Three Holy Men and a Bear

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi would get together once 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 each 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 now had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, was the first to report back.
‘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.
Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was now in a wheelchair, had one arm and both legs in casts.
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 now lying in a hospital bed. He was in a complete body cast with 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 probably wasn’t the best way to start.”Print

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