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How to Get to Heaven from Ireland January 14, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

A true Story from an Irish Sunday School Teacher:

I was testing children in my Dublin Sunday school class to see if they understood the concept of getting to heaven.

I asked them, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into heaven?”

“NO!” the children answered.

“If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the garden, and kept everything tidy, would that get me into heaven?”

Again, the answer was “NO!”

“If I gave sweets to all the children, and loved my husband, would that get me into heaven?”

Again, they all answered “NO!”

I was just bursting with pride for them. I continued, “Then how can I get into heaven?”

A little boy shouted out: “YUV GOTTA BE FOOKN’ DEAD.”

Aah . . . by George, he’s got it!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)



1. winfred - January 14, 2017

Lol…. pretty smart kids

nrhatch - January 16, 2017

Just so!

2. Jill Weatherholt - January 14, 2017

LOL! Thanks for the giggles, Nancy. Enjoy your Saturday!

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

You too, Jill! Have a great weekend.

3. Rainee - January 14, 2017

Ha ha! Very good 🙂

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

Straight to the heart of the matter!

4. Val Boyko - January 14, 2017

The Irish are so practical and wise! Thanks for the this morning’s hoot Nancy 💛

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

Yes . . . they don’t scrimp on common sense.

5. Catherine Johnson - January 14, 2017


nrhatch - January 14, 2017

Practical wisdom!

6. findingmedaily43 - January 14, 2017

That’s a very good point 🙂 You never know what kids are going to say!

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

This reminds me of the old Art Linkletter show, “Kids Say The Darnedest Things.”

7. Ally Bean - January 14, 2017

The truth will always win out. Good one.

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

No beating around the bush!

8. livelytwist - January 14, 2017

They’ve been listening … 🙂

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

In class . . . and at keyholes, no doubt!

9. Kate Crimmins - January 14, 2017

That’s exactly how you say it too!

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

Sounds better with an Irish accent, eh?

10. earnestlydebra - January 14, 2017

The little darling. LOLOL

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

No PC Whitewash filtering his thoughts!

11. Tiny - January 14, 2017

The truth always comes from children’s mouths, sooner or later 🙂

nrhatch - January 14, 2017

They says what they mean and they mean what they says.

12. Don - January 14, 2017

Loved it Nancy.

nrhatch - January 16, 2017


13. Under the Oaks - January 15, 2017

Well, that WOULD be true!

nrhatch - January 16, 2017

A real straight-shooter!

14. mycraftylittlestitches - January 16, 2017

What fun!!! Little one’s always say what they think, don’t they? Can’t denigh that he is right though. 🙂

nrhatch - January 16, 2017

Kids are such a hoot!

15. L. Marie - January 16, 2017

Should’ve seen that coming. 😀

nrhatch - January 16, 2017

If I’d been the teacher, I would have busted a gut!

16. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - January 16, 2017

Lol, priceless 😀

nrhatch - January 16, 2017

Kids can be so refreshing.

17. Joanne Sisco - January 16, 2017


I’m still laughing …. 😀

nrhatch - January 16, 2017

Yay! Glad you enjoyed, Joanne. And glad that your shoulder is finally ON THE MEND!

Joanne Sisco - January 17, 2017

Thanks 🙂

18. Debra - January 16, 2017

Very funny! I learned a long time ago when my son was little that it’s best not to ask questions of children in church unless you’re really sure you know the answer. My son was one of dozens of children sitting up in front with the pastor (on stage) and the pastor asked, “So children…are you ready to hear a story?” And my son, about 8 years old, literally yelled at the top of his voice, “NO!” He told the truth! I like to think I thought it was funny, as I do now, but I was probably embarrassed. I can’t remember how I responded, but I’ve never forgotten the moment. LOL!

nrhatch - January 17, 2017

Questions like that are designed to steer kids in the same direction as the rest of the herd . . .

Glad that your son decided to steer his own shoes!

19. pix & kardz - January 17, 2017

don’t you just love how kids seem to have no need to be pc! 🙂

nrhatch - January 17, 2017

Yes! We are trained to conform to the norm from the earliest of ages. I love it when kids balk a bit!

20. Bun Karyudo - January 18, 2017

Kids can be so funny at times. I think they’re best answers are often the ones where they’re completely in earnest.

nrhatch - January 18, 2017

I agree! Without artifice and filters . . . and totally in the NOW.

Bun Karyudo - January 19, 2017


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