A Funny For Friday to Lighten Your Day
Perhaps there has never been a time when there are so many quirky beliefs “loose” in the world as there is in the 21st century. Not only are there tons of weird religious groups, there are a myriad number of strange opinions held by individuals that make no sense to anyone other than the person lost within their own mind’s meanderings. When that is the case, much is passed off as a person being a “good man or a good woman” when they are truly spiritual illiterates and lost. Here is a “humorous” look at that kind of tragic oxymoron.
Theological belief is sometimes a murky matter. A young man was a candidate for ordination as a minister was asked, “What part of the Bible do you like best?”
He said: “I like the New Testament best.”
Then he was asked, “What Book in the New Testament is your favorite?”
He answered, “The Book of the Parables, Sir.”
They then asked him to relate one of the parables to the committee. And a bit uncertain, he began… “Once upon a time a man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves; and the thorns grew up and choked the man. And he went on and met the Queen of Sheba, and she gave that man, Sir, a thousand talents of silver, and a hundred changes of raiment.
And he got in his chariot and drove furiously and, as he was driving along under a big tree, his hair got caught in a limb and left him hanging here! And he hung there many days and many nights. The ravens brought him food to eat and water to drink.
And one night while he was hanging there asleep, his wife Delilah came along and cut off his hair, and he fell on stony ground. And it began to rain, and rained forty days and forty nights. And he hid himself in a cave.
Later he went on and met a man who said, ‘Come in and take supper with me.’ But he said, ‘I can’t come in, for I have married a wife.’ And the man went out into the highways and hedges and compelled him to come in!
He then came to Jerusalem, and saw Queen Jezebel sitting high and lifted up in a window of the wall. When she saw him she laughed, and he said, ‘Throw her down out of there,’ and they threw her down. And he said ‘Throw her down again,’ and they threw her down seventy-times-seven. And the fragments which they picked up filled twelve baskets full! NOW, whose wife will she be in the day of the Judgment?”
The Chairman of the Ordination Committee then said, “I know this man is very young to be ordained, but you cannot say that he does not know his Bible!” They ordained him! (Copied).