Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I recently read Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. It's a hilarious journey through various philosophical schools of thought. A must-read.
From the chapter "Philosophy of Religion" comes this joke:
A man arrives at the gates of heaven. St. Peter asks, "Religion?"
The man says, "Methodist." St. Peter looks down his list, and says, "Go to room twenty-eight, but be very quiet as you pass room eight."
Another man arrives at the gates of heaven. "Religion?"
"Go to room eighteen, but be very quiet as you pass room eight."
A third man arrives at the gates. "Religion?"
"Go to room eleven, but be very quiet as you pass room eight."
The man says, "I can understand there being different rooms for different religions, but why must I be quiet when I pass room eight?"
St. Peter says, "The Jehovah's Witnesses are in room eight, and they think they're the only ones here."