Wednesday, 24 January 2007
Forgive me Lord, for I have grinned!
Had the Jehovah's Witnesses on the doorstep this morning. Well, one of them; don't know where the other was; they usually hunt in pairs.
Anyway Vickie was happy to talk to me without a chaperone and I was happy enoough to listen. Niggling a little here and there, you understand. I like to play with them, if I have the time.
After a while I said "Can I just tell you a little story?" Always polite, how could she say no?
"I have a friend who is a farmer, who lives at a place up in the country called Wedderburn. On his farm he has a tractor, an enormous thing with two wheels at each corner, that he uses for ploughing his paddocks. The wheels are as high as me and it has a fully enclosed, air-conditioned cabin."
(pause to let this sink in...)
"Do you have one?" I asked her.
(Puzzled look and a cautious answer.) "Nnno..."
"I have no need for one."
"Can you see how this might apply to me and religion?"