The Atheist and the Bear

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
September 24, 2014

An atheist was walking through the woods one day in Alaska, admiring all that evolution had created. “What majestic trees! What a powerful river! What beautiful animals!” he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him.

Turning to look, he saw a 13-foot Kodiak brown bear beginning to charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could down the path.

He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was rapidly closing on him. Somehow, he ran even faster, so scared that tears came to his eyes. He looked again & the bear was even closer. His heart pounding in his chest, he tried to run faster yet. But alas, he tripped and fell to the ground.

As he rolled over to pick himself up, the bear was right over him, reaching for him with it’s left paw and raising its right paw to strike him….he yelled out, “OH MY GOD!”

Time stopped…….

The bear froze…….

The forest was silent…………

Even the river stopped moving.

As a brilliant light shone upon the man, a thunderous voice came from all around,

GOD SPOKE:

“YOU DENY MY EXISTENCE FOR ALL THESE YEARS, TEACH OTHERS THAT I DON’T EXIST AND EVEN CREDIT CREATION TO SOME COSMIC ACCIDENT. DO YOU EXPECT ME TO HELP YOU OUT OF THIS PREDICAMENT? “AM I TO COUNT YOU NOW AS A BELIEVER?”

Difficult as it was, the atheist looked directly into the light & said, “It would be hypocritical to ask to be a Christian after all these years, but perhaps you could make the bear a Christian?”

“VERY WELL,” said GOD.

The light went out…

The river ran…

The sounds of the forest resumed..

And the bear dropped down on his knees, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke:

“Lord, thank you for this food which I am about to receive, Amen.”

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13 comments
  1. Reblogged this on doyoureckon and commented:
    You get teachings even from jokes! Keep noticing and understanding the signs from The God and Angels!

  2. Sorry if I need to take permission before re-blogging! Very teaching with this small story or joke what ever you call it. Hope people will try to understand what it says! 🙂

  3. cg said:

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    What a Meal Prayer story! I will pass it on. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. awax1217 said:

    I laughed. But he also before eating gave the man a bear hug of love and for charity shared the meal with the birds.

  5. Selah said:

    Love this… You always have the best stories 😊

  6. asklotta said:

    Hahaha! Thank you for my laugh for today! So appreciative!

  7. tedrey said:

    If the man had asked that the bear be a Buddhist or a Hindu, it would have shown compassion for a fellow creature.
    His error was in choosing one of the less tolerant religions.

    • MTJames said:

      It was a joke, tedrey. In fact, the Christian religion isn’t especially tolerant, but the Way of Christ isn’t a religion. If those who claim to be “Christians” obeyed the law of Christ, those who honestly seek truth would follow Him with loving passion.

  8. Reblogged this on saboteur365 and commented:
    Something different. 47 bloggers like this story. I guarantee you will too.

  9. Ha – what a great post! Thank-you for the morning chuckle.

  10. MTJames said:

    This is best enjoyed in the morning, when others in the house aren’t trying to sleep.

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