The Atheist and the Bear
The Atheist went for a walk in the Forest and heard a noise 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 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’?
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”