Friday, 14 March 2014

Friday Funny

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi all served as Chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University at Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 
  
They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop.
One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn't really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear.
 
  
One thing led to another, and they decided to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion.. 
  
Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences. 
  
Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, and had various bandages on his body and limbs, went first.  'Well,' he said, 'I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism. 
  
Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation.' 
  
Reverend Billy Bob the Baptist spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, had one arm and both legs in casts, and had an IV drip. In his best fire-and-brimstone oratory, he exclaimed, 'WELL, brothers, you KNOW that we Baptists don't sprinkle! I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God's HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. 
  
So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus. Hallelujah! 
  
The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape. 
  
The Rabbi looked up and said: "Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the way to start." 


I am joining this in with Friday Smiles over at Annie's place!
  

13 comments:

Kathyk said...

Loving the irreverence of today's Friday Funny, Hettie!

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

Annie said...

My face aches now! Thanks for that Sam.
Hugs,
Annie x

Annie said...

Your link takes you back to my blog instead of yours :-( hugs,
Annie x

Laura said...

Sniffed you out as I couldn't bare to miss your giggle for the sake of a wrong linky...
'Twas well worth it! :)
Laura

Anne said...

So funny!!! I kept going back to your first link thinking I'm sure I've never heard Annie called Hettie lol Anne x

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

I laughed at this even before the end. Very funny.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Kathleen said...

Made me really giggle.

Kath x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How irreverently relevant for a perfect Friday Smile. Sorry it took so long to find you, but I really enjoyed this one, especially the punch line and the Baptist preacher.

Gay Peplow said...

Big smiles over here :D xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh.
my.
gosh.

too funny!

Mrs A. said...

Ha! Wasn't expecting that ending.
Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Petitt said...

I missed this one last week! Te hehehe!
I've heard this weeks one before and it took this girl, who was a natural born blonde that became a brunette as she aged, a little while to figure it out at first lol! Thank goodness I can laugh at myself xx

Judys Fabrications said...

Ha ha ha!! LOVE this one! Thanks for the laugh!