Riddles and Fun

Sent A Jewish Son to Israel

by Steve Ray on November 17, 2017

three-jewish-men-700x525A Jewish businessman in Chicago sent his son to Israel for a year to absorb the culture. When the son returned, he said, “Papa, I had a great time in Israel . By the way, I converted to Christianity.”

“Oy vey,” said the father. “What have I done?” He took  his problem to his best friend, Ike.

“Ike,” he said, “I sent my son to Israel , and he came home a Christian. What can I do?”

“Funny you should ask,” said Ike. “I too, sent my son to Israel , and he also came home a Christian. Perhaps we should go see the rabbi.”

So they did, and they explained their problem to the rabbi.

“Funny you should ask,” said the rabbi. “I, too, sent my son to Israel , and he also came home a Christian. What is happening to our young people?”

And so they all prayed, telling the Lord about their sons…

As they finished their prayer, a voice came from the Heavens: “Funny you should ask,” said the Voice… “I, too, sent my Son to Israel . . .”

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This got a chuckle out of me so I thought you might like it to. In a dream Marge sees Bart and Homer convert to the Catholic Church and go to Catholic heaven, leaving her behind in Protestant heaven, to her chagrin. Click HERE.

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Excellent Riddle: Can You Discover What God Made?

by Steve Ray on October 23, 2017

This puzzle was written by a lady in California in 1890 in response to a gentlemen in Philadelphia, who said that he would pay $1,000 to anyone who could write a puzzle that he could not solve. He failed to do so, and paid the lady $1,000 (a great sum at that time).

The answer is one word, five letters long, and appears only four times in the King James version of the Bible. An eight-year-old boy figured out the puzzle. Can you? If you give up, need a hint, or guess the answer, write me at sray@me.com. Happy hunting!

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God made Adam out of the dust,
but thought it best to make me first.

So I was made before the man,
according to God’s Holy plan.

My whole body God made complete,
without arms, or hands, or feet.

My ways and acts did God control,
but in my body He placed no soul.

A living being I became,
and Adam gave to me a name.

Then from his presence I withdrew,
for this man Adam I never knew.

All my Maker’s laws I do obey,
and from these laws I never stray.

Thousands of me go in fear,
but seldom on the earth appear.

Later, for a purpose God did see,
He placed a living soul in me.

But that soul of mine God had to claim,
and from me took it back again.

And when this soul from me had fled,
I was the same as when first made;

without arms, legs, feet, or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole.

My labors are from day to night,
and to men I once furnished light.

Thousands of people both young and old,
did by my death bright lights behold.

No right or wrong can I conceive;
the Bible and it’s teachings I can’t believe.

The fear of death doesn’t trouble me;
pure happiness I will never see.

And up in Heaven I can never go,
nor in the grave or hell below.

So get your Bible and read with care;
you’ll find my name recorded there.

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If you give up and want the answer, extract and write down every third letter to form the answer: wmwdhhzwautlcxe

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A Limerick for a Questioning Grandson – Did Jesus Really Exist?

September 23, 2017

My grandson Josh asked, “Did Jesus really live? Maybe he didn’t and it was just a good story someone made up.” So I sat down and wrote him this limerick and gave him a stack of books from my library. The topic has not come up again since. Was there really a man named Jesus? […]

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Me Getting into Line! Funny!

September 12, 2017

You may have seen this already but it’s funny every time I watch it. My wife said this is definitely me!

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What Number Replaces the ?

July 7, 2017
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Who is the Hunter? Who is the Hunted?

May 24, 2017

Bible Riddle #1:  The hunter was killed, the prey were set free, the water was the lock and the rod was the key. Who was the hunter? Bible Riddle #2: It walked on earth, It talked on earth, on earth it knew no sin. Its not in hell, Its not on earth And heaven won’t […]

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A Good Riddle: What is Greater than God?

May 19, 2017

What is greater than God, More evil than the devil, The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you’ll die?

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Cute Joke: Bad Starts that End Good

May 4, 2017

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company’s Christmas party.  He didn’t even remember how he got home from the party. His head is pounding. Jack had to force himself to open his eyes. The first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the […]

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How Much Can a Camel Drink? – as he bites me!

April 28, 2017

Since we will soon be in Jordan and Israel again riding camels, I thought I would post some fun and interesting facts – and a movie of the camel trying to bite me. I recently wrote the Bible Study on Genesis for www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com. In chapter 24 Abraham sends his unnamed servant to find a bride […]

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Technical Problems for First Christians

April 19, 2017

Yes, the first Christians had a difficult time with the technical transition – from scrolls to books. I love this so much I repost it every couple of years. You will certainly appreciate the need for the first “tech guys.” Enjoy! I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes! I hope you enjoy […]

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What Does this Wood Carving Mean?

April 18, 2017

When I went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan the other day for a visit, I stopped by to pray at the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. In front of the chapel was this wood carving. I also, like all of you, sat in front of it puzzled. Who are the women, what’s […]

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The Protestant and his Three Huts

February 28, 2017

The Protestant’s Three Huts A Protestant was stranded all alone on an island. He begins sending smoke signals, hoping that somebody will find him. Ten years pass, and a boat is sailing by. The captain notices the smoke signals, and decides to pull into the island. When he docks, he sees three huts. The Protestant […]

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Bible Riddle: What Am I?

February 25, 2017

(Answer Key Below :-) God made Adam out of the dust, But thought it best to make me first. So I was made before the man, according to God’s Holy plan. My whole body God made complete, without arms, or hands, or feet. My ways and acts did God control, but in my body He […]

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Bible Riddle: What Am I?

February 16, 2017

Since we will be here today, I thought this riddle appropriate! But, before you click the link, see if you can figure out this riddle :-) Write to me if you need help; click here to see the answer. Three times I have been divided doing what God had decided. Twice a garment was the […]

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“Ecumenical” Bible Studies

February 12, 2017

Without a teaching authority or the tradition of the historic Church, this cartoon shows what many Bible studies are really like. I remember Bible Studies that started out with “What does this passage mean to you?”  To keep from arguing or fighting, many just avoid difficult passages. There are many studies that exclude Catholic ideas […]

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