Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Yonah, a Jewish Prophet
Yonah, I have a job for you!
Oh, not again! said Yonah.
Yonah, the people of New York are sinning and doing evil!
Not my business! Go off!
Yonah, I'm angry and going to destroy them! Tell them to repent!
Find another prophet! I'm off to a cruise in the Caribbean.
The ship's crew, fearing God's vengeance, throw Yonah overboard. Next, he finds himself in Manhattan.
Yonah: People, God is angry with what you are doing. REPENT!
The people: We repent!
Yonah to God: Now what? Punish them as you said!
God: After they repented? No way.
Yonah: At least, rain on them sulphur! If not, how can I show myself in public after I promised hellfire and ... ... Nothing? I knew from the start that you were going to play a trick on me! I hate being a Jewish prophet!