How Different Christian Denominations Respond in a Crisis
During an ecumenical gathering someone rushed in and shouted, "The
building is on fire!"
* The United Methodists gathered in a corner and prayed.
* The Baptists cried, "Where's the water?"
* The Christian Scientists agreed that there was no fire.
* The fundamentalists shouted, "It's the vengeance of God!"
* The Lutherans nailed a notice on the door declaring that the fire was
* The Quakers quietly praised God for the blessings that fire brings.
* The congregationalists shouted, "Everybody for themselves!"
* The Episcopalians formed a procession and marched out in grand style.
* The Unitarians toasted marshmallows.
* The Presbyterians appointed a chairperson who was to appoint a
committee to look into the matter.
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