Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gospel Truce

Which Way To The Pearly Gates?

An art exhibition in Holland gives people the chance to telephone God - but they have to leave a message. God's Hotline features a voicemail message that says: "This is the voice of God, I am not able to speak to you at the moment, but please leave a message." More than 1,000 messages have been left.

FOOTNOTE: Voice over.

24 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is certainly a novel idea.
I thought of you when we were in India and people rang the bell at the temple to make sure God knew they were visiting.

citizen of the world said...

I wonder if they'll collect those up and publish them somehow? ANd I also wonder who they had be the voice of God?

Woman in a Window said...

This reminds me of the funniest thing EVER. Ellen Degeneres (did I spell that right?) had a skit she did decades ago inwhich she called god. It is so FUNNY! Perfect. I have to wonder if they didn't know about that. (Look it up on Youtube. It is worth the look!)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

This is too funny, David...and especially as I started writing something along these very lines recently ...Someone in the Netherlands has stolen my punchlines! I may post a part of my piece in April even so :-) Needless to say, I love the anecdotes you dig up! Thanks for the smile!

Tracie said...

goodness me.. i think i must have lost my sense of humor. for some reason, i find the idea of this exhibit very sad... the very idea that God isn't available when we call upon Him. maybe it's supposed to be irony?

Expat mum said...

I echo Tracie's comment - what's the problem that people now think they have to phone God? Or are prayers now so last millenium? (Sorry - I'm not even religious, but it struck me as funny.)

Jazz said...

That is just bizarre...

Charles Gramlich said...

I think I'll just pray the old fashioned way.

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Janet said...

I was in college in Memphis in 1980. A couple of friends worked as tour guides at Graceland. People (OK, women) would leave little notes all over the place for Elvis (he'd been dead for 3 years at that point). Part of my friends' job was to pick up all those notes at the end of the day. They were supposed to throw them away, but these guys kept them. A lot of them had addresses. So they wrote to these people as Elvis. I truly believe they were a lot of the cause of the rumors of Elvis still being alive.
And I don't want to know what it says about me that leaving God a message on voicemail made me think of this.

distracted by shiny objects said...

Well I obviously cannot talk on the phone and correctly spell a comment at the same time:>)

Maggie May said...

Sorry..... but I think I prefer the *real thing*!

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hahaha it amazes me how many naive people there are in the world!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I do think it's supposed to be funny . . .in a heart-rending way...times are tough for so many all over the world right now ...and I think perhaps this Holland "humorist" intends to use irony to make us think about that. But I thank God that, in truth, there really is no need for voicemail...

Cath said...

More than a 1000? You're kidding!
I hope some one deals with the requests...!

introspection said...

Very funny David. Thanks for the laugh...!!1

Robynn's Ravings said...

I call HIM several times a day and, luckily, NEVER get a message machine! LOL

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Perhaps one should be invented where people can talk to the spirits themselves too.

CJ xx

jinksy said...

Guess he works for BT.

Craver Vii said...

I can't help but wonder what God Himself thinks of that.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Cut out the middle men.
No need for a telephone or an answer phone - just speak directly when you need Him. Never fails!

David said...

Hmm...One is left to wonder if anyone would force God to give up his Blackberry?

Anna said...

Lol, if we had this hot line I be calling God and thank him every day! Anna :)

Shrinky said...

You have to keep up with the times, I guess - does he do email and chat on IM, too?