In response to the British government’s planned law on Incitement to Racial and Religious Hatred, Ship of Fools launched a competition to find the most offensive and the funniest religious jokes. The winning jokes were apparently told at the Greenbelt Festival over the weekend. I don’t think there are that many religious jokes that I haven’t heard in one form or another and the winner (according to the Times report) was a bit disappointing because, although it’s funny, I’ve heard it on a few occasions. My favourite was one I hadn’t heard before. Apologies in advance to any who find this offensive. But it is funny.
JESUS came upon a small crowd who had surrounded a young woman they believed to be an adulteress. They were preparing to stone her to death. Jesus said: â€œWhoever is without sin among you, let them cast the first stone.â€
An old lady at the back of the crowd picked up a huge rock and lobbed it at the young woman, scoring a direct hit on her head. The young lady collapsed dead.
Jesus looked over towards the old lady and said: â€œDo you know, mother, sometimes you really p*** me off.â€