A few minutes before the services started, the
people were seated in their pews and talking.
Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church.
Everyone started screaming and running for an exit, trampling
each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.
Soon everyone had exited the church except for one elderly gentleman
who sat calmly in his pew without moving, seeming oblivious to the
factthat God's ultimate enemy was in his presence.
So Satan walked up to the old man and said, "Don't you know who I am?",
the man replied, "Yep, sure do."
"Aren't you afraid of me?" Satan asked.
"Nope, sure ain't." said the man.
"Don't you realise I can kill you with a single word?", asked Satan.
"Don't doubt it for a minute," returned the old man, in an even tone.
"Did you know that I could cause you profound, horrifying, physical AGONY
for all eternity?" persisted Satan.
"Yep." Was the calm reply.
"And yet you're still not afraid?" asked Satan.
More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, "Well, why aren't you afraid of
The man calmly replied,
"Been married to your sister for over 48 years."