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
	  not justified.
	* 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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