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WITandWISDOM(tm) - April 26, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

Words are the most powerful weapon in the world and should be used with extreme caution. - Author Unknown

Source: Thought for Today, thoughtfortoday-subscribe@egroups.com


In former days candidates for admission to certain churches were examined as to their knowledge of sundry doctrines. Questions which no theologian could answer were gravely put to uneducated men, and even to boys. On the length of his reply and the frequency with which he used the stereotyped phrases depended, in some degree, the approval which the church committee showed the candidate.

Among the young people in a New England village who professed themselves Christians was a simple-minded youth of the smallest possible amount of wit consistent with moral responsibility. But being sincerely anxious to join the church, he presented himself to the church committee.

The first question put to him was:

"Do you understand the doctrine of the Trinity?"

"No, I can't say I do."

"Can you give the committee a definition of regeneration?"

"I don't think I can."

"Well, what do you understand by fore-ordination? Take plenty of time to answer," said a kind-hearted old deacon, thinking the candidate was confused.

"I don't know much about it."

"Can't you give us some opinion respecting God's decrees?"

"I'm afraid not."

"Well, then," said the minister, a little impatiently, "what do you know?" Promptly came the answer:

"I know that I'm a sinner, and I know that Christ died to save me. And I want to join the church to get more help from Christ and His people."

Every member of that committee felt rebuked, and one of them said afterwards: "I learned from that moment to respect the spiritual knowledge of the humblest man or woman, and not to think so much of that knowledge which comes from the head alone."

Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) July 23, 1885, Pacific Press, http://www.pacificpress.com/signs

Submitted by: Dale Galusha

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

Part 6 of 6 [2001: 1-15, 2-5, 2-26, 3-16, 4-6, 4- 26]

What does Geronimo say when he jumps out of a plane?

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories...

Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all"?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Is it possible to be totally partial?

When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?

Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?

If corn oil comes from corn....where does baby oil come from?

Do radioactive cats have 18 half lives?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

What do you do when you discover an endangered animal that eats only endangered plants?

What is the speed of dark?

Submitted by Jackson Girl, Joshua, Cyn MacGregor, Wendell Calkins, Les Pourciau, John Stone


At a Mass at which some young ladies were to take their final vows to become nuns, the Bishop presiding noticed two Rabbis enter the church just before the service began.

They insisted on sitting on the right side of the center aisle. The Bishop wondered why they had come, but he didn't have time to inquire before the Mass began. When it came time for the announcements, the Bishop's curiosity got the better of him. He welcomed the two Rabbis and asked why they had chosen to be present at this occasion where the young ladies were to become the "Brides of Christ."

The elder of the Rabbis slowly rose to his feet and explained, "Family of the Groom."

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, kittysubs@katscratch.co m?subject=Sub_KDM

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How much sugar is really in that soda pop?

Actually, this is a pretty simple question to answer. Go and look at a can of "unsweetened soft drink mix," the kind you add sugar to. You're supposed to add an entire cup of sugar and enough water to make two quarts (64 ounces). Since a cup of sugar contains 48 teaspoons of sugar, a 16-ounce serving contains a whopping 12 teaspoons of sugar! You can also look at the calorie count of any soft drink. A typical carbonated soft drink will have 200 calories in a 16-ounce serving. Every single one of those calories come from sugar, and sugar contains 16 calories per teaspoon. So, by this measurement, a 16-ounce serving contains the requisite 12.5 teaspoons of sugar. To get a better idea of how much sugar this is, put 12.5 teaspoons of sugar in a 16-ounce glass. Then think about simply chugging it down. Keep that in mind the next time you're standing in front of the machine, money clutched in your hand.

Source: ArcaMax Trivia http://www.arcamax.com

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