|There was a Pope who was greatly loved by all of his followers, a man wholed
with gentleness, faith and wisdom. His passing was grieved by the entire
world, Catholic or not.
As the Pope approached the gates of heaven, it was Saint Peter who greeted him
in 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 may pass through the gates without delay and are granted free
access to all parts of heaven."
"You are also granted an open door policy and may at your own discretion meet
with any heavenly leader, including the Father without prior appointment."
"Is there anything which your holiness desires?"
"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 transcripts which recorded the actual conversations
between God and the prophets of old? I would love to see what was actually
said, with-out the dimming of memories over time."
Saint Peter immediately ushered the Pope to the heavenly library and explained
how to retrieve the various documents. The Pope was thrilled and settled
down to review the history of man's relationship with God.
Two years later a scream of anguish pierced the stacks of the library.
Immediately several of the Saints and Angels came running. There they found
the Pope pointing to a single word on a parchment, repeating over and over,
"There's an 'R', there's an 'R' -- it's celibRate!"
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Little Boy's Extortion
A married woman is having an affair. Whenever her lover comes over,
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