My old friend Kathy sent me this joke about YAJ (the god Yahweh-Allah-Jehovah. You might think YAJ is three different gods. You'd be wrong; see earlier posts, this blog).
If nothing else, this joke exposes the underbelly of YAJ's schizoid and warlike characteristics. Poor YAJ -- when he can't find anyone else to fight with, he fights with himself:
A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.
So she went to check it out.
She went to the Western Wall and there he was walking slowly up to the holy site. She watched him pray, and after about 45 minutes, he turned to leave, using a cane in a very slow fashion. She approached him for an interview.
"I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. Sir, how long have you
been coming to the Western Wall and praying?"
"For about 60 years."
"60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?"
"I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews, and the Muslims. I pray for all the hatred to stop and I pray for all our children to grow up in safety and friendship."
"How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"
"Like I'm talking to a damn wall."