An man decided to write a book about famous churches around the world.
For his first chapter he decided to write about American churches. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to Orlando, Florida thinking that he would work his way across the country from South to North. On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall that read "$10,000 per call". The author, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God. He thanked the priest and went along his way.
This continued throughout several continents and the traveller found the same scenario in each of the churches he visited – a phone that had a direct line to heaven which cost $10,000 a call.
Finally, his journey took him to Australia. He arrived in Adelaide, and again, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it read "10 cents per call." He was confused so he asked the priest about the sign. "Father, I’ve travelled all over the world and I’ve seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I’m told that it is a direct line to Heaven, but in every country the price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?
The priest smiled and answered, "You’re in Australia now mate, it’s a local call."
There you go, welcome to God’s own country.