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A man arrives at the gates of heaven. St. Peter asks, "Religion?" The man says, accord against the fourth. One day, the odd rabbi out, after the usual "3 to 1, majority
"Methodist." St. Peter looks down his list, and says, "Go to room 24, but be very quiet rules" statement that signified that he had lost again, decided to appeal to a higher
as you pass room 8." authority.

Another man arrives at the gates of heaven. "Religion?" "Baptist." "Go to room 18, "Oh, God!" he cried. "I know in my heart that I am right and they are wrong! Please
but be very quiet as you pass room 8."A third man arrives at the gates. "Religion?" give me a sign to prove it to them!"
"Jewish." "Go to room 11, but be very quiet as you pass room 8."
It was a beautiful, sunny day. As soon as the rabbi finished his prayer, a storm cloud
The man says, "I can understand there being different rooms for different religions, moved across the sky above the four. It rumbled once and dissolved. "A sign from
but why must I be quiet when I pass room 8?" God! See, I'm right, I knew it!" But the other three disagreed, pointing out that storm
clouds form on hot days.
St. Peter tells him, "Well the Catholics are in room 8, and they think they're the only
ones here." So the rabbi prayed again: "Oh, God, I need a bigger sign to show that I am right and
they are wrong. So please, God, a bigger sign!" This time four storm clouds appeared,

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a tree on a nearby hill."I told you I was right!" cried the rabbi, but his friends insisted
A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were arguing about whose profession that nothing had happened that could not be explained by natural causes.
was the oldest.
The rabbi was getting ready to ask for a VERY big sign, but just as he said, "Oh
In the course of their arguments, they went all the way back to the Garden of Eden. God...," the sky turned pitch black, the earth shook, and a deep, booming voice
The doctor said, "The medical profession is clearly the oldest because Eve was made intoned, "HEEEEEEEE'S RIIIIIIIGHT!"
from Adam's rib, as the story goes, and that was an incredible surgical feat."
The rabbi put his hands on his hips, turned to the other three, and said, "Well?"
The architect did not agree. He said, "But if you look at the Garden itself, in the
beginning there was chaos and void, and out of that, the Garden and the world were "So," shrugged one of the other rabbis, "now it's 3 to 2."
created. So God must have been an architect."
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should do to reason with him!"The Rabbi answers: "Funny you should mention this.
Twenty happy years later, the man dies, and the woman, Mary, sticks to her vow and The exact same thing happened to my son. I taught him everything I know to make
visits a seance four weeks later. It went something like this: him follow in my footsteps and become a good Rabbi like me, and the next thing I
know, he converted to Catholicism and became a Priest! I truly don't know what to
Mary: "Is there anybody there? I'm seeking my deceased husband John. Is he there?" tell you: maybe we should ask Yahweh for some insights."

Strange, booming voice: "Mary? Is that you, Mary?" To two men started praying: "Yahweh, G-d almighty, Creator of the Universe, please
come to our rescue. Our firstborn sons have converted to Catholicism! What should
Mary: "Yes John, is that you?" we do?"

John: "Yes, it's me." A thundering voice responds: "WELL, TELL ME ABOUT IT!!"

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John: "Great, Mary. Every day after breakfast we make love until lunchtime, which Q. Have you heard of the dyslexic cow who attained enlightenment?
lasts about half-hour, then we make love until dinner. After dinner, we make love
until we fall asleep. It's great. I can't wait until you get here." A. It kept on repeating OOOOMMM!

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John: "I'm not in Heaven." Two bees ran into each other. The first bee asked the other how things were going.

Mary (fearing the worst): "Then where are you?" "Really bad," said the second bee. "The weather has been really wet and damp and
there aren't any flowers or pollen, so I can't make any honey."
John: "I'm a rabbit in Florida!"
"No problem," said the first bee. "Just fly down five blocks and turn left. Keep going
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fresh flowers and fruit."
A Jewish man goes and visits a Rabbi about a personal concern of his.
"Thanks for the tip," said the second bee, and he flew away.
"Rabbi," he says, "I am so upset about my son, I don't know what to do. I raised him a
good Jew, taught him the Torah, and instructed him about the Sabbath. Well, I just A few hours later, the two bees ran into each other again. The first bee asked, "How'd
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it go?""Great!" said the second bee. "It was everything you said it would be."
"Oh, I've been doing pretty well since you died," her husband told her. "I married the
"Uh, what's that thing on your head?" asked the first bee. beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were ill. And then I won the
lottery. I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a big mansion. And my
"That's my yarmulke," said the second bee. "I didn't want them to think I was a wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation and I went water skiing
wasp." today. I fell, the ski hit my head, and here I am. How do I get in?"

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After a long illness, a woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven. "Which word?" her husband asked.

While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the gates. She "Czechoslovakia."
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They saw her and began calling greetings to her. "Hello!" "How are you? We've been Many years ago, a beloved Pope died and went to heaven. Saint Peter greeted him in
waiting for you!" "Good to see you!" a firm embrace. "Welcome your holiness, your dedication and unselfishness in
serving your fellow man during your life has earned you great stature in heaven. You
When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, "This is such a wonderful place! may pass through the gates without delay and are granted free access to all parts of
How do I get in?" heaven."

"You have to spell a word," Saint Peter told her. St. Peter continued: "You are also granted an open-door policy and may, at your own
discretion, meet with any heavenly leader including the Father, without prior
"Which word?" the woman asked."Love." appointment. Is there anything which your holiness desires?"

The woman correctly spelled love, and Saint Peter welcomed her into heaven. "Well, yes," the Pope replied. "I have often pondered some of the mysteries which
have puzzled and confounded theologians through the ages. Are there perhaps any
About six months later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the transcripts which recorded the actual conversations between God and the prophets of
Gates of Heaven for him that day. old? I would love to see what was actually said, without the dimming of memories
over time."St. Peter immediately ushered the Pope to the heavenly library and
While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband arrived. explained how to retrieve the various documents. The Pope was thrilled and settled
down to review the history of humanity's relationship with God.
"I'm surprised to see you," the woman said. "How have you been?"
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Two years later, a scream of anguish pierced the quiet of the library. Immediately
several of the saints and angels came running. "Oh, and one more thing," God said. "He will want to believe that I made HIM first."

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over: "There's an 'R'. There's an 'R.' There's an 'R'... It's CELIBRATE, not celibate!"
Due to the rector's illness, Wednesday's healing services will be discontinued until
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Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited - until you try to sit in their pews. Mrs. Johnson will be entering the hospital this week for testes.

Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers. On a church bulletin during the minister's illness: God Is Good--Dr. Hargreaves is
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
This Sunday morning following services we will have our monthly feelowship.
The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
Said during a congregational prayer when leading prayer for unsaved loved ones:
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there. ³Father, we just want to pray for our unloved saved ones.´

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prayer time.
Wandering dejectedly in The Garden of Eden, Eve told God, "I'm lonely I'm tired of
eating apples by myself." ³I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, even though he diets, yet
shall be live.´
"Okay," God said, "I'll create a man for you."
On a church postcard: ³I have received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I would
Eve said, "A man! What's that?" like a personal call.´

"He's a creature with aggressive tendencies and an enormous ego. He won't listen Church sign: ³Jesus Saves!´ Safeway sign across the street: ³Safeway saves you
very well, he'll get lost easily, but never stop to ask for directions. However, he is big more!´
and strong, he can open jars and hunt animals. And he'll be fun in bed."

"Sounds great!" said Eve.
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An old-time pastor was riding furiously down the road, hurrying to get to church on 2
time. Suddenly, his horse stumbled and threw him to the ground.
A man suffered a serious heart attack and had bypass surgery. He awakened to find
Lying in the dirt, his body wracked with pain, the pastor called out, ³All you angels in himself in the care of nuns at a Catholic hospital.
heaven, help me get up on my horse!´
As he was recovering, a nun asked how he was going to pay the bill. He replied, in a
With extraordinary strength, he leaped onto the horse¶s back²and fell off the other raspy voice, "No health insurance."
The nun asked if he had money in the bank. He replied, "No money in the bank."
From the ground again, he called out, ³All right, just half of you angels this time!´
The nun asked, "Do you have a relative who could help you?"
He said, "Just a spinster sister, who is a nun."
A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to
church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" The nun, slightly perturbed, said, "Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God."

Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping." The patient replied, "Then send the bill to my brother-in-law."

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Three guys were fishing on a lake one day, when Jesus walked across the water and A hungry little boy was beginning to eat his dinner when his father reminded him that
joined them in the boat. When the three astonished men had settled down enough to they hadn't prayed.
speak, the first guy asked humbly, "Jesus, I've suffered from back pain ever since I
took shrapnel in the Vietnam War. Could you help me?" "We don't have to," said the little boy. "Mommy is a good cook!"

"Of course my son," Jesus said. When Jesus touched the man's back, the man felt ( 
relief for the first time in years.The second man, who wore very thick glasses and had
a hard time reading and driving, asked if Jesus could do anything about his eyesight. Sid and Al were sitting in a Chinese restaurant.
Jesus smiled, removed the man's glasses and tossed them in the lake. When the
glasses hit the water, the man's eyes cleared and he could see everything distinctly. "Sid," asked Al, "Are there any Jews in China?"

When Jesus turned to heal the third man, the guy put his hands up and cried "I don't know," Sid replied. "Why don't we ask the waiter?"When the waiter came by,
defensively, "Don't touch me! I'm on long-term disability." Al said, "Are there any Chinese Jews?"
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"There isn't anything to confess," replied his weeping wife. "Everything's ok. Go to
"I don't know sir, let me ask," the waiter replied and he went into the kitchen. sleep."

