An atheist was walking through the woods.  "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.  He
turned to look.  He saw a 7-foot grizzly charge towards him.  He ran as fast as he could up the
path.  He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing in on him.

He looked over his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer.  He tripped &fell on the
ground.  He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear was right on top of him,
reaching for him with his left paw & raising his right paw to strike him.  At that instant the
Atheist cried out, "Oh my God!"

Time stopped.
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky. "You deny my existence for
all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit creation to 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 of me to suddenly ask You to
treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps You could make the BEAR a Christian"?

"Very Well," said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped his right paw,
brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

"Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord,


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