Thou shalt not tempt the lord thy god

July 18, 2009 at 5:36 am | Posted in spiritual rantings | Leave a comment
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“The story of creation is nothing but a myth,” Michael’s high
history teacher announced to his class a few days
after they began reading the classic, ‘Gilgamesh.’

Adam and Eve didn’t exist, and why would a god punish people and allow them to die in the first place?”

“Sir, I believe in God,” Michael protested.
“And I believe in the resurrection!”

“Michael, you can believe what you wish to, of course,” The teacher replied. “However, the real world excludes the possibility of miraculous events such as the resurrection. The resurrection is a scientific impossibility. No one who believes in miracles can also respect science. History has shown that there has always been a scientific explanation for certain miracles and so called acts of God.”

“God isn’t limited by the five senses or science,” Michael responded.
“He created everything out of nothing.”

Engaged by Michael’s outspoken faith, the teacher proposed a
scientific experiment. Reaching into his refrigerator, he
grabbed a carton of milk, and filled a glass to the brim.

“okay then lets do a little experiment, I’m going to drop this glass on the floor, Mikey,” he stated. “Gravity will pull the glass toward the floor with such force that the
glass will most certainly break.” Fixing Michael with a look of
challenge, he concluded his proposal. “Now Michael I want you to
say a prayer right now and ask your God to keep this glass from
breaking and spilling milk when it hits the floor. If he can do that, then you’ll
have proven your point, and I’ll have to admit that there is a

After pondering the challenge for a moment, Michael slowly stood
to pray. “Our Father who art in heaven,” he began. “I pray that when my
teacher drops the glass…it will break into a hundred pieces!”
“…And also, Lord, I pray that when the glass breaks, my teacher will
also fall onto the floor and have a massive myocardial infarction and die. Amen “

The classroom erupted in gasps, and then snickering, then they grew silent waiting with great expectation. For a moment the teacher did nothing. At last
he looked at Michael and then at the glass. Without a word he
carefully poured the milk back into the container, and put the glass down.

“Class dismissed,” the teacher said sitting back down to clear his

There are no atheists in foxholes Mr. Barnes,” Michael taught.

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