He quickly returned and said, "No, sir. No Chinese Jews." The man blurted out: "No, no, I must die in peace. I...I slept with your sister, your
best friend, her best friend, and your mother!"
"Are you sure?" Al asked.
"I know," whispered his wife, "that's why I poisoned you."
"I will check again, sir." the waiter replied and went back to the kitchen.
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While he was still gone, Sid said, "I cannot believe there are no Jews in China. Our
people are scattered everywhere." Two doctors and an HMO manager died and lined up at the pearly gates for
admission to heaven. St. Peter asked them to identify themselves.
When the waiter returned he said, "Sir, no Chinese Jews."
One doctor stepped forward and said, "I was a pediatric spine surgeon and helped
"Are you really sure?" Al asked again. "I cannot believe there are no Chinese Jews." kids overcome their deformities." St. Peter said, "You can enter."

"Sir, I ask everyone," the waiter replied exasperated. "We have orange jews, prune The second doctor said, "I was a psychiatrist. I helped people rehabilitate
jews, tomato jews and grape jews, but no one ever hear of Chinese jews!" themselves." St. Peter also invited him in.The third applicant stepped forward and
said, "I was an HMO manager. I helped people get cost-effective health care." St.

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While a man was dying, his wife was maintaining a candlelight vigil by his side. She But as the HMO manager walked by, St. Peter added, "You can stay three days. After
held his fragile hand, tears running down her face. that, you can go to Hell."

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move slightly.
A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to
"My darling," he whispered. be late for Bible class.

"Hush, my love," she said. "Rest, don't talk." As she ran she prayed, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please
don't let me be late!"As she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell,
He was insistent. "I have something that I must confess," he said in a tired voice. getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off,and
started running again.
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As she ran she once again began to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!...But Woman #2: How horrible!
don't shove me either."
Woman #1: It wasn't so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm

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A catechist asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. Woman #2: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was
cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by
A small child replied, ³They couldn¶t get a baby-sitter?´ himself in the den watching TV.

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A cop pulls over a car full of nuns. The cop says, ³Sister, the speed limit on this Woman #2: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started
highway is 55 mph. Why are you going so slow?´ running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into
the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept
Sister replies, ³I saw a lot of signs that said 41, not 55.´ this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just
keeled over with a heart attack and died!
The copy says, ³Sister, that¶s the name of the highway, not the speed limit.´
Woman #1: Too bad you didn't look in the freezer. We'd both still be alive.
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But then the copy glances in the back seat where the other nuns are quaking with fear. A college student wrote a letter home:
He asks, ³Excuse me, Sister, what¶s wrong with your friends?´
Dear folks,
Sister says, ³Oh, we just got off Highway 101.´
I feel miserable cause I have to keep writing for money. I feel ashamed and unhappy.
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knee that you forgive me.
Two women are new arrivals at the pearly gates and are comparing stories on how
they died. Your son, Marvin

Woman #1: I froze to death. P.S. I felt so terrible I ran after the mailman who picked this up at the box at the
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corner. I wanted to take this letter and burn it. I prayed to God that I could get it back, Boudreaux was feeling guilty, so he went to confession.
but I was too late.
"Father, I kinda took a little lumber from that new construction site."
A few days later, he received a letter from his father:
Priest: "What did you do with the lumber, my son?"
Dear Son,
Boudreaux: "Well, Father, my porch, she's had a hole for a long time. I'm 'fraid
Good news! Your prayers were answered. Your letter never came! someone will break their leg, so I fix the hole."

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A bishop, a priest, and a deacon, were about to be executed for preaching the Gospel Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I had a little lumber left."
in a foreign land.
Priest: "What did you do with it?"
They bring out the bishop first and the guard shots, ³Ready« aim«´ and suddenly
the bishop yells, ³EARTHQUAKE!´ When everyone looks around, the bishop runs Boudreaux: "Well, my poor dog, Phideaux, he ain't never had no place to get outta the
off. weather, so I make him his own little doghouse."

Next they bring out the priest. They guard shouts, ³Ready« aim«´ and suddenly the Priest: "OK, anything else?"
priest yells, ³TORNADO!´ When everyone ducks, the priest runs off.
Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I had a little lumber left. So you know, my truck, she ain't
By then, of course, the deacon had it figured out. They bring him out and when the never had no place to get outta de weather either, so I make her a two car garage."
guard shouts, ³Ready« aim«,´ suddenly the deacon yells, ³FIRE!´
Priest: "Now, this is getting a little out of hand."
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Boudreaux: "Well, Father, I still had a little lumber left."
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Boudreaux: "Well, my wife, she always want a bigger house. So I add two bedrooms
and a new bathroom."
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Priest: "OK! That's definitely too much. For your penance, you are going to have to
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make a Novena. You do know how to make a Novena, don't you?" A heavy snowstorm closed the schools in one town. When the children returned to
school a few days later, one grade school teacher asked her students whether they had
Boudreaux: "No, Father... But, if you got the plans, I got the lumber." used the time away from school constructively.

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An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services
Q. Did Eve never have a date with Adam? when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her
A. No, it was an apple. home of its valuables and yelled, "Stop! Acts 2:38!" (Repent and be baptized, in the
name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.)
Q. Where is the first math problem mentioned in the Bible?
A. When God told Adam and Eve to go forth and multiply. The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained
what she had done.
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As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, "Why did you just
A Jewish family invited their gentile neighbors over for holiday dinner. The first stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you."
course was set in front of them and the Jewish couple announced, "This is matzoh
ball soup."On seeing the two large matzoh balls floating in the broth, the Gentile man "Scripture?" replied the burglar. "She said she had an ax and two 38's!"
was hesitant to taste this strange looking brew. Gently the Jewish couple pressed the
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Finally he agreed. He dug his spoon in, first picking up a small piece of matzoh ball Sidney telephones Rabbi Levy.
with some soup in his spoon, and tasting it gingerly. The usual "Mmmmmmmmm"
sound could be heard coming from deep within his chest, and he quickly finished the He says, "Rabbi, I know tonight is Yom Kippur, but tonight the Yankees are in the
whole bowl. playoffs. Rabbi, I'm a life-long Yankees fan. I've got to watch the Yankees game on
TV."Rabbi Levy replies, "Sidney, that's what video recorders are for."
"That was good" the man said. "Can you eat any other parts of the matzoh?"
Sidney is surprised. "You mean I can tape Yom Kippur?"
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A young pastor moved to town and decided he would go around and introduce
himself to the new congregation. He rang the first door bell and a lady came to the * One section will have trees and grass for those who like to seek God in nature.
door. She stared at him as he introduced himself.
* The sanctuary will be decorated with both poinsettias and Easter lilies for those who
She said, ³I can't believe how much you look like Conway Twitty, the country music have never seen the church without them.
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He replied, ³Yes, ma¶am, I hear that a lot.´
The Hodja (teacher) was selling olives at the market and business was slow. He called
He went to the next house and the next, and every lady that came to the door said the to a woman who was passing by and tried to entice her.
same thing²that he looked like Conway Twitty.
She shook her head and told him she didn't have any money with her.
At the last house, a shapely young lady came to the door with a towel around her. He
started to introduce himself, but she loosened her towel, threw her arms in the air, and "No problem," the Hodja grinned. "You can pay me later."
screamed, ³Conway Twitty!´
She still looked hesitant, so he offered her one to taste.
The pastor stood there, stunned. Then he said, ³Hello, darling!´
"Oh no, I can't, I'm fasting," she responded.
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"Fasting? But Ramadan was 6 months ago!"
* Cots will be placed in the foyer for those who say, "Sunday is my only day to sleep
in." "Yes, well, I missed a day and I'm making it up now. Go ahead and give me a kilo of
the black olives."
* There will be a section with lounge chairs for those who feel our pews are too hard.
"Forget it!" shouted the Hodja. "If it took you 6 months to pay back a debt you owed
* We will have steel helmets for those who say, "The roof will cave in if I ever came ALLAH, who knows when you'll get around to paying me!"
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The priest replied, "Yes that is still very much a part of our faith."
* Fans will be provided for those who think, "The church is too cold."
The rabbi then asked him, "Father, have you ever fallen to the temptation of the
* Scorecards will be available for those who wish to list the hypocrites present. flesh?"
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The priest replied, "Yes, rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke with my faith."
An atheist became incensed over Christmas holiday preparations. He filed a lawsuit
The rabbi nodded understandingly for a moment and then said, "A lot better than about the constant celebrations given to Christians and Jews while atheists had no
pork, isn't it?" holiday to celebrate.

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presentation by the atheist's lawyer, the judge banged his gavel and declared, "Case
A minister decided to try something a little different one Sunday morning. dismissed!"

He said, "Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling. "Your honor, how can you
me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn comes to possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter, and many other
your mind." observances. Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah. Yet, my client and all
other atheists have no such holiday!"
The pastor shouted out, "Cross!"
The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said, "Obviously, your client is too
Immediately the congregation started singing in unison "The Old Rugged Cross." confused to know about, much less celebrate, his own atheist holiday!"

The pastor hollered out, "Grace!" The congregation began to sing "Amazing Grace, The lawyer pompously said, "Your honor, we are unaware of any such holiday for
how sweet the sound." atheists. Just when might that holiday be?"

The pastor said, "Power!" The congregation sang "There is Power in the Blood." The judge replied, "Well, it comes every year on exactly the same date. Psalm 14:1
states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, if your client says there is no
The Pastor said, "Sex!" God then, according to the Bible, he is a fool. April Fool's Day is his holiday. Now,
get out of my courtroom!"
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sing "Precious Memories." Three nuns died and visited St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter said he would
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the gates swung open and she walked into heaven.
"But at least you keep the Sabbath?"
St. Peter turned to the second nun. "Who was the first woman?" "Eve," she replied. "Mama, business is business. In America, everybody works on the Sabbath."
The trumpets sounded and the angels sang.
"But kosher food you still eat?"
Then St. Peter turned to the last nun. "What was the first thing Eve said to Adam?"
"Mama, in America, it is very difficult to keep kosher."
The nun paused for a moment. "Gee, that's a hard one!"
The old lady ponders this information and then leans over and whispers in his ear,
The trumpets sounded and the angels sang. "Isaac, tell me--you¶re still circumcised?"


