Baptized Animals

A minister friend shared with me the following story, and I now pass it on to you. And please….I don’t want to hear from any of you who have strong feelings about the souls of your pets, whether they have already been saved or need to be baptized, etc. for that’s a discussion for which I have no qualifications, and is best hosted by someone else.

There were three country churches in a small Texas town: The Presbyterian church, the Baptist church and the Catholic church. Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels. One day, the Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels.
After much prayer and consideration they determined that
the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.

The Catholic group got together and decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creations. So, they humanely trapped the squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town. Three days later, the squirrels were back.

It was only the Baptist who were able to come up with the best and most effective solution. They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter.

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18 Responses to Baptized Animals

  1. dawn says:

    Good advice. Be well,J. Published By Jorge ( – November 10 10:01 AM __________________________thank you for worrying about memy firend.i\’ll be okay :)*smiles*

  2. katie says:

    Thank you so much for your comment, people like you are going to help me get through this!!Take care,Katie

  3. Patricia says:

    Wonder what Pat R. would have done with the squirrels?…who was it he was ready to do away with?…a squirrel got into son\’s and dil\’s house not long ago…scared her to death…he got into the attic and down into the walls…finally didn\’t hear him anymore…they\’re hoping he got back out…poor squirrel…she pounded on all the walls…probably scared him to death, too…

  4. A Utah Woman Am I says:

    Thanks for the continuing positive advice and attitude you show to me J, it really truly does help. I sometimes fear of writing sometimes, because being a person who enjoys science, and the idea of analysis, writing is always, in a weird way, looked down upon. Most engineers of any type, can do one thing, produce a thesis or a detailed report relating to their research. But that is okay, better to go against the flow…right?I enjoyed reading this. What would I have done with the squirrels? Man, putting all the debate a side, I probably would have gotten something to get rid of them…(What exactly…I don\’t know *mischievious smile*)Keep the fun posts coming. I can always count on coming here and getting both a smile on my face and my brain started up as well. Thanks for that! 🙂 Hope the rest of your week goes fabulously! :o)-Kelsey

  5. Nellie O Apple says:

    Now, there is another kind of squirrel ?squirrel\’s syntax is similar to C/C++/Java etc… but the language has a very dynamic nature like python/Lua etc… local table = { a = "10" subtable = { array = [1,2,3] }, [10 + 123] = "expression index"}local array=[ 1, 2, 3, { a = 10, b = "string" } ];foreach (i,val in array){ ::print("the type of val is"+typeof val);}/////////////////////////////////////////////class Entity{ constructor(etype,entityname) { name = entityname; type = etype; } x = 0; y = 0; z = 0; name = null; type = null;}function Entity::MoveTo(newx,newy,newz){ x = newx; y = newy; z = newz;}class Player extends Entity { constructor(entityname) { Entity.constructor("Player",entityname) } function DoDomething() { ::print("something"); } }local newplayer = Player("da playar");newplayer.MoveTo(100,200,300); nellie

  6. Cheryl says:

    You know I live in a small Texas town and every year the Catholics come and they bless the fleet. The priest baptizes the boats and the ships. I find it funny and make my grandchildren go. They never have been baptized so maybe I will dress them up like boats so they can get what they need to get the key to the magic door to the kingdom of peace. Golly you have a great space. I\’m goingto add you to my favorite list so I come back. If I don\’t do that I will only be back when I am lost and you don\’t want that.

  7. Amber says:

    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA. Ok, that was BAD.Also enjoyed your deep thought question on my blog re: the limbo or where all missing socks end up. Perhaps we should ask the ministers?

  8. Lakota Clay says:

    Cool! My kinda squirrels! L.

  9. Jaime Campbell says:

    Jorge,That was funny. Just at Easter and Christmas! Glad you liked the pics of kissing the Blarney Stone. I swear, I had no clue how much I would love that. I just kissed, kissed, kissed it! I giggled my butt off! So touristy, but SO fun! Smiles.J.

  10. Unknown says:

    Toooooooo funny! Thanks for the giggles!Hugs,MuMo

  11. Jaime Campbell says:

    Hi J.Just saying hi. I hope you\’re having a great Friday. I can\’t believe it\’s already Friday, but I\’ll take it!:)J.

  12. not such crazy says:

    I like the moral of this story make me smilehave nice weekend and thanks foer comment in my space.AnitaP.s. You menthion your students in your comment in my means that you are teacher, professor or someone like that..interesting ..what feald of science you represent…

  13. Marie says:

    You had me ROFL with this, Jorge, for as you may have "guesstimated" by now, I am a Catholic.Hugs, Marie

  14. karen says:

    Thanks for the giggle, J…it went well with the morning caffeine infusion:-Dkaren

  15. Michelle says:

    Off subject:Your photographs of Chile are absolutely beautiful. :)-Michelle

  16. Kathryn says:

    heeheeheheheh I used to be a Baptist – way back when I "was something" – anyway- it\’s true – and I can say that, since I was a Baptist heheeehe

  17. Jaime Campbell says:

    Hello to my good friend. How are you doing? I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. I\’ve been having some emotional reaction to writing the stuff about Dylan… dreams, etc. Yuck and yuck. But I am okay with that. It\’s something that I want to write and release.I\’m sitting here in my Reading Room, snuggled up under my new "throw" from Ireland, typing to my friend, Jorge, with two of my kitties snuggled up beside me. Doesn\’t get a whole lot better than that, eh?Smiles.J.

  18. Marge says:

    Greetings, Jorge:Perhaps it\’s a good thing to stay on the squirrels\’ good side. If other neighborhoods are as heavily populated with the furry little rascals as mine is, the I figure we need all the brownie points we can get to stay in their good graces. What if they decide to take over some day..?Imagine all the munching, the scampering on the rooftops…*shudder*Thanks for the smile.Wishing you peace.Marge

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