COMPILED BY London Swaminathan


 Date: 5 AUGUST 2019

British Summer Time uploaded in London –13-4

Post No. 6733

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Chateauneuf, keeper of the seals of Louis XIII, when a boy of only nine years old, was asked many questions by a bishop, and gave very prompt answers to them all. At length the prelate said,

“I will give you an orange if you will tell me where God is”.

My Lord, replied the boy,

I will give you two oranges if you will tell me where he is not”

This story reminds us of the anecdote regarding Tamil poetess Avvaiyar and another saint.

The person was stretching his or her feet towards god’s statue in a temple. When someone criticised the person for such a blasphemous act, Avvaiar or the saint concerned told the complainant,

“Please show me the direction where god is not”.


Look backward and forward!

When John Jay was asked how it was possible for him to occupy his after retirement from public life, he replied with aa smile,

“I have a long life to look back upon and an eternity to look forward to”.


Money counts

Parson Paten  was so much averse to the Athanasian Creed that he would never read it. Archbishop Secker having been informed about his recalcitrance , sent the archdeacon to ask him his reason,

 I do not believe it, said the priest.

But  your  metropolitan does, replied the archdeacon.

It ma be so, rejoined Mr Paten,

And well he can afford I; he believes at the rate of seven thousands pounds a year and I only at fifty



Four gentlemen – a Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist and Roman Catholic – met by agreement to dine on fish. Soon as grace (prayer before meal) was said, the Catholic rose, armed with a knife and fork, and taking about one third of the fish, including the head, removed it to his plate, saying with great satisfaction: The Pope is the head of the church”.

Immediately the Methodist minister arose, and helping himself with to about one third, embracing the tail, said: “The end crowns the work”.

The Presbyterian now thought it was time for him to move, and taking the remainder of the fish to his plate, exclaimed, “Truth lies between the two extremes”.

Our Baptist brother had nothing before him but an empty plate, and the prospect of a slim dinner, so seizing a bowl of melted butter, he dashed it over them, exclaiming: “I baptize you all”.


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