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The Racetrack

George loves the race track.  

One day he was there betting on the ponies and nearly losing his shirt
when he noticed this Priest who stepped out onto the track and blessed the
forehead of one of the horses lining up for the 4th race.

Lo and behold, this horse - a very long shot - won the race.  

George was most interested to see what the Priest did the next race.

Sure enough, he watched the Priest step out onto the track as the 5th
racehorses lined up and placed his blessing on the forehead of one of the

George made a beeline for the window and placed a small bet on the horse.
Again, even though another long shot, the horse the Priest had blessed won
the race.

George collected his winnings and anxiously waited to see which horse the
Priest bestowed his blessing on for the 6th race.  

The Priest showed, blessed a horse, George bet on it, and won!

George was elated.  

As the day went on, the Priest continued blessing one of the horses, and
it always came in first.  

George began to pull in some serious money, and by the last race, he knew
his wildest dreams were going to come true.

He made a quick stop at the ATM and withdrew every penny he owned, and
awaited the Priest's blessing that would tell him which horse to place the
bet on.  

True to his pattern, the Priest stepped out onto the track before the last
race and anointed the forehead, eyes, ears and hooves of one of the

George placed his bet every cent he owned - and watched the horse come in
dead last.

George was dumbfounded.  He made his way to the track, and when he found
the Priest, he demanded, "What happened, Father?  All day you blessed
horses and they won.  The last race, you bless a horse and he loses.  Now
I've lost my life savings, thanks to you!!"

The Priest nodded wisely and said, "That's the problem with you
Protestants ... you can't tell the difference between a simple blessing
and the Last Rites....................

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