Cornered by Mike Baldwin for November 21, 2009

  1. Stan
    vlechtja  over 14 years ago

    You don’t need even heaven.

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    Desultourist  over 14 years ago

    Religion. Biggest marketing machinery of them all.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 14 years ago

    Mark Twain did something like this in a story.

    When people get to Heaven they get halos, wings, and harps, because that’s what they want and expect to get, and in Heaven everybody gets what they want.

    But the wings are cumbersome and unnecessary (souls can go anywhere simply by willing it , much faster than they could travel by flying), and nobody has the patience for more than an hour or so of playing the harp and singing hymns, so the harps end up abandoned on the road back from the SIngin’ Place, and the wings are stuck in the closet gathering dust (Angel Dust?), brought out only for formal occasions.

    It’s strange (to paraphrase Twain from a different story), but not five men in a hundred can stand more than two hours of church a week when they’re alive, yet they imagine that after they’re dead they’ll consider 24/7 church services to be Paradise…

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    bald  over 14 years ago

    well i don’t think i will ever get a halo and wings.

    well maybe some extra hot buffalo wings from the anchor bar downtown

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    wxman927  over 14 years ago

    Oh, go to hell…oh, never mind…all of you have already chosen that route. Pathetic.

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    MisngNOLA  over 14 years ago

    Thing, I’d think the Star of David has been around longer and is just as enduring if not moreso.

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