The Atheist & the Bear

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    The Atheist & the Bear

    An atheist was taking a walk through the woods.
    "What majestic trees!
    What powerful rivers!
    What beautiful animals!" he said to himself.
    As he continued walking alongside the river he heard a russling in
    the bushes.

    Turning to look, he saw a seven foot grizzly charging towards him.
    He ran as fast as he could up the path. Looking over his shoulder he
    saw that the bear was closing in on him. His heart was pumping
    frantically and he tried to run even faster. He tripped and fell on the
    ground.
    He rolled over to pick himself up but saw the bear raising his paw to
    take a swipe at him. At that instant the atheist cried out: "Oh my
    God!..."

    Time stopped.

    The bear froze.

    The forest was silent.

    It was then that bright light shone upon the man and a voice came
    out of the sky saying: "You deny my existance for all of these years,
    teach
    others I don't exist and even credit creation to a 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,
    could you make the BEAR a Christian?"

    "Very well, "said the voice.

    The light went out.
    And the sounds of the forest resumed.

    And then the bear lowered his paw, bowed his head and spoke:

    "Lord, bless this food which I am about to receive and for which I
    am truly thankful."