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  • Do you believe in god?

    I don't really care if you do or not, just thought this story was funny enough to share, lol

    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 hell 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 **** and act like an *******. So, He sent me."
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    Re: Do you believe in god?

    Haha!

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    • #3
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      Sue him.

      Isn't that exactly what the terroist are doing? They act on behalf of their god.....
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      • #4
        Re: Do you believe in god?

        The Marine calmly replied, "God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid **** and act like an *******. So, He sent me.
        His justification isn't logical. Although the professor was asking for guys like him to do something like that.
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        • #5
          Re: Do you believe in god?

          Originally posted by RocketPunch
          Sue him.

          Isn't that exactly what the terrorist are doing? They act on behalf of their god.....

          Ive heard that story many times, and that always seems to be the response. People cant take it as a STORY they have to make a comment that compares Christians to terrorists....nice
          that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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          • #6
            Re: Do you believe in god?

            Nice story. But it is what it is; just a story.
















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            • #7
              Re: Do you believe in god?

              Lol. I don't even think it's a story. It's a variation on an urban legend that's turned into a joke. Even the most scatter-brained professors aren't silly enough to say or do anything like that. And, it's not likely there are any who are stupid enough to think that would show, prove, or accomplish anything. Professors have said stupid things before, but this is really at the limits of what's believable.

              I've heard different versions of the urban legend. This one has a patriotic twist at the end plus a punch line. The other versions I've heard don't but are very similar. One has an evangelical christian twist at the end - obviously designed to show how silly athiestic professors are - and doesn't seem to be aimed at humor. That plus the plain silliness of what the professor says makes me think this isn't a true story. So, there's really no point in debating about how silly the professor's act was or how logical the response is. It's a joke/urban legend; it's not true. Laugh at it if you think it's funny or don't if you think not, and move on. :p

              That said, I find it somewhat amusing, even if the whole set up is absurd - probably because it is so absurd. Someone needs to come up with a more sophisticated premise to base it on.
              Last edited by sordavie; 07-31-2006, 02:06 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Do you believe in god?

                Sorry if I offended anyone.

                Not meant to be a comment that compares Christians to terrorists or any religion.

                The fact in that "story" is he had committed a crime of aggravated assault and his motive is because someone insulted his god, so he act on behalf of his god to punish this guy.
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                • #9
                  Re: Do you believe in god?

                  Originally posted by sordavie
                  This one has a patriotic twist at the end plus a punch line.
                  Literally!

                  I've heard this one a few times. I never really found it that funny, because of the context. It's the same reason I dislike "Morel Orel" on Adult Swim. I'm all for lamponing religion (or lack thereof), but I want some tasteful humor meshed in with it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Do you believe in god?

                    I can understand someone being insulted when thier core beliefs are questioned, but isnt it a bit uppity to really believe youre acting "on behalf" of a GOD. I mean the guy challenged god to strike him down...not one of his followers.

                    And also, the professor did nothing to insult marines/soldiers directly. So the guy takes indirect offense just so he can punch his teacher?

                    I really have to agree with sor here though. No professor i ever had would even say if they were liberal or conservative, much less take up class time to directly challenge a god......hell unless it was a ethics/sociology/religions class id want to punch the teach just for wasting my time.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Do you believe in god?

                      Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR]
                      People cant take it as a STORY they have to make a comment that compares Christians to terrorists....nice
                      Christians are different to terrorists? Google the occupied 6 counties in the North West of Ireland, inaccurately called "Northern Ireland" or "Ulster".
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                      • #12
                        Re: Do you believe in god?

                        Originally posted by freekyE
                        but isnt it a bit uppity to really believe youre acting "on behalf" of a GOD.
                        You should write an open letter to the American Command in Chief.

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                        • #13
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                          - Potentially inflammatory joke.

                          - Chuckles of agreement / rep-giving

                          - Sour comment from offended person

                          - Requests to "have a sense of humor."

                          - Angry comment from someone who took it literally.

                          - Academic analysis of joke or link to Snopes listing.

                          - Tangental political discussion.

                          - Liberal indignation.

                          - Conservative claims of persecution.

                          - Admin warning.

                          - Gay or fart joke.

                          - End thread.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Do you believe in god?

                            Originally posted by Steeler
                            - Academic analysis of joke or link to Snopes listing.
                            The Christian omniscient omnipotent God is never to busy doing one thing such that it would keep him from doing another. Put another way: if he has enough time to count the hairs on every person on earth, he has the time to take care of a professor AND protect American troops in Iraq.

                            :D

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                            • #15
                              Re: Do you believe in god?

                              Originally posted by xTYBALTx
                              The Christian omniscient omnipotent God is never to busy doing one thing such that it would keep him from doing another. Put another way: if he has enough time to count the hairs on every person on earth, he has the time to take care of a professor AND protect American troops in Iraq.

                              :D

                              Commence the next phase, the tangential political discussion!
                              And like any good leader, God knows how to delegate.

                              To illustrate, I present this dramatic transcription.

                              "WTF? Doesn't that hippie jackass know not to tempt Me? Hmm..ok...something to smite him with...crap where's a poorly bolted concrete slab when you really need one?....oh! There's a Marine. OK no problem. PTSD One this is Big Dog over....PTSD One this is Big Dog with a hippy stomp mission over"

                              Marine sits bolt upright, momentarily distracted from having to choose between drawing pictures of Ronald Reagan beating Iraqi schoolchildren to death with a shovel or doodling Eminem lyrics under the latest pseudo celtic tattoo design he's been working on...

                              And....scene.

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