A Rabbi, a Mullah and a Priest
In the spirit of lightening things up, I give you this joke that I've found in Irshad Manji's latest article (which you should probably read as well): Here’s my attempt: a priest, a rabbi and a mullah meet at a conference about religion, and afterwards are sitting around discussing their different faiths. The conversation turns to the topic of taboos.
The priest says to the rabbi and the mullah, “You guys can’t tell me that you’ve never eaten pork.”
“Never!” intones the rabbi.
“Absolutely not!” insists the mullah.
But the priest is sceptical. “Come on, not even once? Maybe in a fit of rebellion when you were younger?”
“Okay,” confesses the rabbi. “When I was young, I once nibbled on bacon.”
“I admit it,” the mullah laughs (not excessively). “In a fit of youthful arrogance, I sampled a pork chop.”
Then the conversation turns to the priest’s religious observances. “You can’t tell me you’ve never had sex,” says the mullah.
“Of course not!” The priest protests. “I took a vow of chastity.”
The mullah and the rabbi roll their eyes. “Maybe after a few drinks?” the rabbi teases.
“Perhaps, in a moment of temptation, your faith waned?” the mullah wonders.
“Okay,” the priest confesses. “Once, when I was drunk in seminary school, I had sexual relations with a woman.”
“Beats pork, huh?” say the rabbi and the mullah.