The Irish priest was on the altar one dreary Sunday morning, addressing his congregation, vehement that alcohol was the work of the devil.

"As an example," he stated during his sermon, "If you were to lead a donkey to a bowl of water, and a bowl of whisky, from which would he drink?"

A grizzled old Mick at the back of the church spoke up.

"Aye, Father, he'd drink from the water."

The priest, elated, said: " Very Good! And can you tell me why he'd drink from the water?"

The Irishman at the back of the church replied: "Sure I can tell ye' why Father. Because he's an Ass."

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