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July 01, 2010


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I hope I haven't told this joke here before, but if I have, forgive my humanity. It pertains to teachings marginalised into doctrine.

Christ came out of the desert, having had his awakening. God called a meeting with Satan; He wanted to gloat a little.

"Well!" said God. "They'll all know the truth now. What are you going to do about it?"

"I'm going to help them organise it," said Satan.

God sighed, resignedly.

Barry Briggs

I'm laughing loudly here, Suzanne. Thank you for this - made my day!

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