Sunday, November 04, 2012
AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS
An atheist was walking through the woods.
'What majestic trees!'
'What powerful rivers!'
'What beautiful animals!'
He said to himself.
As he was walking alongside the river, he
heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.
He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear
charge towards him.
He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked
over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing
in on him.
He looked over his shoulder again, & the bear
was even closer.
He tripped & fell on the ground.
He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the
bear was right on top of him, reaching for him with
his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.
At that instant moment, the Atheist cried out:
'Oh my God!'
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came
out of the sky.
'You deny my existence for all these years, teach
others I don't exist and even credit creation to
cosmic accident.' 'Do you expect me to help
you out of this predicament?'
'Am I to count you as a believer?'
The atheist looked directly into the light, and said:
'It would be hypocritical of me to suddenly ask
you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps
you could make the BEAR a Christian?'
'Very well', said the voice.
The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed.
And the bear dropped his right paw, brought both
paws together, bowed his head & spoke:
'Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen.'