A pastor I know of uses a standard liturgy for funerals. To personalize each service, he enters a â??find and replaceâ?? command into his word processor. The computer then finds the name of the deceased from the previous funeral and replaces it with the name of the deceased for the upcoming one.
Not long ago, the pastor told the computer to find the name â??Maryâ?? and replace it with â??Edna.â?? The next morning, the funeral was going smoothly until the congregation intoned the Apostlesâ?? Creed. â??Jesus Christ,â?? they read from the preprinted program, â??born of the Virgin Edna.â??