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A black American Baptist preacher from Richmond was attending a Baptist convention in Mississippi. A Mississippi preacher, reading the Scripture lesson for a morning session, read: “Now the Kingdom of Heaven was likened unto ten Virginians which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise and five were foolish.” (Matthew 25:1)

Then the Richmond preacher said, “Brother, would you be so good as to recapitulate. That Scripture lesson do sound familiar, and I don’t want you to think that I question what the Good Book says, but it did seem to me that the percentage of foolish Virginians was too high.”

Brothers and sisters, the percentage of foolish Virginians or foolish virgins probably wouldn’t be any higher than the foolish Arkansans or foolish Missourians

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