A Little Humor

Thursday, October 23, 2008

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Catholic vs. Jewish Debate

About a century or so ago, the Pope decided that all the Jews had to leave Rome. Naturally there was a big uproar from the Jewish community. So the Pope offered a deal. He would have a religious debate with a member of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, the Jews could stay. If the Pope won, the Jews would leave.

The Jews realised that they had no choice. They looked around for a champion who could defend their faith, but no one wanted to volunteer. It was too risky. So they finally picked an old man named Moishe who spent his life sweeping up after people to represent them. Being old and poor, he had less reputation to lose, so he agreed. He asked only for one addition to the debate. Not being used to saying very much as he cleaned up around the settlement, he asked that neither side be allowed to talk. The Pope agreed.

The day of the great debate came. Moishe and the Pope sat opposite each other for a full minute before the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.

Moishe glared back at him and raised one finger.

The Pope waved his fingers in a circle around his head.

Moishe pointed to the ground where he sat.

The Pope pulled out a wafer and a glass of wine.

Moishe shrugged and produced an apple.

The Pope stood up and said, "I give up. This man is too good. The Jews can stay".

An hour later, the cardinals were all around the Pope asking him what happened. The Pope said: "First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. He responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there was still one God common to both our religions. Then I waved my finger around me to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground, showing that God was also right here with us. I produced the wine and the wafer to show that God absolves us from our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of the original sin. He had an answer for everything. What could I do?"

At that moment, the Jewish community were crowded around Moishe, amazed that this old, almost feeble-minded man had done what all their scholars had insisted was impossible!

"What happened?" they asked.

"Well," said Moishe, "First he said to me that the Jews had three days to get out of here. I told him that not one of us was leaving. Then he told me that this whole city would be cleared of Jews. I let him know that we were staying right here."

"And then what happened?" asked a woman.

"I don't know," said Moishe. "He took out his lunch and I took out mine."


15 comments:

Lori said...

Very cute...keep em coming!

Isaiah said...

I heard this before long ago, but have forgotten it. Great joke, had me laughing again!

FishHawk said...

Excellent!!!

Channelofhealing said...

Godbless Lori

Channelofhealing said...

I LOL too Isaiah Godbless

Channelofhealing said...

Thank you and Godbless Fishhawk

alan pardoe said...

I like it, i like it. St. pod.

King's Kid said...

Hanna,

Thank you for the laughs, God bless you and Lucky.

Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Peace

Channelofhealing said...

glad you like it St Pod, Godbless you sir

Channelofhealing said...

Amen sis Kings Kid

Yvette said...

I loved this. Great way to start my day.

Channelofhealing said...

Thank God for that Sis Yvette

valerie lynn said...

What a great laugh I had! Boy did I need that! Thank you sis! Love you and God bless!

Channelofhealing said...

God be Praised sis Valerie

Anna said...

A little humor, no no, thanks for big smiles....Anna Boy I miss blogging on your blog, God bless you. Anna :)

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