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A country preacher decided to skip services one Sunday to spend the day hiking in An old country preacher was fishing one afternoon when he noticed a frog sitting next
the wilderness. Rounding a sharp bend in the trail, he collided with a bear and was to him. The frog said, ³Mister, I¶ve had a spell cast on me. If you¶ll kiss me, I¶ll turn
sent tumbling down a steep grade. He landed on a rock and broke both legs. into a beautiful princess and I¶ll make you happy for the rest of your life.´

With the ferocious bear charging at him from a distance, the preacher prayed, "O The old preacher smiled, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. After a while, he
Lord, I'm so sorry for skipping services today. Please forgive me and grant me just looked into his pocket to see how the frog was doing.
one wish--make a Christian out of that bear that's coming at me!"
The frog said again, ³Mister, I¶ve had a spell cast on me. If you¶ll kiss me, I¶ll turn
At that very instant, the bear skidded to a halt, fell to his knees, clasped his paws into a beautiful princess and I¶ll make you happy for the rest of your life.´
together, and began to pray aloud at the preacher's feet: "Dear God, please bless this
food I am about to receive." The preacher just smiled and kept on fishing. When he checked on the frog again, it
said, ³What¶s wrong with you, fella? I said I¶ve been bewitched. Just kiss me and I¶ll
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rest of your life!´
After many years, a young Jewish Talmud student who had left the old country for
America returns to visit the family. The old preacher just smiled and said, ³Frog, I¶m sorry to tell you this«but at my
age, I¶d rather have a talking frog than a beautiful princess!´
"But--where is your beard?" asks his mother upon seeing him.
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A priest and a rabbi found themselves sharing a compartment on a train. After a A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the country.
while, the priest opened a conversation by saying, "I know that in your religion you're He started by flying to San Francisco and worked east from there. Going to a very
not supposed to eat pork. Have you actually ever tasted it?"The rabbi said, "I must tell large church, he began taking photographs and notes. He spotted a golden telephone
the truth. Yes, I have, on the odd occasion." on the vestibule wall and was intrigued by a sign which read: "$10,000 a minute."
Seeking out the Pastor he asked about the phone and the sign. The Pastor explained
Then the Rabbi had his turn of interrogation. He asked, "Your religion, too... I know that the golden phone was, in fact, a direct line to Heaven and if he paid the price he
you're suposed to be celibate, but...?" could talk directly to God. The man thanked the Pastor and continued on his way. As
he continued to visit churches in Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, Greensboro, Tampa
The priest replied, "Yes, I know what you're going to ask. I have succumbed once or and all around the United States, he found more phones with the same sign and got
twice." the same answer from each Pastor.

There was silence for a while. Then the Rabbi peeped around the newspaper he was Finally, he arrived in Texas. Upon entering a church in Dallas, behold, he saw the
reading and said, "Better than pork, isn't it?" usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read: "Calls: 35 cents." Fascinated,
he asked to talk to the Pastor.
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"Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have
You know how to you make God laugh? found this golden telephone. I have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I
could talk to God, but, in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign
Tell him your plans. reads 35 cents. Why?"

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Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church.
The other guy says, "Hold it! Why are you always telling jokes about Jews? I find it
offensive. Why must they always be about Jews?" If you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns.

"You're right," his friend replies and starts the joke again: "So, these two Chinese If you don't like the way you were born, try being born again.
guys are walking down the street on the way to their nephew's bar mitzvah..."
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"You were both in great danger and would have suffered terribly if the Germans had
The lady replied, "Of course I do. It's the Bible." found her. There is a favorable balance between good and evil, and you will be
judged kindly. Give up your feelings of guilt."
He said, "Well, what about that guy that was swallowed by that whale?"
"Thank you, Rabbi. That's a great load off my mind. But I have one more question."
She replied, "Oh, Jonah. Yes, I believe that. It's in the Bible."
"And what is that?"
He asked, "Well, how do you suppose he survived all that time inside the whale?"
"Should I tell her the war is over?"
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"What if he isn't in heaven?" the man asked sarcastically. A letter written in a childish scrawl came to the post office addressed to "God". A
postal employee, not knowing exactly what to do with the letter, opened it and read:
"Then you can ask him." replied the lady. "Dear God, my name is Jimmy. I am 6 years old. My father is dead and my Mom is
having a hard time raising me and my sister. Would you please send us $500?" The
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decided to kick in a few dollars each and send it to the family. They were able to raise
An elderly Italian Jew wanted to unburden his guilty conscience by talking to his $300.A couple of weeks later the same post office received a second letter addressed
Rabbi. "Rabbi, during World War II, when the Germans entered Italy, I pretended to to God. The boy thanked God for the recent infusion of cash, but ended with this
be a Catholic and changed my name from Levy to Spumoni, and I am alive today request: "Next time would you send the money directly to us? If you send it through
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is admirable," said the Rabbi."Rabbi, during the war, a beautiful Jewish woman
knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the Germans. I hid her in my A ten-year-old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming knowledgeable
attic, and they never found her." about the Bible.

"That was a wonderful thing you did, and you have no need to feel guilty." But one day, she surprised her grandmother by asking, "Which virgin was the mother
of Jesus? The Virgin Mary or the King James Virgin?"
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assistance. She would pray out loud in her night prayer "Oh Allah! I need food!! I am
A woman was walking along the beach when she stumbled upon a genie's lamp. She having a hard time, please Lord, PLEASE LORD, SEND ME SOME
picked it up and rubbed it. Lo-and-behold a genie appeared. The amazed woman GROCERIES!!"
asked if she got three wishes.
One night the atheist happened to hear her as she was praying, and decided to play a
The Genie said, "Nope. Due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third- prank on her. The next morning the lady went out on her porch and found a large bag
world countries and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So, of groceries. She raised her hands and shouted, "Allah be praised!."
what'll it be?"
The neighbor jumped from behind a bush and said, "Aha! I told you there was no
The woman didn't hesitate. She said, "I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? Lord. I bought those groceries, God didn't."
I want these countries to stop fighting with each other."
The old lady laughed and clapped her hands and said, "ALLAH BE PRAISED. He
The Genie looked at the map and exclaimed, "Gadzooks, lady! These countries have not only sent me groceries, but he made the devil pay for them!"
been at war for thousands of years. I'm good, but not THAT good! I don't think it can
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The woman thought for a minute. She said, "Well, I've been trying to find the right Three men die in a car accident Christmas Eve. They all find themselves at the pearly
husband. You know, one that's considerate and fun, likes to cook and helps with the gates waiting to enter Heaven. On entering they must present something related to or
housecleaning, has a great sense of humor and gets along with my family, doesn't associated with Christmas.
watch sports all the time and is faithful. That's what I wish for. A good mate."
The first man searches his pockets and finds mistletoe, so he is allowed in.
The Genie let out a long sigh and said, "Let me see that map again."
The second man presents a candy cane, so he is also allowed in.The third man pulls
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An elderly Muslim lady was well-known for her faith and for her confidence in Confused at this last gesture, St. Peter asks, "How do these represent Christmas?"
talking about it. She would stand in front of her house and say "Allah be praised" to
all those who passed by. "They're Carol's."

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"We are your chosen people and you want us to cut the tips off of our WHAT?"
Results of a computerized survey indicated that the perfect pastor preaches exactly 12

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All the grandkids were visiting for Thanksgiving. Before dinner, Grandma made a He frequently condemns sin but never upsets anyone.
lengthy speech about being thankful for her extra-special blessings, her four
grandchildren. He works from 8 a.m. until midnight and is also a janitor.

Two seconds after she stopped speaking, all hell broke loose and the kids were He makes $60 a week, wears good clothes, buys good books, drives a good car, and
yelling and grabbing for the home-made rolls. Grandma sat there, eyes closed with a gives about $80 a week to the poor.
tight squint on her face.
He is 28 years of age, but he's been preaching for 30 years.He is wonderfully gentle
When asked what was the matter, she replied, "I'm just praying for a little patience to and handsome.
handle all these blessings."
He gives himself completely but never gets too close to anyone to avoid criticism.
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He speaks boldly on social issues, but must never become politically involved.
A story is told of a Jewish man who was riding on the subway reading an Arab
newspaper. A friend of his, who happened to be riding in the same subway car, He has a burning desire to work with teenagers, but he spends all his time with senior
noticed this strange phenomenon. Very upset, he approached the newspaper reader. citizens.

