Butt Dust
Visiting Preacher’s rapturous sermon
What happens when you try to do something without God

A visiting minister decided to begin his sermon with an opening prayer.

“Dear Lord,” he began with arms extended and a rapturous look on his upturned face, “Without you we are but dust...”

He would have continued, but at that moment a little girl leaned over to her mother and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, “Mommy, what is butt dust?”

Church was pretty much over at that point...


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Excuse My Dust - Dorothy Parker

My true religion is Kindness. - Dalai Lama

Dust thou art, to dust returnest. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tea is a religion of the art of life. - Okakura Kakuzo

Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. - Desmond Tutu

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. - Edmund Burke

That great dust-heap called 'history'. - Augustine Birrell

The atheist religion don't believe in the bible. - Archie Bunker

The dust of exploded beliefs may make a fine sunset. - Geoffrey Madan

Bacon bits are like fairy dust of the food community. - Unknown

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso

A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon. - Arnold Haultain

There is nothing more important than appearing to be religious. - Niccolo Machiavelli

For the man who prays in his heart, the whole world is a church. - Sylvain of Athos

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it. - George Bernard Shaw

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. - Rita Rudner

A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook. - Francis James Grimke

There is a world of practical religion in simply being considerate of others. - Roger Babson

In this religious order has flourished and is revitalized the order of Knighthood. - Knights Templar

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. - Blaise Pascal

Let's just say, I'm Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist. - Liam Neeson

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious. - Meghan O'Rourke

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. - Charles Caleb Colton

Let us build a church so great that those who come after us may thing us mad to have attempted it. - Unknown

If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me. - John Wooden

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. - Dennis Prager

The bulletin board on the lawn of a New Jersey Church reads "We reserve the right to accept everybody." - John Kazmark

You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing. - George Eliot

Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Garrison Keillor

I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. - Keanu Reeves

Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers. - Colleen Hoover

He who begins with Metaphysics will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity. - Maimonides

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns

I find that the nicest and best people generally profess no religion at all, but are ready to like the best men of all religions. - Samuel Butler

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. - Bertrand Russell

Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith. - William James

Clay. It's rain, dead leaves, dust, all my dead ancestors. Stones that have been ground into sand. Mud. The whole cycle of life and death. - Martine Vermeulen

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. - Joseph Addison


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21-Oct-2018