religious misunderstanding
Posted by shanika on October 10, 192001 at 16:47:57

About a century or two ago, the Pope decided that all the Jews had to leave Rome. Naturally there was a big uproar from the Jewish community. So the Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate with a member of the Jewish community. If the Jew won, the Jews could stay. If the Pope won, the Jews would leave.

The Jews realized that they had no choice. So they picked a middle aged man named Moishe to represent them. Moishe asked for one addition to the debate. To make it more interesting, neither side would be allowed to talk. The Pope agreed. The day of the great debate came. Moishe and the Pope sat opposite each other
for a full minute before the Pope waved his fingers in a circle around his head. Moishe pointed to the ground where he sat. The Pope pulled out a wafer and a glass of wine. Moishe pulled out an apple. The Pope raised his hands and showed three fingers. Then Moishe immediately raised his hand and pointed one finger.
stood up and said, "I give up. This man is too good. The Jews can stay."

An hour later, the cardinals were all around the Pope asking him what had happened. The Pope said, "First I waved my fingers in a circle around my head to show him that I wasn't an ordinary man, but a saint. He responded by pointing to the ground, representing that God was there for everyone, whether good or bad. I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us from our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of
original sin. Then I raised my hand and pointed three fingers to represent Trinity. Then he raised his hand and pointed one finger to represent there was only one god common to both religions. He had an answer for everything. What could I do?"

Meanwhile, the Jewish community had crowded around Moishe. "What
happened?" they asked. "Well," said Moishe, first he insulted my religious hat I was wearing by making a circle around his head with his fingers!..Then I pointed to the ground to show that he'd be burnt in hell for that aweful sin!!..Then he took out his lunch and started eating to show how rich he was and that he
was in heaven. I took out an apple and showed him of the original sin that they committed.
"Yes, yes,.. and then???" asked the crowd.
"I don't know," said Moishe, "He got pissed off and pointed three fingers at me to that he'll stuff a fork up my rear if I don't leave right now".
"Then I raised my hand and pointed my middle finger and told him simply to **** off!!"

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