A little "à propos" joke sent in my James... ;-)
The Christian Bear
An atheist was taking a walk through the woods,
admiring all that the "accident of evolution" had
created. "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. As he turned to look,
he saw a 7-foot grizzly charge towards him. He ran
as fast as he could up the path.
He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear
was closing in on him. He tried to run even faster,
He looked over his shoulder again and the bear was
even closer. His heart was pumping frantically as
he tried to run even faster, but he tripped and fell
on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up and
saw the bear right on top of him, raising his paw
to kill him. At that instant he cried out "Oh my God!"
Just then, time stopped. The bear froze, the forest
was silent, the river even stopped moving. A bright
light shone upon the man, and a voice came out of
the sky saying, "You deny my existence all of these
years, teach others I don't exist and even credit my
creation to a cosmic accident, and now do you expect
me to help you out of this predicament? Am I to count
you as a Believer?"
The atheist, ever so proud, looked into the light and
said, "It would be rather hypocritical to ask to be a
Christian after all these years, but could you make
the bear a Christian?"
"Very well," said the voice.
The light went out, the river ran, the sounds of the
forest continued and the bear put his paw down. The
bear then brought both paws together, bowed his
head and said, "Lord, I thank you for this bounty for
Thanks James ;-)