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
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
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
At that instant 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
'You deny my existence for all these years,
teach others I don't exist and even
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
'Very Well,' said the voice.
The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed.
And the bear dropped his right paw, brought
paws together, bowed his head & spoke:
'Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from
thy bounty through Christ our Lord,
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