In Honor of Groundhog Day

The key as symbol of St. Peter

The Key of St. Peter, courtesy of Wikipedia

Sort of. I think.

Three [preferred stereotypes] die and find themselves standing before St. Peter. Before entering heaven, St. Peter tells them, the [preferred stereotypes] must correctly answer a question. St. Peter asks the first [preferred stereotype], “What is Easter?”

The first [preferred stereotype] says, “Easter is a holiday where we have a big feast and we give thanks and eat turkey.” St. Peter says “Nope!” and sends him to hell.

The second [preferred stereotype] says, “Easter is when we celebrate Jesus’ birth and exchange gifts.” St. Peter says “Nope! Sorry!” and sends him to hell.

The third [preferred stereotype] says, “Easter is a Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish festival of Passover. Jesus had a Passover meal with His disciples after which Judas Iscariot betrayed Him and the Romans arrested Him. The Romans crucified Him and, once He died, His body was placed in a tomb behind a very large boulder.”

St. Peter says, “Hallelujah!”

“Now,” the [preferred stereotype] continues, “Every year the Jews roll away the boulder and Jesus comes out. If he sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of basketball.”


~ by The 1955 Hudson on February 3, 2011.

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