Each Friday night after work, Bubba would fire up his outdoor grill
and cook a scrumptious venison steak. Unfortunately, all of Bubba's
neighbors were Catholic. And since it was Friday, they were forbidden
to eat meat.
They complained to Bubba, but he just laughed and said, "I wuz born a
Baptist and I wuz raised a Baptist. And we eat meat whenever we want
The delicious aroma from the grilled venison steaks was causing such a
problem for the Catholic faithful that they finally talked to their
The Priest came to visit Bubba, and suggested that he become a
Catholic. After several classes and much study, Bubba attended Mass to
join the church. And as the priest sprinkled holy water over him, he
said, "Bubba, you were born a Baptist, and you were raised a Baptist,
but now you are a Catholic."
Bubba's neighbors were greatly relieved... until Friday night arrived.
Once again, the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the
neighborhood. The neighbors immediately called the priest, who rushed
into Bubba's yard. As he clutched his rosary and prepared to scold
Bubba, the priest stopped short and stared in amazement.
There stood Bubba, carefully sprinkling a small bottle of holy water
over the grilling meat and chanting, "You wuz born a deer, you wuz
raised a deer, but now you a catfish."