his robe and staff.

Next it is the pastor's turn. He stands erect and booms out, "I am Joseph Snow, in ministry for the last 43 years." Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the pastor, "Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven." "Just a minute!" says the pastor. "That man was a taxi driver, and he gets a silken robe and golden staff. How can this be?"

"Up here, we work by results," says Saint Peter. "While you preached, people slept! While he drove, people prayed!"


So, what does God reward?