Sunday, March 16, 2008

Excessive Wealth

God: So tell me Benedict, how come you have so much wealth?

Benedict: Well, Big Guy, it's not really wealth.

*G raises an eyebrow*

*B shifts uneasily*

B: You see it's actually all spent.

G: On.... ?

B: Good deeds in the future. You know, helping little kids read and write so they can go on to have a zillion children themselves.

G: But you can't spend it now?

B: Oh no - because if we did that it would mean nothing to spend tomorrow.

G: And the good you do tomorrow is more important than the good you do today because.... ?

B: I decided the Church should have a discount factor greater than 1.

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