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Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. Actually, Lauren, I think Williams borrowed the joke. Here’s the form I heard, years ago.

    God: “Adam, I have two gifts for you.”

    Adam: “Great! Where are they?”

    God: “The first gift I will place in your head. It will help you solve problems and have interesting conversations with Eve.”

    Adam: “Great! And the other?”

    God: “The second gift I will place between your legs. It will give you great pleasure with your wife, and help you procreate your newly intelligent race.”

    Adam: “Both of those sound like great gifts. Is there a downside?”

    God: “Yes, there is. You can’t use both at once.”

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