One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Splain, Please


I told Sara of this interchange — my side of it was totally in my head, but still — and she said it was a One-Liner Wednesday one-liner, so here it is.

I overheard a guy say, “We came here to plant a church, and we did.”

And I sez to myself, I sez, “Why?” I sez:

This town already has more churches than meth dealers.

Well, it does.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Splain, Please

  1. Dan Antion

    October 11, 2023 at 8:48am

    I think you should have let that one escape into the world. That’s good!

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  2. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    October 11, 2023 at 9:08pm

    I should NOT take this on, but I will. PLEASE: Delete if necessary.

    A major feature that I can tell of the Protestant Reformation is that when two or more people in a ‘church’ disagree, they split, thus creating two new amoeba-like ‘churches’ which may or may not grow and thrive, and whose size can vary from literally less than ten to much larger ‘megachurch’ sizes. I read somewhere recently that there were over TWO HUNDRED Protestant ‘churches’ in the USA.

    This seems, in my addled mind, to leave one of the few instructions we are clear on – Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us – kind of hanging in the breeze or embroidered in cross-stitch on a wall hanging.

    Not that we Catholics do it better, just saying that we mostly don’t split. Or plant new ones.

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      Marian Allen

      October 12, 2023 at 9:28am

      I was raised Lutheran — as you know, possibly the first break-away — so it’s in my blood to follow one’s conscience rather than church doctrine. I spent years as a happy Catholic, but, probably because of my Lutheran upbringing, I eventually had to leave. I couldn’t stay and profess what I didn’t agree with. It felt disrespectful to the people who suffered and died because they DID believe and wouldn’t pretend otherwise.

      Not trying to be an asshole here, but Catholics are well known for planting new churches anywhere there isn’t already a Catholic one.

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