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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. okie

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    CAROUSING

    Father Joseph went up to Father Fred one
    afternoon and said, "I am SICK of all this clean
    living. Tonight let's you and me go out and party.
    We'll carouse, drink, whatever we want."

    Fred was shocked. "Are you crazy? This is a small
    town and everyone knows us. Besides, even if
    they didn't, they would see our clothes and know
    we were priests."

    Joe was ready for this. "Don't be silly. We won't
    stay in town, we'll go into the city where nobody
    knows us, and we'll dress just like anyone else."

    In the end, he managed to persuade Fred, and they
    went out that night and partied like professionals.
    When they got back home at 5:00 AM, Fred's face
    became pale. "I just thought of something," he

    said. "We have to confess this."

    Again, Joe was ready. "Relax, I told you, I thought
    this all out in advance. Tomorrow, you go into
    church and into the confessional. I will come in my
    regular clothes and confess, and you absolve me.

    Then I go put on my garments, you come in and
    confess, and I'll absolve you."
    Fred was amazed at Joe's brilliance. And so,
    Joseph went in later that morning and said,

    "Father forgive me, for I have sinned. My friend
    and I, we're both young men, and last night we
    went out and caroused. We became drunk, had
    carnal knowledge of prostitutes, used foul
    language, danced to wicked music."

    Fred answered, "God is patient and forgiving, and
    thus shall I be. Do 5 'Our Father's' and 5 'Hail
    Mary's' and you will be absolved of your sin."

    A while later, their places were reversed as Fred
    came in and confessed everything in detail.
    There
    was a short pause, and Joseph answered, "I don't
    believe this. And you DARE to call yourself a
    priest? You will do 500 "Our Father's," 500 "Hail
    Mary's," donate all your money for the next month
    to the church, and go around the church 500 times
    on your knees praying for God's forgiveness. Then
    come back and we'll discuss absolution, but I
    make no guarantees."

    "WHAT?!" Father Fred was shocked. "What about
    our agreement??"

    Joe replied, "Hey, what I do on my time off is one
    thing, but I take my job seriously."