Joke 22

15 Apr

An atheist was walking through the woods, thinking to himself.  As he walked along the river, he heard rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned and saw an 8-foot grizzly bear charging towards him. He ran along the path as fast as he could, but when he looked over his shoulder, he saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He kept running, but when he looked over his shoulder again, the bear was even closer. Then he tripped and fell on the ground. The bear was right on top of him with his right paw raised to strike him. At that instant, the atheist cried, “God help me!”

Time stopped.

The bear froze.

The forest was silent.

A bright light shone upon the man and a voice from the sky said, “You’ve denied my existence for all these years and have taught others that I don’t exist. You’ve even credited creation to a cosmic accident. Why would you expect me to help you out of this predicament? Are you now a believer?”

The atheist looked into the light and said, “Well, I would be hypocrite to suddenly ask You to treat me as a Christian now, but could You, maybe, make the BEAR a Christian?”

“Very well,” said the voice.

The light went out.

The sounds of the forest resumed.

The bear lowered his right paw and brought both paws together. He bowed his head, and said: “For what I am about to receive, I am truly thankful.  Amen.”

7 Responses to “Joke 22”

  1. viewfromtheside April 15, 2011 at 06:36 #

    very funny, both of them

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  2. Cindy April 15, 2011 at 06:40 #

    Good laughs 🙂

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  3. vivinfrance April 15, 2011 at 07:00 #

    My roar of laughter is testimony to the success of your joke.

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  4. Pseu April 15, 2011 at 10:49 #

    I like the first particularly.

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  5. sarsm April 15, 2011 at 11:22 #

    I roared too!!

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  6. slpmartin April 15, 2011 at 17:57 #

    Ah…a good laugh to start my Friday!

    Like

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