A religious man wonders if having sex on the Sabbath is allowed, or if it is deemed to be a sin.
The answer, he feels, hinges on whether sex is considered work or play.
He is determined to find out, and decides to ask a priest for his opinion on the matter.
After consulting the Bible, the priest says, “My son, I’ve done exhaustive research, and I have come to the conclusion that sex is work; hence, it is not permitted on Sundays”.
Dissatisfied with the answer, the man thinks to himself, “What does a priest know about sex anyway?”
So, he decides, therefore, to ask a local minister for his opinion, knowing that the minister is married with two children and therefore undoubtedly experienced in the matter of sex.
After querying the minister, he receives the same answer: “Sex is considered work; consequently, one is not allowed to engage in it on the Sabbath!”
Well, the man is still not pleased with the response, and so he seeks out the ultimate authority, a man of thousands of years of tradition and knowledge, a rabbi.
The rabbi ponders the question and states, “My son, sex is definitely play”.
“Rabbi, how can you be so sure when so many others tell me that sex is work?”, the man asks.
“Because”, the rabbi responds, “if sex was work, my wife would have the maid do it”.
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