Monday, February 19, 2007

Justifiable Assault

Got this in an e-mail. Doubt it's true, but still very good.

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes."

The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still waiting." It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his Chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.

The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.

The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, "What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you do that?" The Marine calmly replied, "God was too busy today protecting America 's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid shit and act like an asshole. So, He sent me."


Freddie said...

Hahahaha! LOVE it.

Ordinary Janet said...

Good one!

dragonlady474 said...

I've heard that one before. Very funny.

Wizened Wizard said...

I don't know who first concocted that story, but I've seen George Carlin do a variation:

"I'm an atheist. There is no god. If there IS a god, may he strike this audience dead right now!"

In my opinion, God is a personal matter and not correctly defined or described by any religion. That's just my belief - and I believe that everyone else is entitled to his own opinion, as long as he/she doesn't try to push it on me or use it to cause harm. True for both the atheist in the story and the marine. (God, I am such an opinionated pain in the ass...)

Hope you're having a good day, DNR. : )