religious man

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  1. okie

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    A very religious man lived right next door to an atheist. While
    the religious one prayed day in, day out, and was constantly on
    his knees in communion with his Lord, the atheist never even
    looked twice at a church.

    However, the atheist's life was good, he had a well-paying job
    and a beautiful wife, and his children were healthy and good-
    natured, whereas the pious man's job was strenuous and his
    wages were low, his wife was getting fatter every day and his
    kids wouldn't give him the time of the day.

    So one day, deep in prayer as usual, he raised his eyes
    towards heaven and asked:

    "Oh God, I honour you every day, I ask your advice for every
    problem and confess to you my every sin. Yet my neighbour,
    who doesn't even believe in you and certainly never prays,
    seems blessed with every happiness, while I go poor and
    suffer many an indignity. Why is this?"

    And a great voice was heard from above:

    "BECAUSE HE DOESN'T BOTHER ME ALL THE TIME!"