Friday, April 11, 2008

If God is busy....

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 an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.
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 heck 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 stuff and act like an idiot.
So, He sent me.'

6 comments:

Chuck and Nancy said...

Amen!

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

I always liked that story!
Thanks.

Pikes Pickles said...

very cute! I like it.

Ben & Kimberly McEvoy said...

PERFECT . .I am seriously going to copy this and send it to all i know.

thanks for the celeb sighting . .what a great story!!!!

and cool boss to set it up.

Jordan said...

Love it. So many people out there just don't get it.

Della Hill said...

Wow, 5 comments!
What a great response.
Thanks for commenting everyone. I love getting comments. It means that what ever I posted meant enough that people felt compelled to respond.
Ben&Kim- I love telling that story, thanks for the opportunity.
Actually that was one of 2 redeeming things that boss ever did. She kind of sucked at everything else.
She eventually resigned in order to avoid termination, after which her supervisor came to us to apologize for everything we had to deal with while she was our boss.
We ended up leaving that job 6 months later anyway to come to Virginia! Where we love it.
The other redeeming thing that boss did? She nominated us to win a national award -which we did win.
So she was great about public, high profile stuff, but really terrible at the day to day hands on part of the job. Which is 99% of what we do.
I guess it just wasn't her niche.
Oh well, it is mine.
Anyway, thanks for reading.
-Della