Conversian of a Bear  

cougarirish 45F
110 posts
7/24/2006 5:13 pm

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8/7/2006 1:55 pm

Conversian of a Bear

A priest, a Pentecostal preacher and a rabbi all served as chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. 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 wasn't really all that hard. A real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another and they decided upon an experiment. They would each go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it.

Seven days later, they're all together to discuss the experience. Father Flannery, who has his arm in a sling, is on crutches, and has various bandages, goes first. "Well," he says, "I went into the woods to look fer a bear. When I finally came across one, I began to read to him from the Catechism. Sure'in that bear wanted nothin' to do with me or me Catechism, and began to smack me around. So I quickly grabbed me holy water, sprinkled him and, saints preserve us, he became as gentle a lamb! The Bishop is comin' out next week to give him First Communion and confirmation."

Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, with an arm and both legs in casts. In his best fire and brimstone oratory he claimed, "brothers, you KNOW that we 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 no part of it. 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 quick 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."

They both looked down at the rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a full body cast, hooked to IV's and monitors, with tubes coming from every orifice. He was in bad shape. The rabbi gazes up at them and says, "Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start."

somethingelse40 75M
14676 posts
7/26/2006 4:14 pm

Please forgive me for all the nice things I never said to you ... or did to you.

cougarprey4play 41M

8/4/2006 6:26 pm

XD Hehehe...that got me to smile!

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