The Atheist Bear – on how to be a good Christain
Once upon a time a man was walking through the woods. To his horror he became aware that he was being followed by a bear. Terrified, the man started to run. The bear ran after him.
“Oh God, oh God!!” gasped the man.
Suddenly a great voice boomed across the sky.
“You call for me, man ? Now, in your hour of need you call for me ? You who have never been a believer ?”
“Save me! Save me! I’m sorry !! I’ll go to church every Sunday – every day !!”
The bear was now almost upon him. The man ran faster. The bear ran faster.
“I’m afraid it is not as simple as that,” said the great voice in the sky. “I cannot and will not convert you just because you happen to feel like it right now.”
“Well, please convert the bear then!” screeched the man.
The bear was upon him. The man was knocked to the ground.
“Oh, all right then,” said the voice, “I’ll convert the bear.”
The bear opened his huge mouth. The man screamed. Suddenly the bear stopped, shut his mouth and looked up at the sky. Relief flooded the man. The bear appeared to be listening, then lowered his head, closed his eyes, put his paws together and said;
“Lord, for what I am about to receive …”
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Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist. She is widely travelled and writes regularly for magazines and blog sites. Her sketches are on her web site http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk . Her books are available from Amazon and on Kindle, or can be ordered from several leading book stores.