Monday, February 14, 2011

Modified Version of Reagan's Joke.

I'm rewriting a joke that Ronald Reagan used to tell to make it more ecumenical. This joke actually tests ecumenical tolerance among orthodox Christians. If you find it funny, you are tolerant (as Reagan was). If the joke offends you, then you aren't tolerant, ecumenically.

As originally told by Reagan, it was between Cardinals and the Pope. In my version, Billy Graham makes a conference call with the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and head of the Orthodox Church. Billy says, "guys, I have good news and bad news. First, the good news: Jesus has returned." The others, shocked, say, "that's fantastic, what bad news could there possibly be?" To which Billy responds, "He made His return in Salt Lake City."

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