Religion: Swiss Heaven

"I spared Switzerland from war and famine because I am there."—Father Divine.

As usual, the little Father needed to be translated. He meant his spiritual body, not his own plump, proper person. And in Divine lingo, spiritual body included the 2,000 white "angels" who live in Swiss "heavens" and believe Father's word that he is God.

Last week in Zurich some 80 angels, mostly female, flocked to a heaven (in a "restaurant sans alcool"), to hear a German translation of Father Divine's latest "office talk." Reader Alfred Riesen, Father's governor in Switzerland, kept asking: "Aren't you glad?" Many angels wept for joy....

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