Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Atheist

One day an atheist walked through the forest, he smiled at the beauty that was all around him and said: 'What natural wonders the powers of evolution have created'. Just then he heard a rustling near the river. He went to investigate and a 7 foot tall grizzly bear was tearing down the path towards him. The man took off like a shot and when he shot up the courage to look back he saw the bear was catching up fast. He tried with all his strength to pick up the pace, but he tripped and crashed to the ground. As he tried to get up, the bear jumped on his chest and picked up one paw to whack him.
The atheist then screamed: 'Oh my God'.
Time suddenly stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent and even the river stopped moving.
As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice boomed from the heaven, 'you deny my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to a 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 consider me a Christian now, but perhaps could you make the bear a Christian?'
'Very well', the voice said.
The light went out, the river ran again and the sounds of the forest resumed. Then the bear dropped its right paw, brought both paws together, bowed its head and spoke:
'Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am thankful'.