In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
How Stuff Used to Be Settled

True Story

Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all the Jews had to convert or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal. He would have a religious debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in Italy, if the Pope won, they would have to leave.

The Jewish people met and picked an aged, but wise Rabbi Moishe to represent them in the debate. However, as Moishe spoke no Italian, and the Pope spoke no Yiddish, they all agreed that it would be a "silent" debate.

On the chosen day, the Pope and Rabbi Moishe sat opposite each other for a full minute before the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.

Rabbi Moishe looked back and raised one finger.

Next, the Pope waved his finger around his head.

Rabbi Moishe pointed to the ground where he sat.

The Pope then brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine.

Rabbi Moishe pulled out an apple.

With that, the Pope stood up and declared that he was beaten, that Rabbi Moishe was too clever, and that the Jews could stay.

Later, the Cardinals met with the Pope, asking what had happened. The Pope said, "First, I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. He responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there is still only one God common to both our beliefs. Then, I waved my finger to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here with us. I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us of all our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of the original sin. He had me beaten and I could not continue."

Meanwhile the Jewish community was gathered around Rabbi Moishe "How did you win the debate?" they asked.

"I haven't a clue," said Moishe. "First he said to me that we had three days to get out of Italy, so I gave him the finger. Then he tells me that the whole country would be cleared of Jews and I said to him, we're staying right here."

"And then what?" asked a woman.

"Who knows?" said Moishe, "He took out his lunch, so I took out mine."

7 comments:

Soros' Proxy said...

I so enjoyed this joke. There should be so much more made of humor in these times.

an average patriot said...

That was funny! I won't get serious and wreck that. I just wanted to try once more and ensure you get this!
an average patriot said...
littleBill
Yes it worked! I just told Vigilante that I responded plus wrote an email plus commented on your site in hopes of getting through to you guys.
As I just told him, I would love to swap links but he is going to have to tell me how to do it. My specialty is political analysis definitely not computers. this is all still new to me.
I'm glad you liked the post. Wait till you see the movie. Get comfortable first. It's an hour and a half. You won't be able to pull yourself away and it will piss you off.
Many of us knew we were being lied to about everything but this is the first time it has ever been spelled out, documented, and put in its full context.
I just hope we can still burn these bastards for lying to us thru and thru. This is only leading up to 9/11 and the coverup. This will piss you off. Pass it around and let me know what you think.

an average patriot said...

an average patriot said...
Hi Littlebill
This story is verified by the movie! I just noticed your commrnt yesterday, sorry! That Bastard uses it as often as possible and only for political gain. Fighting terrorism is only his excuse to prosecute his middle east and world order. Think about it!
Mideast leaders view Iraq war as disaster: Too late,the entire middle east is, by Bush's design!
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said leaders of Middle Eastern nations believe the Iraq war has "been a real disaster" for the region.
His comments to reporters on Wednesday came after a two-week trip through the Middle East and on a day when separate bomb attacks killed at least 22 people in Baghdad.
"Honestly, most of the leaders I spoke to felt the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath has been a real disaster for them," Annan said. "They believe it has destabilized the region.
Annan went on to describe "two schools" of thought -- those who believe the United States should stay, "having created the problem, they cannot walk away," and those, "particularly in Iran," who "believe the presence of the U.S." is a problem.
Annan said it is his opinion that "the U.S. has found itself in a position where it cannot stay and it cannot leave." http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/09/13/iraq.main/index.html
They are right and it is for a reason. Both schools of thought are right. America is the problem and Bush must stay the course and for a reason they don't know!
9/11 was Bush's pearl harbor. Problem is, Bush is no FDR and has squirreled away any sympathy the world had for us.
As you may remember, Bush was looking for something to happen that would put the country and the world behind what he already had plans to do. 9/11 gave him that something.
He had plans right from the beginning to establish a new societal, middle east, and world order. That is why it was important to him to whip up a media and public fury which of course, he has done.
He then used the excuse of 9/11 to attack Iraq and unsettle the middle east so he could further his idea of a new middle east and world order. In doing so he guaranteed the loss of Afghanistan as well as Iraq and the entire middle east Of course lying all the while and whipping up as much support and frenzy as he could in the media and minds he controls.
At this point it behooves him to continue to ignore reality and continue to whip up a frenzy so he can continue staying the course in order to further prosecute his new middle east and world order.
We are all shamelessly being used so Bush can follow his plan for new order. http://www.anaveragepatriot.com/... I wrote this 3 years ago but it is more obvious today. Let me know what you think? I won't get any deeper but it gets worse from here.
Who knows what Iraq and Afghanistan will be like in a year or two? Plus I will guarantee you Bush will find an excuse to attack Iran so he can further his plans for the middle east and the world.
Any way you look at it Bush has screwed up and his new middle east order will happen but it is out of his control! Bush chose to ignore this as we have said many times with all other good advice so he could attack Iraq and start to implement his idea of a new middle east order. http://www.dailykos.com/...

It will proceed and he won't admit it but it is out of his or anyone else's control!

That movie verifies this!

an average patriot said...

littlebill
yeah there it is. I liked and responded to this joke. But here is my answer to you. I wish there was a way to make sure we received correspondence.
Thanks Littlebill
You responded yesterday and the last 3 days. I have replied to all of them plus sent emails just in case, to you and vigilante. Plus I commented a couple times on your post.
Haven't you been getting them. I know vigilante got at least one.

LittleBill said...

Hi, AAP:

This is the third time I have tried this reply, and if I hit a wrong key, I lose the whole thing and have to start over.

I have gotten your comments, which I really appreciate, and I have commented on some of your articles now that I am learning to do it. Good stuff! I see that there are at least 2 new ones today.

I have not received any emails from you because I assume you sent them to my email address. Vigilante, who is the BIG Boss who got me into blogging, is worried about me using my own name on my blogs. I will talk to him when I get a chance and let you know if he has changed his mind. I really enjoy our conversations.

Etzel Pangloss said...

it's great old joke, and reminds usaall what fools we are..
take care.

pekka said...

Just read Patriots "correspondence" to you, and can't stop wondering, how I was able to see the hole neocon scheme right at the hight of those faithful hours of 9/11. I am most certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but somehow I have been bang on with these creepy fellows. Too bad that my thinking elsewhere has been less than stellar.