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USA Today asks: can God take a joke? USA Today thinks God can (have you seen a platypus?), but we’re curious: what’s your favorite religion joke? It looks like all the religious groups are getting in on Occupy Wall Street these days. You can head over to the Huffington Post to hear a Buddhist take […]

  • Kelly

    Favorite religious joke:
    How many straight Episcopal priests does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    Both of them.

  • RichLeC

    The pope enters the College of Cardinals and announces tells them he has some good news and some bad news. “The good news,” the pontiff says, “is that God called me this morning. The bad news is he called from Utah.”

  • ML Hendrickson

    My fave, long but worth it:
    The Pope was visiting the United States one time and had a chauffeur driving him across the state of Illinois in a long stretch limo. The pontiff, kind-hearted man that he is, noticed that his driver was having a hard time staying awake and so the Pope volunteered to drive instead. “Besides,” said His Holiness, “Nobody lets me drive anywhere anymore. It would be fun!” So the two men switched places and the Pope took the wheel so the chauffeur could catch a quick nap in the backseat. Well, before long the Pope had such a great time cruising along and enjoying the scenery that he went over the speed limit. A highway patrol officer took notice and pulled the limo over. But when the officer went up to the driver’s side window, he didn’t expect to see what he saw, so he radioed into headquarters. “Chief?” said the officer, “I pulled a guy over for speeding. But now I don’t know what to do. I mean, this guy is a real VIP. He’s really-really important!” The chief asked, “Important? Well, HOW important?” Officer: “Oh, VERY important. Trust me!” Chief: “Well, is he more important than the mayor of Chicago?” Officer: “Oh yeah, most definitely.” Chief: “More important than the governor of Illinois.” Officer: “Oh, without a doubt!” Chief, growing increasingly frustrated: “How about the president of the United States? Is this guy more important than the president of the United States???” Officer: “Oh, I’d definitely say so!” Chief: “Oh, good grief, man! Who in the world IS this guy that you pulled over, anyway?” Officer: “I don’t know, but he’s got the Pope for a chauffeur!”

  • Kevin Eckstrom

    To our readers: Please remember to keep these jokes clean; we have already removed one comment that needlessly crossed the line, and we don’t want to have to do it again.

    Please try to play nice with one another. Thanks!

    — The RNS editorial team

  • AtheistBright

    Religion itself is the world’s biggest joke!