In Philippine fiestas there is always the usual 'contests'. So this contest was about who can scare the water buffalo enough to run without using a whip. Three pastors entered the contest. One was a Roman Catholic, another a protestant, and a third a Baptist. The RC yelled and waved and stomped and did his best to frighten the beast. Nothing doing. The protestant then lit firecracker after firecracker of varying sizes right by the ear of the animal. no dice. Finally, the Baptist pastor walked up and whispered into the animal's ear. The animal's ears shot up, its breathing became ragged, chest's heaving, eyes wide and darting every which way, and finally, it let out a loud unnnggggahhh and ran as fast as anybody ever saw a buffalo run before. Of course the Baptist pastor won. Interviewed, he asked what he whispered to the carabao. He said: I just told it our congregation wants to call him as next pastor at the church. For some reason, it terrified him.