Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor
grill and cook a venison steak. But all of Bubba's neighbors
were Catholic. And since it was Lent, they were forbidden
from eating meat on Friday. The delicious aroma from the grilled
venison steaks was causing such a problem for the Catholic
faithful that they finally talked to their priest. The priest
came to visit Bubba, and suggested that he become a Catholic.
After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass.
As the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You
were born a Baptist, and raised a Baptist, but now you are
a Catholic." 'Bubba's neighbors were greatly relieved
until Friday night arrived, and the wonderful aroma of grilled
venison filled the neighborhood. The priest was called immediately
by the neighbors, and as he rushed into Bubba's yard, clutching
a rosary, prepared to scold him, he stopped and watched in
There stood Bubba, clutching a small bottle of holy water
which he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat and chanted:
"You wuz born a deer, you wuz raised a deer, but now
you a catfish."
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