"Moshe, have you lost your mind? Why are you reading an Arab newspaper?"Moshe He makes 15 daily calls to parish families, visits shut-ins and the hospitalized, spends
replied, "I used to read the Jewish newspaper, but what did I find? Jews being all his time evangelizing the unchurched, and is always in his office when needed.
persecuted, Israel being attacked, Jews disappearing through assimilation and
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what do I find? Jews own all the banks, Jews control the media, Jews are all rich and
powerful, Jews rule the world. The news is so much better!" One day Jesus was out for a walk, strolling near the walls surrounding heaven, when
he heard an old man's voice call from the other side.
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Jesus replied, "Who is it?"
And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of
"Just a poor, old carpenter searching for his son," the old man replied. drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to the drum maker, one
Brother William of Gates, who bought up every drum company in the land. And
Jesus' heart leapt with joy and he called out, "Joseph?" indeed did insist on making drums that would work only with Brother Gates'
drumheads and drumsticks.
The voice answered back, "Pinocchio?"
And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others."
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And as Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or as it came to be known
In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take "eBay" he said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."
unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot.
And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."
And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she
had been called 'Amazon Dot Com.' "YAHOO," said Abraham.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why doth thou travel far from town to And that is how it all began. It wasn't Al Gore after all.
town with thy goods when thou can trade without ever leaving thy tent?"
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And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel
load, but simply said, "How, dear?"And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the :9 Have you heard the latest UU miracle?
towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale and they
will reply telling you which hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the 9 Someone saw the face of Ralph Waldo Emerson on a tortilla.
drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."
:9 Why can't Unitarian Universalists sing very well in choirs?
Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums.
And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods 9 Because they're always reading ahead to see if they agree with the next verse.
he had at the top price, without ever moving from his tent.
:9 What do you get when you cross a Unitarian Universalist with a Jehovah's
But this success did arouse envy. A man named Maccabia did secrete himself inside Witness?
Abraham's drum and was accused of insider trading. And the young man did take to
Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called 9 Somebody who comes knocking at your door for no apparent reason.
Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Siderites, or NERDS for short.
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An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services
when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her i Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before they do
home of its valuables and yelled, "Stop! Acts 2:38!" (Repent and be baptized, in the one to you. He also explained, "Man doth not live by sweat alone."
name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.)
i It was a miracle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone
The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained off the entrance.
what she had done.
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As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, "Why did you just
stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you." The second guy says, "I would like to hear that I was a wonderful husband and school
teacher which made a huge difference in our children of tomorrow."
"Scripture?" replied the burglar. "She said she had an ax and two 38's!"
The last guy replies, "I would like to hear them say, 'Look! He's moving!'"

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There once was a 94-year-old nun in the 1890's whose worn-out body began to
surrender. Her doctor prescribed for her a shot of whiskey three times a day, to relax Some friars needed to raise more money for books for the school, so they opened up a
her. small florist shop to raise funds.

However, not to be lured into worldly pleasures, she huffily declined. But her mother Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town
superior knew the elderly sister loved milk. So she instructed the kitchen to spike the thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good brothers to close down, but
milk three times a day. Eventually, the elderly pious one approached her final hour. they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him.So,
As several sisters gathered around her at bedside, the mother superior asked if she the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town
wanted to leave them any words of wisdom. to "persuade" them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying
he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.
"Oh, yes," she replied. "Never sell that cow!"
Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that "Only Hugh can prevent florist friars."
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:9 Did you know that they had automobiles in Jesus¶ time? At last they heard, "One for you, one for me. And one last one for you. That's all.
Now let's go get those nuts by the fence, and we'll be done."
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They say the old guy made it back to town five minutes before the boy.
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"I do listen to your prayers. I'm just not interested in the game." -- God
My ex-wife and I could not reconcile our marriage because of religious differences.
She thought she was God.
On the outskirts of town, there was a big old pecan tree by the cemetery fence. One
day two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and I disagreed.
began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one
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Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he After church, little Johnny and his brother go ice fishing. Little Johnny starts drilling
heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, on the ice when a voice from above says, "Young man, there's no fish down there.´
he heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me." He just knew what it
was. "Oh my," he shuddered, it's Satan and the Lord dividing the souls at the Little Johnny asks his brother, "Who is that?"
cemetery. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an
old man with a cane, hobbling along. His brother replies, "I don't know."

"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard. Satan and the Lord So little Johnny starts to drill again and the voice says again, "For the second time,
are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls." The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you there's no fish down there."
see it's hard for me to walk." When the boy insisted, though, the man hobbled to the
cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, Little Johnny asks his brother, "Could that be God?"
one for me." The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' the truth. Let's see if
we can see the devil himself." His brother replies again, "I don't know."

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see Little Johnny starts drilling again and the voice says once more, "Young man, for the
anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter last time, I'm telling you there's no fish down there."
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Johnny looks up and asks, "Is that you, God?" Nebuchadnezzar: "Crazy"

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1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for
Adam says, "Tell me the good news first." God says, "I'm going to give you a penis I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me
and a brain. You'll derive from these great pleasure and great intellect."
Adam replies, "Wonderful! But what's the bad news?"
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God says, "I'm only going to give you enough blood supply to work one at a time." tire.

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newspaper, that's the time to do it.
Noah: "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
Adam and Eve: "Strangers in Paradise" 4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
Lazarus: "The Second Time Around"
Esther: "I Feel Pretty"
Job: "I've Got a Right to Sing the Blues" 5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
Moses: "The Wanderer"
Jezebel: "The Lady is a Tramp" 6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
Samson: "Hair"Salome: "I Could Have Danced All Night"
Daniel: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" 7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car
Esau: "Born To Be Wild" payments.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: "Great Balls of Fire!"
The Three Kings: "When You Wish Upon a Star"
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That
Jonah: "Got a Whale of a Tale"
Elijah: "Up, Up, and Away" way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
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"Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven."
9. If at first you don't succeed...Skydiving is not for you.
"I'm sorry but we have our rules," replies St. Peter.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to
he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. Hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.
Nearby are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone
cc is in evening attire and very happy to see him. They run to greet him, hug him, and
reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the
A father and his son were looking at a nativity scene in a London gallery. It was people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar.
Titian's world-famous painting of the scene at Bethlehem.
Also present is the Devil, who really is a very friendly guy and who has a good time
The boy said, ³Dad, why is the baby lying in such a crude cradle in a pile of straw?´ dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that the time flies, before
he realizes it, the senator has to go. Everyone gives him a big hug and waves while
"Well, son,´ explained the father, ³they were poor, and they couldn't afford anything the elevator rises.
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on Heaven where St. Peter is
Said the boy, "Then how could they afford to have their picture painted by such an waiting for him.
expensive artist?´
"Now it's time to visit Heaven."
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The next 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving
A powerful senator dies after a prolonged illness. His soul arrives in heaven and is from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before
met by St. Peter at the entrance. he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Welcome to Heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a "Well then, you've spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now choose your
problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure eternity." The senator reflects for a minute, then answers, "Well, I would never have
what to do with you." said it, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in Hell."

"No problem, just let me in," says the senator. "Well, I'd like to but I have orders from So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell. Now
higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then the doors of the elevator open and he is in the middle of a barren land covered with
you can choose where to spend eternity." waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and
putting it in black bags.
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better than the kiss!"
The Devil comes over to him and lays his arm on his neck.
And the Lord said, "You've done well, Adam. Now I want you to make love to Eve."
"I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a
golf course and a beautiful club and we ate lobster and caviar and danced and had a And Adam asked, "What is 'make love' Lord?"
great time. Now there is only a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look
miserable." So the Lord again gave Adam directions and Adam went again to Eve behind the
bush, but this time he reappeared in two seconds.
The Devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning. Today
you voted for us!" And Adam said, "Lord, what is a 'headache'?"

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begin the process of populating the earth, so I want you to kiss her."
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Adam answered, "Yes, Lord, but what is a 'kiss'?"
A tramp knocked on the door of the inn known as St. George and the Dragon. The
The Lord gave a brief description to Adam, who then took Eve by the hand and led landlady answered the door.
her to a nearby bush.
The tramp said, ³Could you give a poor man something to eat?´
A few minutes later, Adam emerged and said, "Thank you, Lord. That was
enjoyable." "No,´ said the woman, slamming the door in his face.

And the Lord replied, "Yes, Adam, I thought you might enjoy that. Now I'd like you He knocked again and said, ³Could I have a few words with George?´
to caress Eve."
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So the Lord again gave Adam a brief description and Adam went behind the bush members:
with Eve.
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One Sunday a cowboy went to church. When he entered, he saw that he and the
A Western Buddhist woman was in India, studying with her teacher. She was riding preacher were the only ones present. The preacher asked the cowboy if he wanted
with another woman friend in a rickshaw-like carriage, when they were attacked by a him to go ahead and preach.
man on the street. In the end, the attacker only succeeded in frightening the women,
but the Buddhist woman was quite upset by the event and told her teacher so. She The cowboy said, "I'm not too smart, but if I went to feed my cattle and only one
asked him what she should have done - what would have been the appropriate, showed up, I'd still feed him."So the minister began his sermon.
Buddhist response.
One hour passed, then two hours, then two-and-a-half hours. The preacher finally
The teacher said very simply, "You should have very mindfully and with great finished and came down to ask the cowboy how he liked the sermon.
compassion whacked the attacker over the head with your umbrella."
The cowboy answered slowly, "Well, I'm not very smart, but if I went to feed my
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Gates. A brass band is playing, the angels are singing a beautiful hymn, there is a
Two men, sentenced to die on the same day, were led down to the room where the huge crowd cheering and shouting his name, and absolutely everyone wants to shake
electric chair was. The priest had given them last rites, the formal speech had been his hand.
given by the warden, and a final prayer had been said among the participants. The
warden, turning to the first man, solemnly asked, "Son, do you have a last Just when he thinks things can't possibly get any better, Saint Peter himself runs over,
request?"The man replied, "Yes sir, I do. I love dance music. Could you please play apologizes for not greeting him personally at the Pearly Gates, shakes his hand, and
the Macarena for me one last time?" says, "Congratulations son, we've been waiting a long time for you."
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Totally confused and a little embarrassed, the contractor sheepishly looks at Saint A minister's young son sat on the floor of his father's office watching him write a
Peter and says "Saint Peter, I tried to lead a God-fearing life, I loved my family, I sermon.
tried to obey the 10 Commandments, but congratulations for what? I honestly don't
remember doing anything really special when I was alive.""Congratulations for "How do you know what to say?" the boy asked.
what?" says Saint Peter, totally amazed at the man's modesty. "We're celebrating the
fact that you lived to be 160 years old! God himself wants to see you!" The contractor "Why, God tells me." his father replied.
is awestruck and can only look at Saint Peter with his mouth wide open. When he
regains his power of speech, he looks up at Saint Peter and says "Saint Peter, I lived "Well, then why do you keep crossing things out?"
my life in the eternal hope that when I died I would be judged by God and be found to
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"That's simply impossible son," says Saint Peter. "We've added up your time sheets." A rabbi, priest, and a minister are out fishing in a boat on a big lake when the priest
realizes that he has to go to the bathroom. Not wanting to disturb the fishing of the
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across the water to do his business and then returns to the boat.A little while later the
Admiring the Christmas trees displayed in his neighbor's windows, a child asks his minister has to go also and he does the same. He walks across the water, does his
father, "Daddy, can we have a Hanukkah Tree?" business and returns across the water to the boat.

