Communication

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For starters, the following story is suggested:

Interfaith Dialog

About a century or two ago, the Pope decided that all the Jews had to leave Vatican City.  Naturally there was a big uproar from the Jewish community.  The Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate with a member of the Jewish community.  If the Pope won, the Jews would have to leave.

The Jews realized they had no choice.  They chose a middle-aged man named Moishe to represent them.  Moishe asked for one addition to the debate - to make it more interesting, neither side would be allowed to talk.  The Pope reluctantly agreed.

The day of the great debate came.  Moishe and the Pope sat opposite one another for a full minute before the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.  Moishe looked back at him and raised one finger.  The Pope waved his fingers in a circle around his head.  Moishe pointed at the ground where he sat.  The Pope pulled out a wafer and a glass of wine.  Moishe pulled out an apple.  The Pope stood up and said, "I give up.  This man is too good.  The Jews can stay."

An hour later, the cardinals were all around the Pope asking him what happened.  The Pope said, "First I held up three fingers, representing the Trinity.  He held up one finger to remind me there was still one God common to both our religions.  Then I waved my fingers around to show him that God was all around us.  He responded by pointing to the ground and showing that God was also right here with us.  I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us from our sins.  He pulled out an apple to remind me of original sin.  He had an answer for everything!  What could I do?"

Meanwhile, the Jewish community had crowded around Moishe.  "What happened?" they asked.  "Well," said Moishe, "first he said to me that we had three days to get out.  I told him that not one of us was leaving.  Then he said the whole city would be cleared of Jews.  I told him we were staying right here."  "And then?" asked a woman.

"I don't know," said Moishe.  "He took out his lunch, so I took out mine."

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