Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We've got jokes

This is the kind of thing that's funny only when you live in a seminary town.

But I do, so it is.

A calvinist arrives at Heaven's gates and sees that there are two queues going in.   One is marked "predestined," and the other is marked "free will."  Being a good calvinist he wanders over to the predestined line.  After a few minutes an angel asks him, "why are you in this line?"  He replies, "I chose it."  The angel looks surprised, "well then, you should be in the free will line."  So our calvinist, now slightly miffed, obediently wanders over to the free will line.  Again, after a few minutes another angel asks him, "why are you in this line?"  He sullenly replies, "Someone made me come here."


For a different type of chuckle about calvinism, try this piece from Christianity Today.


Nikki said...

I LOVE this, Micah. I miss your sense of humor :)

Jonathan Woodward said...

This was really funny. Good stuff.

About the article, the humor I found was in what seemed to be Fitch's bias against new Calvinism—thus his subjective analysis. At least he ended with, "Am I wrong? Yes, No?"

amymck said...

How does one email you these days? Suppose I'll just comment! :-) Met the new CP today, he may have a sense of humor but will never match your height! (or take your place in our hearts!) I also had the pleasure of meeting with your dad today for a long chat, several times I thought it like talking with a more focused Micah! He even said things you would say! or was it you used to say things he says!? :-) But I definitely saw a lot of you in him, made me miss you guys more! Hope all is well with your family, have a great Thanksgiving!!