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Note: This is one of many examples of religious humor that I have collected over the years. Where I have information about the original source, I have included it. Unfortunately, for most of these jokes and stories I do not have reliable authorship information. Like many jokes and urban legends, such information is difficult to trace.

Father of Many

A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a book and noticed the man had his collar on backwards. The little boy asked why he wore his collar that way.

The man, who was a priest, said, "I am a Father."

The little boy replied, "My daddy doesn't wear his collar like that."

The priest looked up from his book and answered, "I am the Father of many."

The boy said, "My dad has 4 boys, 4 girls, and two grandchildren, and he doesn't wear his collar that way."

The priest, getting very impatient, said, "I am the father of hundreds!", and then went back to reading his book.

The little boy sat quietly but as he left the bus he leaned over and said, "Well, maybe you should wear your pants backwards instead."


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