September 20, 2006


A droll Catholic lightbulb joke:

During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are gathered in a church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and all the lights go out. The Benedictines continue praying from memory, without missing a beat. The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers. The Franciscans compose a song of praise for God's gift of darkness. The Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the transmission of divine knowledge. The Carmelites fall into silence and slow, steady breathing. The parish priest, who is hosting the others, goes to the basement and replaces the fuse.

Although my favorite religious joke of all time remains this one about Episcopalians:

Jesus said to them, "Who do you say that I am?"

They replied, "You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the kerygma of which we find the ultimate meaning in our interpersonal relationships."

And Jesus said, "What?"

Posted by Robert at September 20, 2006 12:12 PM | TrackBack

The parish priest, while in the basement, probably ran into some Lutherans trying to figure out why the coffeepot wouldn't work .... ;-)

Posted by: keysunset at September 21, 2006 07:30 AM