Monday, 5 January 2009

Augustine, Calvin and Barth, but not too seriously

Today is the day when it all starts to happen again!  But lest things become too serious too soon, some humour which appealed to me, courtesy of a Grove Booklets mailing.

Augustine, Calvin and Barth find themselves waiting outside the throne room on the Day of Judgement. Augustine goes in first, and after half an hour comes out and says to the others: 'It was wonderful! I had all the mysteries of sin, grace and salvation explained to me!'

Next, Calvin goes in, comes out an hour later and says to the others: 'It was wonderful! I had all the mysteries of election, predestination and divine sovereignty explained to me!'

Finally, Barth goes in. After two hours, God comes out and says to the others: 'I've still got no idea what he is talking about!'

1 comment:

Catriona said...

Love it! That is definitely the 'raotfl' type of joke.

Happy New Year - look forward to more interesting and/or fun posts.