A few minutes before the
services started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews and
Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone
screaming and running for the back entrance, trampling each other in a
frantic effort to get away from the evil incarnate.
Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat
calmly in his pew without moving, seeming oblivious to the fact that
God's ultimate enemy was in his presence.
So Satan walked up to the old man and
in a booming voice asked, "DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"
"Yep, sure do."
"AREN'T YOU AFRAID OF ME?"
"Nope, sure ain't."
"DON'T YOU REALIZE I CAN KILL YOU WITH A WORD?"
"Don't doubt it for a minute."
"DID YOU KNOW I COULD CAUSE YOU PROFOUND, HORRIFYING, PHYSICAL AGONY
FOR ALL ETERNITY??"
"Yup," was the calm reply.
"AND YOU'RE STILL NOT AFRAID OF ME??" asked Satan.
More than a little perturbed, Satan demanded, "SO, WHY AREN'T YOU
The man calmly replied, "Been married
sister for over 48 years."