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Adam's "Pope Joke"

(approximately as told at Jeff's housewarming)

The Jews and the Catholics are having a debate about religion and decide that they can each send one representative to prove that their side is right. The only rule is that words are not allowed.

They each decide on their representative. The Vatican decides to send their best - the pope - while the Jews pick one of their best rabbis to represent them. As a sign of respect the Jews allow the debate to be held at the local cathedral. The time for the debate comes and the rabbi walks into the cathedral and up to the pope. The pope waves his hand towards the sky. The rabbi responds by slamming his fist into his palm. The pope holds up three fingers. The rabbi responds by holding up his middle finger. The pope then pulls out bread and wine. The rabbi then reaches into a bag and pulls out two fish. At this point the pope holds up his hands and walks away.

After the debate the pope heads back to the Vatican to talk it over with the other cardinals. "Man, those Jews have it all figured out. First I said to him, 'God is everywhere,' and he responded, 'God is right here.' I was taken aback, so I held up three fingers representing the Holy Trinity, and he responded, 'We all worship the same one God.' I didn't know what to do so I showed him bread and wine representing the sacrifice of Jesus, and he responded with two fish, representing that Jesus provides.

The Rabbi headed back to the synagogue to tell the others his version what had happened. "Man, you wouldn't believe those Catholics. The moment I walked in this guy with a weird hat gestures at me 'No Jews Allowed.' I said 'I'm staying right here.' Then he said, 'You have three minutes.' I said, 'fuck you.' Then he pulled out his lunch, so I showed him mine."

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