Classic joke about denominationalism


#1

Mark Twain was once quoted as saying:

Humor is the good natured side of a truth.

That’s kinda what I thought of when I first heard this joke by Emo Philips. Here’s the short version:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!”
He said, “Nobody loves me.”
I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?”
He said, “Yes.”
I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?”
He said, “A Christian.”
I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?”
He said, “Protestant.”
I said, “Me, too! What franchise?”
He said, “Baptist.”
I said, “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?”
He said, “Northern Baptist.”
I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”
He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist.”
I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?”
He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region.”
I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?”
He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.”
I said, “Die, heretic!” And I pushed him over.


#2

Ha! An oldie but a goodie! You’re right - it’s funny because it’s true. :frowning:


#3

Weird but when I saw this topic, that is the first joke I thought of! Truly amazing!


#4

:joy: Ha! That’s pretty funny. The best jokes always have a kernel of truth.


#5

Never heard it before. Must be a baptist joke. :relaxed: