A little son of a Baptist minister was in church one morning when he
for the first time the rite of baptism by immersion. He was greatly
interested in it, and the next morning proceeded to baptize his three
cats in the bathtub.

The first kitten bore it very well, and so did the young cat, but the
old family cat rebelled. It struggled with him, clawed and tore him,
and got away.

With considerable effort he caught it again and proceeded with the
ceremony. But she acted worse than ever, clawed at him, spit, and
scratched his hands and face.

Finally, after barely getting her splattered with water, he dropped
her on the floor in disgust and said: “Fine, be an Atheist.”