On a tour of Montana, the Pope took a couple of days off to visit the
mountains for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the campground in
the Pope-mobile when there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of
A helpless man, wearing sandals, Hawaiian shorts, a save-the-whales tee
shirt and a tree-hugger hat was struggling frantically, thrashing
around trying to free himself from the jaws of a 10 foot grizzly.
As the pope watched horrified, a group of loggers came racing up. One
ran up and quickly fired a 44 mag into the bear's chest. The other two
reached out and pulled the bleeding semiconscious man from the bear.
Then using long clubs, the three loggers beat the bear to death and
hauled it to their truck.
Immediately the Pope shouted and summoned them to come over. "I give
you my blessing for your brave actions!" he told them. "I heard that
there was bitter hatred between loggers and environmental activists.
But now I have seen with my own eyes that this is not true."
As the Pope drove off, one logger asked his buddies "Who was that?" "It
was the Pope," one replied. "He is in direct contact with God, and has
access to all of God's wisdom." "Well," the logger said, "he may have
access to God's wisdom, but he sure doesn't know anything about bear
hunting. By the way, is the bait holding up okay, or do we need to go
back to Missoula and grab another one?"