"What? No, of course not." says his father. Finally the rabbi feels the urge to go to the bathroom too, so he climbs out of the boat.
But instead of walking across the water, he falls into the water and starts to wildly
"Why not?" asks the child again. splash around. The priest and the minister finally drag the rabbi back into the boat and
the priest turns to the minister and says, "Maybe we should have told him where the
Bewildered, his father replies, "Because the last time we had dealings with a lighted rocks were."
bush we spent 40 years in the wilderness."
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Rabbi 1: We've got to do something. Many of the young people in our synagogue are
Q. What do you call an angry Witch? converting to the Quaker faith.

A. Ribbit Rabbi 2: I've noticed that too. In fact, some of my best Jews are Friends!

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thriving enterprise. The fields are grown over with weeds, the farmhouse is falling "But I have been born again!" insisted the Hindu. "And again and again and again ..."
apart, and the fences are collapsing all around.
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During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work,
saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!" Jesus and Satan have an argument as to who is the better computer programmer. This
goes on for a few hours until they agree to hold a contest with God as the judge.
A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold,
it's like a completely different place--the farm house is completely rebuilt and in They set themselves before their computers and begin. They type furiously for several
excellent condition, there are plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on hours, lines of code streaming up the screen.
feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.
Seconds before the end of the competition, a bolt of lightning strikes, taking out the
"Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished electricity. Moments later, the power is restored, and God announces that the contest
together!" is over. He asks Satan to show what he has come up with. Satan is visibly upset, and
cries, "I have nothing! I lost it all when the power went out."
"Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God
was working it alone!" "Very well, then," says God, "let us see if Jesus fared any better."Jesus enters a
command, and the screen comes to life in vivid display, the voices of an angelic choir
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The new army recruit was given guard duty at 2 a.m. He did his best for a while, but He stutters, "But how?! I lost everything yet Jesus' program is intact! How did he do
at about 4 a.m. he went to sleep. He awakened to find the officer of the day standing it?"
before him.
God chuckles, "Jesus saves."
Remembering the heavy penalty for being asleep on guard duty, this smart young
man kept his head bowed for another moment and looked upward and reverently said,  c%cccc
A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer. Suddenly the sky
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TRIED to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish."
A zealous Christian who was trying to convert a Hindu found himself getting
nowhere. "The thing is," argued the frustrated Christian, "you have to be born again!" The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over anytime I want."The
Lord said, "Your request is very materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for
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that kind of undertaking. The supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! could no longer see the bunny.
The concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I
can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little Once out of sight, the man exclaimed, "What is that stuff in that bottle?"
more time and think of something that would honor and glorify me."
The woman replied, "It's harespray. It revitalizes hare and adds permanent wave."
The man thought about it for a long time. Finally he said, "Lord, I wish that I could
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she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says
µnothing's wrong,¶ and how I can make a woman truly happy." Recently a teacher, a garbage collector, and a lawyer wound up together at the Pearly
Gates. St. Peter informed them that in order to get into heaven, they would each have
The Lord replied, "You want two lanes or four on that bridge?" to answer one question.

c c cc St. Peter addressed the teacher and asked, ³What was the name of the ship that
crashed into the iceberg? They just made a movie about it.´ The teacher answered
Once upon a time there was a man who was peacefully driving down a windy road. quickly, ³That would be the Titanic.´ St. Peter let her through the gate.
Suddenly, a bunny skipped across the road and the man couldn't stop. He hit the
bunny head on. The man quickly jumped out of his car to check the scene. There, St. Peter turned to the garbage man and figuring heaven didn¶t REALLY need all the
lying lifeless in the middle of the road, was the Easter Bunny. odors this guy would bring with him, decided to make the question a little harder:
³How many people died on the ship?´ But the trash man had just seen the movie, too,
The man cried out, "Oh no! I have committed a terrible crime! I have run over the and he answered, ³about 1,500.´
Easter Bunny!"
³That¶s right! You may enter,´ said Peter.
The man started sobbing quite hard and then he heard another car approaching. It was
a woman in a red convertible. The woman stopped and asked what the problem Then St. Peter turned to the lawyer and said, ³Name them.´
was.The man explained, "I have done something horribly sad. I have run over the
Easter Bunny. Now there will be no one to deliver eggs on Easter, and it's all my .

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The woman ran back to her car. A moment later, she came back carrying a spray to take. All of a sudden he heard, "Jesus is watching you!" He didn't see anything in
bottle. She ran over to the motionless bunny and sprayed it. The bunny immediately the dark house, so he went on with what he was doing.
sprang up, ran into the woods, stopped, and waved back at the man and woman. Then
it ran another 10 feet, stopped, and waved. It then ran another 10 feet, stopped, and He heard, "Jesus is watching you!" again and then he really wondered who wassaying
waved again. It did this over and over and over again until the man and the woman that. He turned on the flashlight, scanned the room, and finally saw a parrot.
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Then, a fish out of a wall of water told Moses that he and his family heard the
"Did you say that?" asked the burgler. complaints of the people. Through their own gills, they could remove the salt from
the water and force it out of their mouths to become fresh water for the Israelites to
"Yes," replied the parrot. drink.

"By the way, what's your name?" the burgler inquired."Moses," answered the parrot. Moses accepted the fish's offer, but the fish and his family also had a demand: Their
descendants had to be always present at the seder meal since they had a part in the
"That's a strange name for a parrot. Who named you that?" Passover story.

"The same people who named their rotweiller Jesus!" Moses agreed to this and then said, "Go Filter, Fish!" To this day, this phrase remains
the name of the fish (gefilter) eaten at Passover.
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other. Since their schedules intertwined, they decided to go in together to buy a car. A minister stood in front of his congregation and announced, "I have good news and
After the purchase, they drove it home and parked it on the street between them. bad news. The good news is we have enough money to pay for our new building
program. The bad news is that it¶s still in your pockets.´
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"God doesn't believe in atheists."
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An elderly pastor was searching his closet for his collar before church one Sunday
He reappeared a moment later with a hacksaw, walked over to the back of the car and morning. In the back of the closet, he found a small box containing three eggs and
cut off two inches of the tailpipe. 100 $1 bills.

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Embarrassed, she admitted having hidden the box there for their entire 30 years of
how thirsty they were after walking so far. They were not able to drink from the walls marriage. Disappointed and hurt, the pastor asked her, "Why?" The wife replied that
of Red Sea water on either side since it was salt water. she hadn't wanted to hurt his feelings. He asked her how the box could have hurt his
feelings. She said that every time during their marriage that he had delivered a poor
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sermon, she had placed an egg in the box. A little boy opened the large old family Bible, and he looked with fascination at the
ancient pages as he turned them one by one.
The pastor felt that three poor sermons in 30 years was certainly nothing to feel bad
about, so he asked her what the $100 was for. He was still in Genesis when something fell out of the Bible. He picked it up and
looked at it closely. It was a very large old tree leaf that had been pressed between the
She replied, "Each time I got a dozen eggs, I sold them to the neighbors for $1." pages of the Bible long ago."Momma, look what I found!" the boy called out.

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At once, the ferocious attack scene froze in place, and as the atheist hung in mid-air, a With astonishment in his voice, the young boy answered, "I think it's Adam's
booming voice came down from the clouds, "I thought you didn't believe in Me!" underwear!"

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believe in the Loch Ness monster either!"
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Continuing the current trend of large-scale mergers and acquisitions, it was
Then God created man, and then they both rested. announced today at a press conference that Christmas and Hanukkah will merge. An
industry source said that the deal had been in the works about 1300 years. While
Then God created woman, and since then neither God nor man has ever rested. details were not available at press time, it is believed that the overhead cost of having
twelve days of Christmas and eight days of Hanukkah was becoming prohibitive for
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consistently high-quality service during the Fifteen Days of Chrismukah, as the new
Little Mary was at her first wedding and gaped at the entire ceremony. When it was holiday is being called.
over, she asked her mother, ³Why did the lady change her mind?´
Massive layoffs are expected, with lords a-leaping and maids a-milking being the
Her mother asked, ³What do you mean?´ hardest hit. As part of the conditions of the agreement, the letters on the dreidel,
currently in Hebrew, will be replaced by Latin, thus becoming unintelligible to a
"Well, she went down the aisle with one man and came back with another one.´ wider audience.

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believed that Jews will be allowed to use Santa Claus and his vast merchandising
resources for buying and delivering their gifts. 2. Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.

One of the sticking points holding up the agreement for at least three hundred years 3. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
was the question of whether Jewish children could leave milk and cookies for Santa
even after having eaten meat for dinner. A breakthrough came last year, when Oreos 4. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put
were finally declared to be Kosher. All sides appeared happy about this. back in your pocket.

Fortunately for all concerned, he said, Kwanzaa will help to maintain the competitive 5. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
balance. He then closed the press conference by leading all present in a rousing
rendition of "Oy Vey, All Ye Faithful." 6. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side, and
it holds the universe together.
7. There are two theories to arguing with a women - Neither one
Three Thanksgiving Jokes: works.

8. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are
ic Last Thanksgiving, I had my chance to do the traditional thing of shooting my
own turkey. Man, you should have seen the people scatter in the meat 9. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
10. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative
on the same night.

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³I'm thankful I didn't get caught,´ and refuse to say anything more.
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A cat dies and goes to Heaven. God meets him at the gate and says, "You have been a "Well, it's like, THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," replied God.
good cat all of these years. Anything you desire is yours, all you have to do is ask."
The Egyptians thought about it and then said, "No way, that would ruin our
The cats says, "Well, I lived all my life with a poor family on a farm and had to sleep weekends."
on hardwood floors."
So then God went to the Assyrians and asked them if they would like a
God says, "Say no more." And instantly, a fluffy pillow appears. commandment.

A few days later, 6 mice are killed in a tragic accident and they go to Heaven. God They also asked, "What's a commandment?"
meets them at the gate with the same offer that He made the cat. The mice said, "All
our lives we've had to run. Cats, dogs and even women with brooms have chased us. "Well," said God, "It's like, THOU SHALL NOT STEAL."
If we could only have a pair of roller skates, we wouldn't have to run anymore."
The Assyrians immediately replied, "No way. That would ruin our economy."
God says, "Say no more." And instantly, each mouse is fitted with a beautiful pair of
tiny roller skates. So finally God went to the Israelites and asked them if they wanted a commandment.

About a week later, God decides to check and see how the cat is doing. The cat is They asked, "How much?"
sound asleep on his new pillow. God gently wakes him and asks, "How are you
doing? Are you happy here?" God said, "They're free."

The cat yawns and stretches and says, "Oh, I've never been happier in my life. And The Israelites said, "Great! We'll take ten!"
those Meals on Wheels you've been sending over are the best!"
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would feel uncomfortable purchasing it. story of the children who mocked Elisha on his journey to Bethel. For once, he had
everyone's attention, as he described how the youngsters taunted the poor old prophet
The first nun replied that she would handle it without a problem. She picked up a six- and how they were punished: Two she-bears came out of the wild and ate 42 of
pack and took it to the cashier. The cashier was surprised, so the nun said, ³This is for them."And now, children," said the pastor, wondering whether he had gotten his point
washing our hair.´ across, ³what does this story show us?´

Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter and put a package of A little girl in the front raised her hand and said, "It shows how many children two
pretzel sticks in the bag with the beer. she-bears can hold."

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and place to the birth of Our Lord.
Sarah's grandson is playing in the water, while she is standing on the beach not
wanting to get her feet wet, when all of a sudden a huge wave appears from nowhere St. Dominic, seeing the Incarnation of the Word, is sent into ecstasy.
and crashes directly over the spot where the boy is in the ocean. The water recedes
and the boy is no longer there. He simply vanished. St. Francis, seeing God become a helpless child, is overcome with humility.

Sarah holds her hands to the sky and cries, "God, how could you? Have I not been a St. Ignatius of Loyola takes Mary and Joseph aside and asks, ³Have you given any
wonderful mother and grandmother? Have I not given to B¶nai Brith and Haddasah? thought to his education?´
Have I not tried my very best to live a life that you would be proud of?"
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Just then, another huge wave appears out of nowhere and crashes on the beach. As the
water recedes, the boy is standing there, smiling, splashing around as if nothing had Little Johnny's new baby brother was screaming up a storm.
Johnny asked his mom, ³Where¶d he come from?´
A loud voice booms from the sky, "I have returned your grandson. Are you
satisfied?" ³He came from heaven, Johnny.´

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Shabbat, there was religious school on Sundays, and on days off, something always Leo: Leos don't change light bulbs, although sometimes their agent will get a Virgo to
comes up. do the job for them while they're out.

But, amidst all the activity of the High Holidays, he got a very early tee time before Virgo: Approximately 1.0000000 with an error of +/- 1 millionth.
services on Yom Kippur.
A passing angel saw him and reported to the Lord. "I'll take care of him," was the
casual response, and the angel hurried back to the golf course to watch.On the next Tao: Stuff happens.
hole, the rabbi got a hole in one.
Catholicism: If stuff happens, you deserved it.
Baffled, the angel returned to question the Lord. "Weren't you going to punish him
for playing golf on Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar?" the angel Protestantism: Let stuff happen to somebody else.
asked. "He just got a hole in one!"
Judasim: Why does stuff always happen to us?
"I know," replied the Lord. "But who's he going to tell?"
Islam: Stuff happens according to the will of Allah.
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How many members of your horoscope sign does it take to change a light bulb?
Zen: What is the sound of stuff happening?
Part 1:
Hinduism: This stuff happened before.
Aries: Just one. You want to make something of it?
Mormonism: This stuff should multiply.
Taurus: One, but just "try" to convince them that the burned-out bulb is useless and
should be thrown away. Baha'i Faith: Stuff happens in a progressive manner.

Gemini: Two, but the job never gets done--they just keep arguing about who is Agnosticism: I'm not sure about this stuff.
supposed to do it and how it's supposed to be done.
Atheism: That stuff about the stuff is all just made up stuff.
Cancer: Just one. But it takes a therapist three years to help them through the grief
process. Jonestown: Forget about the stuff and just drink the Kool-Aid.
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Lot: If You Can¶t See Sodom, You¶re Too Close A rabbi, a Hindu and a lawyer were driving late at night in the country when their car
broke down. They set out to find help and came to a farmhouse. When they knocked
Methuselah: Be Kind to Senior Citizens at the door, the farmer explained that he had only two beds, and one of the three had
to sleep in the barn with the animals. The three quickly agreed.
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An elderly priest was speaking to a younger priest. "You had a good idea to replace minutes after the rabbi left, there was a knock on the bedroom door. The rabbi entered
the first four pews with plush bucket theatre seats. It worked like a charm! The front exclaiming, "I can't sleep in the barn; there is a pig in there. It's against my religion to
of the church always fills first now." sleep in the same room with a pig!"

As the young priest nodded, the old priest continued, ³You also told me to assign a The Hindu said HE would sleep in the barn, as he had no religious problem with pigs.
little more beat to the music because it would bring young people back to church. So, However, about five minutes later, the Hindu burst through the bedroom door saying,
I supported you when you bought in that rock µn¶ roll Gospel choir. Now, our services "There's a COW in the barn! I can't sleep in the same room as a cow! It's against my
are consistently packed.³ religion!" The lawyer, anxious to get to sleep, said he'd go to the barn, as he had no
problem sleeping with animals.
"Thank you, Father," answered the young priest. "I am pleased that you are open to
the new ideas of youth." In two minutes, the bedroom door burst open and the pig and the cow entered...

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Bible?" "This baked ham is really good,´ said the priest. ³You really ought to break down and
try some.´
Susie said, "King Solomon."
"I will, I will,´ replies the rabbi, smiling, ³at your wedding.´
"Can you tell us why?"
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"What do you mean?"
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Marx said capital is everything.
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shot at the same time and the buck dropped immediately. The hunting party rushed to
see how big it actually was. Upon reaching the fallen deer, they found out that it was Chuckling, God remarked, "Are you kidding? Two thousand years ago I went there,
dead but had only one bullet hole. had an affair with some nice Jewish girl, and they're STILL talking about it!"

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He said with much confidence, "The pastor shot the buck!" The friends were amazed
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A student went to his meditation teacher and said, "My meditation is horrible! I feel ³Of course,´ the groom said. ³But I have unbelievably smelly feet²and I¶m afraid
so distracted, or my legs ache, or I'm constantly falling asleep. It's just horrible!" my fiancée won¶t be able to stand them.´

"It will pass," the teacher said matter-of-factly. A week later, the student came back to ³Oh, is that all?´ the pastor replied. ³Look, all you need to do is wash your feet twice
his teacher. "My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It's a day and wear socks all the time.´
just wonderful!"
The groom thought it over and decided it just might work.
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Meanwhile, the nervous bride had privately approached the minister¶s wife. ³I¶m so "Well,´ the man started, ³I used some horrible language this week, and I feel
worried,´ she sobbed. ³I have really bad breath when I wake up each day!´ absolutely terrible.´

³Oh, dear,´ the pastor¶s wife replied,´ everyone has bad breath in the morning. Don¶t "When did you use this awful language?´ asked the priest.
worry about it.´
"I was golfing and hit an incredible drive that looked like it was going to go over 250
³No, you don¶t understand,´ the bride implored. ³My morning breath is so awful, my yards, but it struck a power line that was hanging over the fairway and fell straight
fiancé won¶t even want to be near me!´ down to the ground after going only about a hundred yards.´

³Well, I have an idea,´ the pastor¶s wife said soothingly. ³Set your alarm just a few "Is that when you swore?´
minutes before your husband wakes up. Run to the bathroom, brush your teeth, and
gargle with mouthwash before he gets out of bed. The key is not to say anything until "No, Father. After that, a squirrel ran out of the bushes and grabbed my ball in his
you¶ve taken care of your breath.´ mouth and began to run away.´

The bride thought it over and decided it just might work. "Is that when you swore?´

In time, a beautiful wedding was held and the bride and groom enjoyed the day "Well, no. You see, as the squirrel was running, an eagle came down out of the sky,
without once worrying about their secret problems. For several months they managed grabbed the squirrel in his talons, and flew away!´
to keep their issues to themselves.
"Is   when you swore?´ asked the amazed priest.
They one morning, the husband awoke before dawn to find that one of his socks had
come off in the night. Frantic, he searched the bed, afraid of what might happen if he "No, not yet. As the eagle carried the squirrel away in his claws, it flew toward the
didn¶t find his sock soon. His bride woke with a start, and, without thinking, blurted green. And as it passed over a bit of forest near the green, the squirrel dropped my
out, ³What in the world are you doing?´ ball.´

³Oh, dear!´ the young man wailed. ³You swallowed my sock!´ "Did you swear then?´


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off a big rock, and rolled through a sand trap onto the green and stopped within six
A man went to the confessional. ³Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.´ inches of the hole.´

"What is your sin, my son?´ the priest asked. The priest signed, ³You missed the putt, didn't you?´
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Every time someone predicts the date of the end of the world, God pushes the date "My neighbors claim that I've violated the neighborhood zoning laws by building the
back a little just to be funny. ark in my yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the
Development Appeal Board for a decision."
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Q: Have you heard the new Jews for Jesus prayer? costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for
the ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they
A: Oy vey, Maria! would hear nothing of it."

"Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order
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to save the spotted owl."
And lo, in the year 2008, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in the United
"I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls, but
States, and said:
no go!"
"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of
all flesh before me."
"When I started gathering the animals, an animal rights group sued me. They insisted
that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations
"Build another Ark and save two of every living thing along with a few good
were too restrictive, and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a
confined space."
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, "You have 6 months to build the ark before I
"Then the EPA ruled that I couldn't build the ark until they'd conducted an
will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
environmental impact study on your proposed flood."
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard, but there
"I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how
was no ark.
many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew."
"Noah! I'm about to start the rain! Where is the ark?"
"Immigration and Naturalization are checking the green-card status of most of the
people who want to work."
"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed."
"The trades unions say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only Union
"I needed a building permit."
workers with ark-building experience.
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Walking by, a minister saw his 5-year-old son and playmates find a dead robin.
"To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the
country illegally with endangered species." Feeling that proper burial should be performed, the children had secured a small box
and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
"So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark."
The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous
Suddenly, the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: "Glory be unto
the sky. the Faaaather, and unto the Sonnn... and into the hole he gooooes."

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During one of his many trips to London, George Burns became friends with a very
"No," said the Lord. "The government beat me to it." wealthy, yet very modest, Jewish chap named Hyman Goldfarb. On one visit, Hy told
George that because of his large donations to charities through the years, the queen
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Jesus was in the town square as a mob was bringing in an adultress to be stoned. "That's a great honor," George said. "Why would you turn it down?""Because during
When he realized what was about to happen, he called out in his Son of God voice, the ceremony you have to say something in Latin," he said. "And I don't wish to
"LET HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE!" bother studying Latin just for that."

Well, this kind of put a damper on the party; people started looking guilty and "So say something in Hebrew. The queen wouldn't know the difference."
dropped their stones.
"Brilliant," Hy complimented me, "but what should I say?"
Suddenly a baseball-sized stone came whistling in from the edge of the crowd,
striking the adultress square in the forehead, shattering her skull, and dropping her "Remember that question the son asks the father on the first night of Passover? ...
dead. 'Why is this night different from all other nights?' Can you say that in Hebrew?"

Jesus, rising to his toes, looked in the direction of the thrower and called out, "Nice "Of course," he said. "Ma nishtana ha leila hazeh. Thank you, old sport, I shall
arm, Mom." become a knight."

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the queen. Finally they called his name. He knelt before Her Majesty, she placed her
sword on one shoulder and then on the other, and motioned for Hy to speak.
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Out came "Ma nishtana ha leila hazeh." begins to threaten all manner of private homes, including that of the local Rabbi.

The queen turned to her husband and said, "Why is this knight different from all other With water coming into the ground floor, a rowboat with police comes by, and the
knights?" officer shouts, "Rabbi, let us evacuate you! The water level is getting dangerous."

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and I am confident he will deliver me." Three hours go by, and the rains intensify, at
Two men are waiting at the gates of heaven and strike up a conversation. which point the Rabbi has been forced up to the second floor of his house.A second
police rowboat comes by, and the officer shouts, "Rabbi, let us evacuate you! The
"How'd you die?" the first man asks the second. water level is getting dangerous."

"I froze to death," says the second. The Rabbi replies, "No thank you, I am a righteous man, who trusts in the Almighty,
and I am confident he will deliver me."
"That's awful," says the first man. "How does it feel to freeze to death?"
The rain does not stop, and the Rabbi is forced up onto the roof of his house. A
"It's very uncomfortable at first," says the second man. "You get the shakes, and you helicopter flies over, and the officer shouts down, "Rabbi, grab the rope and we'll pull
get pains in all your fingers and toes. But eventually, it's a very calm way to go. You you up! You're in terrible danger!"
get numb and you kind of drift off, as if you're sleeping. How about you, how did you
die?" The Rabbi replies, "No thank you, I am a righteous man, who trusts in the Almighty,
and I am confident he will deliver me."
"I had a heart attack," says the first man. "You see, I knew my wife was cheating on The deluge continues, and the Rabbi is swept off the roof, carried away in the current
me, so one day I showed up at home unexpectedly but found her alone watching and drowns. He goes up to heaven, and at the Pearly Gates he is admitted, and comes
television. I ran around the house looking for her lover but could find no one. As I ran before the Divine Presence.
up the stairs to the attic, I had a massive heart attack and died."
The Rabbi asks, "Dear Lord, I don't understand. I've been a righteous observant
The second man shakes his head. "That's so ironic," he says. person my whole life, and depended on you to save me in my hour of need. Where
were you?"
"What do you mean?" asks the first man.
And the Lord answered, "I sent two boats and a helicopter, what more do you want?"
"If you had only stopped to look in the freezer, we'd both still be alive."
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that was a good sermon.´ lust, they yelled again, "PREACH IT, REVEREND!"

The priest replied, ³Oh, I have to give the credit to the Holy Spirit.´ And when the preacher condemned the sin of lying, they jumped to their feet and
³It wasn¶t THAT good!´ she said.
But when the preacher condemned the sin of gossip, the two got very quiet. One
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Two elderly, excited Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of a
church listening to a fiery preacher. ! 0 - Inability to remember one's lines at one's Bar or Bat mitzvah.

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face and collar after kissing all one's aunts and cousins at a reception. California. She was nervous about the bathroom facilities and decided to write a letter
to the campground owner. But as she was writing, she couldn't bring herself to write
! c  2 2 - A rock 'n roll band from Brooklyn. ³toilet.´ After much thought, the widow settled on "bathroom commode,´ but when
she wrote the word, it still sounded too coarse. Instead, she referred to the bathroom
00 - - Indigestion from eating Israeli street food. commode as "BC´ after the first page of the letter: "Does the cabin where I will be
staying have its own BC? If not, where is the BC located?"
120! (0 - To transport other kids in your car besides yours.
In the process of filing, the campground owner lost the first page of the letter.
4+ 4 %0 ! - What one says when the cream cheese squeezes out of the bagel Without noticing, he left the remainder of the letter on the desk of his staff manager
and falls on your clean pants. who found the letter and was baffled by the acronym. When he asked his wife what
BC meant, she remembered the widow¶s husband was once a famous Baptist
.0  - A traditional form of self-defense based on talking one's way out of a tight preacher. "Oh, of course!´ exclaimed the staff member. ³BC stands for 'Baptist
spot. Church!'" He immediately wrote a response to the widow¶s letter:

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Why are there are no Unitarians in Heaven? I apologize for the delay in answering your letter, but I have the pleasure of informing
you that the BC is located nine miles north of the campground and is capable of
Because they heard there was a choice between going to Heaven or a discussion seating 250 people at one time. I admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the
group about the existence of Heaven. habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great
number of people take their lunches along and make a day of it. They usually arrive
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"I've been racking my brains, but I can't place you,´ one man said to another at a The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to
gathering. ³And you look very much like somebody I have seen a lot²somebody I stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that right now
don't like, but I can't tell you why. Isn't that strange?´ there is a fundraiser planned to buy more seats for the basement of the BC.
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I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but the parrot could pray. Wagers were made on whether the parrot could speak Yiddish
it is surely no lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an or not.
effort, particularly in cold weather.
All eyes were on the two of them during services. The parrot was still perched on
If you decide to come down to our campground, perhaps I could go with you the first Meyer's shoulder as one prayer and song passed...but the parrot didn¶t say a word.
time, sit with you, and introduce you to all the folks. Remember, this is a friendly Annoyed, Meyer said "Pray, parrot! You can it now while everybody's
community." looking at you!" The parrot said nothing.

Best wishes, After services were over, Meyer realized he owed the synagogue over four thousand
Ethan Smith dollars. He marched home, saying nothing. Finally, several blocks from the temple,
Campground Manager the bird began to sing an old Yiddish song.

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thousand dollars today. Why? After I taught you the morning prayers, taught you to
Meyer, a lonely widower, was walking home one day. He was wishing something read Hebrew and the Torah. And, after you begged me to bring you to a synagogue on
wonderful would happen to his life when he passed a pet store and heard a squawking Rosh Hashanah...Why did you do this to me?"
voice shouting out in Yiddish: "Quawwwwk...vus macht du...!"
"Don't be an idiot," the parrot replied. "Think of the odds we'll get on Yom Kippur!"
Meyer rubbed his eyes and ears. He couldn't believe it! Meyer stood in front of an
African Grey that cocked his little head and said: "Vus? Kenst reddin Yiddish?" .

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In a matter of moments, Meyer purchased the bird and carried the parrot home. All A Sunday school teacher of pre-schoolers was concerned that his students might be a
night long he talked with the Yiddish. The parrot listened while sharing little confused about Jesus Christ. He wanted to make sure they understood that the
some walnuts. birth of Jesus occurred a long time ago, that he grew up, etc. So he asked his class,
The next morning, Meyer began saying his prayers. The parrot wanted to pray, too. "Where is Jesus today?"Steven raised his hand and said, "He's in heaven!"
Meyer hand made a miniature yamulke for the parrot. The parrot also wanted to read
Hebrew, so Meyer spent months teaching him the Torah. Mary was called on and answered, "He's in my heart!"

