Giving Thanks as a New Christian

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
April 20, 2002

An atheist was taking a walk through the woods, admiring all that naturalism and 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, so scared that tears were coming to his eyes. 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 these years, teach others I don’t exist and even credit my creation to a cosmic accident and now do you except 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 food that I am about to receive.”

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29 comments
  1. TheMitchNiche said:

    Very funny! Also a great lesson!

  2. seeker said:

    Today is a very funny day. 😆 Thank you, I am going to bed laughing.

  3. Miss Z said:

    Oh this cheered me right up. Thank you so much for posting it! x)

  4. I snicker. It is amusing. Last week I happened in on a TV broadcast in which Penn Jillet (sp?) was confidently defending his atheism. He did not give equal time in the discussion but blabbered on and on. The more he spoke, the more of a fool he became. Truly, the fool has said in his heart, there is no God.

  5. Cl_Elli said:

    LOL!!! I’ve heard it before but it’s a good one. 🙂 it always makes me giggle. Bless you~E

  6. wow what a great concept – it’s like a morning story and a Dilbert – for me it would be Pearls Before Swine but Dilbert creator Scott Adams actually got me on to him [then i stopped buying Dilbert books and started buying Pealrs, oops, don’t tell Scott!] but ja i love it – if i could write shorter blogs this would be a great idea…

  7. Reblogged this on and commented:
    God has a sense if humor and gave us one too. Let’s be grateful for that today. 🙂

  8. Jeff said:

    good one..!

  9. Have seen it before. Still hilarious. “Be careful what you ask for!” 🙂

  10. Just because your prayer is answered you cannot be sure the trouble will not remain. Funny story, thanks for sharing!

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