An atheist ;-) was walking through the woods, admiring all the 'accidents' that 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 him. Turning to look, he saw a 9-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could up a path.
He looked over his shoulder and saw the grizzly still after him, and closing rapidly. Somehow, he ran even faster, so terrified that he was crying. He looked again but no joy, the bear was even closer.
At this stage he tripped and fell to the ground. He tried to pick himself up but the bear was by then right over him, reaching for him with its left paw and raising its right paw to strike. At that instant the atheist cried, "Oh my God! ..... "
Time suddenly stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving.
A bright light appeared and shone upon the man; a voice was heard, coming from above, "You deny my existence for all these years, teach others that I don't exist and even credit creation to a 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, "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 the voice. The light went out. The river ran. The sounds of the forest resumed ….. and then the bear dropped his right paw, brought both paws together and bowed its head and spoke: "Lord, for this food which I am about to receive, I am truly thankful.”
From an email currently circulating - I thought I'd post this one for my Christian friends to laugh at me ;-)