Atheist And The Bear (S139, S610b)
From: gheckman on 3/24/2001
and From: rfslick on 9/20/2008
An atheist was taking
a walk through the woods, admiring all that the
and saw the bear right
on top of him raising his paw to kill him.
of Evolution" had created. "What majestic trees! What powerful
rivers! What beautiful animals!", he said to himself. As he
was walking along the river he heard rustling in the bushes. As he
turned, he saw a 7-foot grizzly charging him. He ran as fast as he
could up the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear
was closing in. He tried to run faster, so scared that tears were
coming to his eyes. He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was
even closer. His heart was pumping frantically as he tried to run
faster, but he tripped and fell. He rolled over to pick himself up
instant he cried out "Ohmy God!" Just then, time stopped.
The bear froze, the
forest was silent, the river even stopped. A bright light shone on the
man, and a voice came out of the
sky saying, "You
existence all these
years, teach others I don't exist and credit my creation to a cosmic accident,and
now you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count
you as a believer?"
ever proud, looked to the light and said, "It
would be hypocritical
to ask to be a Christian after all these years, but could you make the
bear a Christian?"
"Very well," said
As the light went
out, the river ran, and the sounds of the forest continued, the bear put
his paw down. The bear then brought both paws together, bowed his head
and said, "Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I thank you."