On Rosh Hashanah, Meyer rose, got dressed, and was about to leave when the parrot Little Johnny, waving his hand furiously, blurted out, "I know! I know! He's in our
demanded to go with him. Meyer explained that a synagogue was not a place for a bathroom!"
bird, but the parrot pleaded and was carried to the synagogue on Meyer's shoulder.
Meyer was questioned by everyone, including the rabbi. At first, the rabbi refused to The whole class got very quiet, looked at the teacher, and waited for a response. The
allow a bird into the building on the High Holy Days, but Meyer convinced him that teacher was completely at a loss for a few very long seconds. He finally gathered his
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wits and asked Little Johnny how he knew this. worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.

Little Johnny replied, "Well, every morning my father gets up, bangs on the bathroom The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a conflict.
door, and yells: 'Jesus Christ, are you still in there?'"
The Lutheran men's group will meet at 6 pm. Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans,
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A strained voice called out through the darkened theater, "Please, is there a doctor in Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10. All ladies are invited to
the house?!" lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.

Several men stood up as the lights came on. This afternoon, there will be a meeting in the south and north ends of the church.
Children will be baptized at both ends.
An older lady pulled her daughter to stand next to her, "Good, are any of you doctors
single and interested in a date with a nice, Jewish girl?" Tuesday at 4:00 pm there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will
please come early.
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Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary
Lord, walk beside me with your arm on my shoulder and your hand over my mouth. Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their

electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
A Mormon acquaintance once pushed Mark Twain into an argument on the issue of
Due to weather conditions, there will not be any ³Women Worth Watching´ this
polygamy. After long and tedious expositions justifying the practice, the Mormon
demanded that Twain cite any passage of scripture expressly forbidding polygamy.
The church is glad to have with us today as our guest minister the Rev. Shirley Green,
"Nothing easier," Twain replied. "No man can serve two masters."
who has Mrs. Green with him. After the service, we request that all remain in the
sanctuary for the Hanging of the Greens.
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Don't miss this Saturday's exhibit by Christian Martian Arts.
Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the recreation hall.
Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not
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The Wednesday night church service coincided with the last day of hunting season. across. But time is too short.´
During the service, our pastor asked who had bagged a deer. No one raised a hand.
Public relations officer: ³I don¶t have a solution, but I can promise you this: If you
Puzzled, the pastor said, ³I don't get it. Last week many of you said you wouldn't be can find a way out of here, I¶ll get you two or three pages in the Old Testament!´
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God, grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and then He rested.
to run into the ones that I do like, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Then God created man, and then they both rested.
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A young woman came home and told her mom that her steady boyfriend had
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didn't believe in Heaven or Hell. "Marry him anyway, honey. Between the two of us,
we'll show him just how very wrong he is." "Know Sin. No God. Know God. No Sin."

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"What if the Hokey Pokey really R what it's all about?" An overweight business associate of mine decided it was time to shed some excess
pounds. He took his new diet seriously, even changing his driving route to avoid his
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cake. We all scolded him, but his smile remained cherubic.
Moses: ³How are we going to get across the sea? The Egyptians are close behind us!´
"This is a very special coffee cake,´ he explained. ³I accidentally drove by the bakery
General of the army: ³Normally, I¶d recommend that we build our own bridge to this morning, and there in the window was a host of goodies. I felt this was no
carry us across. But there¶s not enough time for that.´ accident, so I prayed, µLord, if you want me to have one of those delicious coffee
cakes, let me have a parking place directly in front of the bakery. And sure enough,´
Admiral of the navy: ³Normally, I¶d recommend that we build barges to carry us he continued, ³the eighth time around the block, there it was!´
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Calvinists believe the game is fixed. A woman went to the beach with her children. Her 4-year-old son ran up to her,
grabbed her hand, and led her to the shore where a dead seagull lay in the sand.
Lutherans believe they can't win, but trust the Scorekeeper.
"Mommy, what happened to him?" the little boy asked.
Quakers won't swing.
"He died and went to heaven," she replied.
Unitarians can catch anything.
The child thought for a moment and said, "And God threw him back down?"
Amish walk a lot.
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Pagans sacrifice.
:5 Why are Jewish men with pierced ears well prepared for marriage?
Jehovah's Witnesses are thrown out often.
5 Because they¶ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
Televangelists get caught stealing.
Episcopalians pass the plate.
:9 What do you call a dead atheist?
Evangelicals make effective pitches.
9 Someone all dressed up with nowhere to go!
Fundamentalists balk.
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Adventists have a seventh-inning stretch.
On the sixth day, God created the platypus. And God said: Let's see the evolutionists
Atheists refuse to have an Umpire.
try and figure this one out.
Baptists want to play hardball.
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A little girl was in church with her mother when she started feeling ill. "Mommy,"
The Pope claims never to have committed an error. she said, "can we leave now?"
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"Well, I think I have to throw up!" exclaimed the girl. A student was asked if he knew what Roe v. Wade was about. He answered that he
thought it was the decision George Washington had to make when he decided to cross
"Then go out the front door and around to the back of the church and throw up behind the Delaware.
a bush," said her mother.

After about sixty seconds, the little girl returned to her seat. "Did you throw up?" her
mother asked. A minister who was very fond of pure, hot horseradish always kept a bottle of it on
his dining room table. Once, at dinner, he offered some to a guest, who took a big
"Yes," the little girl replied. spoonful.The guest let out a huge gasp. When he was finally able to speak, he choked
out, "I've heard many ministers preach hellfire, but you are the first one I've met who
"How could you have gone all the way to the back of the church and returned so passes out a sample of it."
quickly?" her mother asked.
"I didn't have to go out of the church, Mommy. They have a box next to the front
door that says, 'For the Sick.'"
After the birth of their child, an Episcopal priest, wearing his clerical collar, visited
his wife in the hospital. He greeted her with a hug and a kiss, and gave her another
cc hug and kiss when he left. Later, the wife's roommate commented, ³Your pastor is
sure friendlier than mine.´
Three Jewish mothers are sitting on a bench talking about how much their sons love
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Sadie says, "You know the Chagall painting hanging in my living room? My son,
Arnold, bought that for me for my 75th birthday. What a good boy he is; he loves his
A: Three. One to change the lightbulb, one NOT to change the lightbulb, and one to
neither change nor not change the lightbulb.
Minnie says,"You call that love? You know the Mercedes I just got for Mother's Day?
Shirley says "That's nothing. You know my son Stanley? He's in analysis with a A: Eight. One to call the electrician, and seven to say how much they liked the old
psychoanalyst in Harley Street. Five session a week. And what does he talk about?
one better.
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HOW MANY UNITARIANS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB? David, a Jewish boy, and Ali, a Muslim boy, are having a conversation.

A: The Unitarians wish to issue the following statement: Ali: I'm getting operated on tomorrow.
"We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a
lightbulb; however, if in your own journey you have found that lightbulbs work for David: Oh? What are they going to do?
you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about
your personal relationship with your lightbulb, and present it next month at our Ali: Circumcise me!
annual lightbulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of lightbulb
traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all of David: I had that done when I was just a few days old.
which are equally valid paths to luminescence."
Ali: Did it hurt?
David: I couldn't walk for a year!
A: Ten. One to change the bulb and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.
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A guy gets a new dog, a nice Jewish dog. He names the dog Einstein and trains
A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding. Einstein to do a couple of tricks. He can't wait to show Einstein off to his neighbor. A
few weeks later when the neighbor finally comes over, the guy calls Einstein into the
³But, Officer,´ the man protested, ³I can explain.´ house, bragging about how smart he is.

³Be quiet,´ ordered the officer. ³You can sit in jail until the chief gets back.´ The dog quickly comes running and stands looking up at his master, tail wagging
excitedly, mouth open, tongue hanging out, eyes bright with anticipation. The guy
³But, sir, I just wanted to say²³ points to the newspaper on the couch and commands "Fetch!"Immediately, the dog
climbs onto the couch and sits, his tail wagging furiously. Then all of a sudden, he
³I told you to stay quiet! You¶re going to jail!´ stops. His doggie smile disappears. He starts to frown and puts on a sour face.
Looking up at his master, he whines, "You think this is easy, wagging my tail all the
A couple of hours later the officer checked in on the man and said, ³You¶re lucky that time? Oy vey ... And you think it's easy eating that junk that you call designer dog
the chief is at his daughter¶s wedding. He¶ll be in a great mood when he gets back.´ food? Forget it ... it's too salty and it gives me gas. It's disgusting I tell you!"

³I doubt that,´ answered the prisoner. ³I¶m the groom.´ The neighbor is absolutely amazed ... stunned. In astonishment, he says, "I can't
believe it. Einstein can speak. Your dog actually talks. You asked him to fetch the
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"I know, I know," says the dog owner. "He's not yet fully trained. He thought I said love our church.´
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God noticed that Adam was lonely. He said to him "Adam, I am going to give you the
A Jewish gentleman stood before a delicatessen display counter and pointed to a tray. perfect companion. She'll cook and clean and listen, she's perfect."
"I'll have a pound of that salmon," he said.
Adam replied, "What will she cost me?"
"That's not salmon," the clerk said. "It's ham."
God said, "An arm and a leg."
"Mister," the customer snapped, "in case nobody ever told you, you got a big mouth!"
Shocked, Adam said, "Well, what can I get for a rib?"
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Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited - until you try to sit in their pews.
Nine year old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned at Sunday school.
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers.
"Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one. mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close. "When he got to the Red Sea, he had his engineers build a pontoon bridge and all the
people walked across safely.
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.
"Then he used his walkie-talkie to radio headquarters for reinforcements. They sent
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Q. What did the cannibal say when he came upon a sleeping missionary. "Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked.

A. "Ah! Breakfast in bed." "Well, no. But if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"

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