> > 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 profess or pro
> > claimed,
> > "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 heck 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 stuff and act like an idiot.
> > So, He sent me."
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