Two Faces of Question

John and Dave are walking from religious service. John wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.

Dave replies, “Why don’t you ask the Priest?”

So John goes up to the Priest and asks, “Father, may I smoke while I pray?”

The Priest replies, “No, my son, you may not! That’s utter disrespect to our religion.”

John goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Priest told him.

Dave says, “I’m not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try.”

And so Dave goes up to the Priest and asks, “Father, may I pray while I smoke?”

To which the Priest eagerly replies, “By all means, my son. By all means. You can always pray whenever you want to.”