An Atheist In The Woods


An atheist was walking through the woods and said
to himself,

“What majestic trees!”

“What powerful rivers!”

“What beautiful animals!”

As he walked alongside the river, he heard a
rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look
and 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 looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was
even closer. He tripped and fell on the ground. He
rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear
was right on top of him, reaching for hi m with his
left paw and 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 and
said, “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?”

“Very Well,” said the voice.

The light went out.
The sounds of the forest resumed.
The bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws
together, bowed his head, and spoke:

“Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive
from thy bounty through
Christ our Lord, Amen.”


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