Boudreaux the Baptist

Boudreaux the Baptist
Boudreaux, a Cajun highlander from Rapides Parish in central Louisiana, was
an older, single gentleman, who was born and raised a Baptist, living in
South Louisiana. Each Friday night after work, he would fire up his outdoor
grill and cook a venison steak.  Now, all of Boudreaux's neighbors were
Catholic... and since it was Lent, they were forbidden from eating meat on
Fridays.  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 Boudreaux, and suggested that Boudreaux convert to
Catholicism.  After several
classes and much study, Boudreaux attended Mass... and as the priest
sprinkled holy water over him, he said, "You were born a Baptist and raised
a Baptist, but now you are Catholic."

Boudreaux's neighbors were greatly relieved, until Friday night arrived, and
the wonderful aroma of grilled venison filled the neighborhood.  The priest
was called immediately by the neighbors and, as he rushed into Boudreaux's
yard, clutching a rosary and prepared to scold him, he stopped in amazement
and watched.  There stood Boudreaux, clutching a small bottle of water which
he carefully sprinkled over the grilling meat, and chanted:
"You wuz born a deer, and you wuz raised a deer, but now you a catfish."

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