[guide.chat] joke

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 an 8-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. 

He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw 
that the bear was closing in on him.

He looked over his shoulder again and the bear was even closer.

He tripped and 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 and raising his right paw to strike
him... 

At that instant the Atheist cried out, 
'Oh my God!'

Time Stopped.
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, '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 and spoke: 

'For what I am about to receive, may the Lord make me truly thankful, Amen.'    

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