Friday, January 23, 2009

You May Have Read This One Before...

A soldier was attending some college courses between assignments. He
had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a
professor who was a vowed 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 soldier 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 soldier 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 soldier and asked, 'What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you do that?' The soldier calmly replied,
'God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid shit and act like an asshole. So, He sent me.'

20 comments:

Citizen Soldier said...

Thanks for this blog. I read it before and I can read ir over and over again. Thanks.

AirmanMom said...

soldier...thank you for allowing us to blog!

Susan Katz Keating said...

I absolutely LOVE this story. Thanks for posting it!

AirmanMom said...

susan...thank you so much for stopping by! Your blogs are so full of inspiration as well!

Julie said...

LOVE THAT!

I think that soldier harshed the prof's mellow. LOL

Michelle said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. (head on over and see what my airman has been up to)

AirmanMom said...

julie...thanks for stopping by!
Hey, it did not go unnoticed that you did it!

AirmanMom said...

michelle...I have no doubt you fully appreciate these words. I'll be right over!

Denise said...

There are times in my life that I would LOVE to do that! Kudos for that young man!

Sandys Sandbox said...

God Bless You and Your Son, MOM

I saw your post on DD2's blog

Jormengrund said...

You know, there are times when I really wish I could have been that soldier..

Some instructors are so full of themselves, and thinking they know what's right, that they don't actually stop to think about who and what they're really impacting.

Thank you for the reminder AMM!

AirmanMom said...

denise...I'm certain you are not alone, thank goodness the opportuninty was there for this soldier!

AirmanMom said...

sandy...welcome! dd2 has a most interesting blog! I was impressed with your blog as well and will return to visit you soon!

AirmanMom said...

jormengrund...it is always nice to have you stop by and leave a comment!

ABNPOPPA said...

Could we send this soldier to Chicago to explain the same thing to President Obama's buddy, Bill Ayers!

Love it mom, keep 'um coming!

Pops

AirmanMom said...

pops...brilliant idea!!!!

Mud Puppy said...

I am posting this right at the top of my blog forever. That was F#$(ING beautiful.

Keep them coming.

Later,

Dan

AirmanMom said...

mudpuppy...Go for it...you are the reason we have the freedom to blog!!! My heart is full of love and gratitude for you and your comrades!
Stay Strong!
Pray Hard!

Earl said...

I love your blog Mom - this one just made my day.

Earl

AirmanMom said...

earl...your kind words are deeply appreciated!!!!!