Joshua fought the battle of Geritol?

Joshua fought the battle of Geritol? by Bob Karolevitz I�ve always liked the old story about the little girl in kindergarten who was busy with her color crayons and a piece of paper.

�What are you drawing?� the teacher asked.

�A picture of God,� the tiny tike replied.

�But nobody knows what God looks like,� the teacher said.

And the little girl answered: �Well, they will when I get through!�

She may not have had the image right, but she sure as heck was positive. It got me to thinking that somewhere I had a list of other positive answers which young people supposedly gave to religious questions. I found it, and here are a few of the humorous tidbits which it contained:

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Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.

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Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten amendments.

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David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He also fought the Finklesteins, who were a race of people during Biblical times.

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Lot�s wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

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The Hebrews made unleavened bread, which is bread without any ingredients.

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The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery.

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Mary had an immaculate contraption, and she sang the Magna Carta when she heard that she would be the mother of Jesus.

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Solomon had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

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The epistles were the wives of the apostles.

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St. Paul preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage.

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The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.

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I�m sure that no blasphemy was involved in those obviously incorrect answers. Nor was it when the young man said he knew what God was called. He prayed: �Our Father, which art in heaven, Harold be thy name.�

As adults we chuckle at the Sunday School responses of the younger set. On the other hand, I wonder how we would do if we were quizzed like they were.

Would Jericho become Geritol? Or would Mount Sinai become Mount Cyanide?

At least their answers were worth a few elderly guffaws, and maybe ours would be just a source of embarrassment.

For those of us who are Catholic, it was probably better when everything was in Latin. That gave us an excuse for not understanding.

Be that as it may, the bloopers of youth should not be snickered at. Harold may not like it at all!

� 2003 Robert F. Karolevitz

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