Pastor - (walks into church - an empty space). Whats going on? Where is everything?
Holy Harry - Pastor. Glad youre here. Ive been cleaning out the idols from the church
Pastor - What do you mean - cleaning out the idols, we dont have any to clean
Holy Harry - Ah, thats where youre wrong Pastor. For starters Ive got rid of the organ
Pastor - Got rid of the organ? Why? I was going to sell that.
Holy Harry - Ah precisely. Lusting after money. It was idolatrous. I mean, the Bible says well be praising God in heaven and lets face it, it wont be with that organ!
Pastor - (getting more worried). And where, may I ask, is the deacons table?
Holy Harry - Gone
Pastor - Gone?
Holy Harry - Yes, gone. Along with the deacons.
Pastor - What do you mean?
Holy Harry - Well pastor, I felt it was time for a change. The table had wooden carvings on. Thats basically idolatry.
Pastor - Idolatry? What are you talking about you lunatic? What have you done with the deacons?
Holy Harry - Well, theyve gone with the table.
Pastor - Where?
Holy Harry - To a good home. Ive sold them.. I got an extra tenner.
Pastor - Result. What mug bought them...
Holy Harry - Belmont (replace with local friendly rivalry church).
Pastor - Belmont (replace with local friendly rivalry church)? But dont worry, we can use the money to repair the stained glass window!
Holy Harry - No we cant..
Pastor - Why not?
Holy Harry - Ive sold it.
Pastor - Really, how much did you get for it.. I mean what?
Holy Harry - Well, when I say sold, I mean, smashed.
Pastor - Smashed?
Holy Harry - Yes. Jesus was both fully God and fully human, not fully glass
Pastor - Harry.
Holy Harry - Yes, Pastor.
Pastor - The carpets gone. And wheres the baptistry?
Holy Harry - I was going to come to that Pastor. I felt the carpet needed to go. I was reading through Leviticus and was shocked to find that the stone Temple in 4000 BC Israel didnt have a carpet.
Pastor - And? I must say Im wondering whether to pick up the phone and have you committed.
Holy Harry - No, its OK Pastor. Theres no need for that. Im already committed to the ways of the Lord. Now, where was I? Oh yes, the baptistry has gone.
Pastor - (joking). Oh good, I suppose that was because we should be baptising people in the Jordan River only because thats what Jesus did.
Holy Harry - (shocked). So, you feel the same way too Pastor. Well, Im glad youre beginning to see things my way at last.
Pastor - I need a drink.. the kitchens gone...
Holy Harry - (smiles). Have a little faith Pastor. For, after all, does it not say in Matthews Gospel that Jesus fed the 5000 with merely 5 loaves and 2 fishes..?
Pastor - (slowly and hesitantly, not knowing what to expect next). Yes.
Harry - So I got rid of the kitchen. And have been fishing.
Pastor - Harry. So far youve told me how and why youve got rid of the organ, the deacons table, the deacons, the baptistry, the carpet and the kitchen. But wheres the roof?
Holy Harry - Pastor, Pastor. Does not the good book say lift your eyes to the Lord. And the roof was in the way. So I got rid of it..
Pastor - (head in hands). What else has gone? Wheres my Tom Jones does Graham Kendrick worship CD?
Holy Harry - Burned Pastor.
Pastor - Burned???
Holy Harry - Along with Tom Jones.
Pastor - OK so youve got rid of everything thats dear to me apart from my wife. What about her?
Holy Harry - Oh dont worry Pastor, no-one worships her...