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Isaac-Saxxon 01-17-2007 03:22 PM

School teacher gets education
 
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 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 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."
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED :D

Santabot 04-23-2007 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
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 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 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."
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED :D

Nice story, but isn't God omnipresent? If I agreed, I would say it's a decent anecdote, but not much substance as truth.

cosmo kramer 04-23-2007 10:28 PM

Isaac, wish I could have been student in that classroom! He was asking for it!:clap:

BrainSmashR 04-24-2007 07:04 AM

See Isaac, this is the problem I have with zealots like you. You REALLY don't see anything wrong with this story, do you?

You REALLY don't see anything wrong with a striking another human being on the job....by a trained killing machine no less?

You REALLY don't see anything wrong with initiating violence over words?

You REALLY don't see anything wrong with initiating violence over your religious beliefs....you know, like a muslim terrorist or something....

Well let let me break it down for ya....expelled from school, charged with some degree of assault in a school zone(are marines considered "deadly weapons" we just went from misdemeanor to felony), and will surely face some type of military punishment as well.

One would hope a Marine has more intelligence than the likes of the character in this story.

Texasbelle 04-24-2007 07:17 AM

Great story!:clap:

Isaac-Saxxon 04-24-2007 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrainSmashR
See Isaac, this is the problem I have with zealots like you. You REALLY don't see anything wrong with this story, do you?

You REALLY don't see anything wrong with a striking another human being on the job....by a trained killing machine no less?

You REALLY don't see anything wrong with initiating violence over words?

You REALLY don't see anything wrong with initiating violence over your religious beliefs....you know, like a Muslim terrorist or something....

Well let let me break it down for ya....expelled from school, charged with some degree of assault in a school zone(are marines considered "deadly weapons" we just went from misdemeanor to felony), and will surely face some type of military punishment as well.

One would hope a Marine has more intelligence than the likes of the character in this story.

How is my buddy today ;) did you forget your Prozac buddy ? Maybe time for a refill :D

BrainSmashR 04-24-2007 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
How is my buddy today ;) did you forget your Prozac buddy ? Maybe time for a refill :D

Did you forget to answer the question or is this the standard christian method for pleading the 5th?

That's ok, we already know people like you are why we enjoy separation of church and state in this country. I bet you're right proud too, aren't ya?:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

purpahurl 04-24-2007 12:36 PM

use of force
 
Hey Brain, What language would you be speaking and reading if it wasn't for our military?

Isaac-Saxxon 04-24-2007 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpahurl
Hey Brain, What language would you be speaking and reading if it wasn't for our military?

I could not say it better :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: He would be speaking in Mullet slang :laugh:

rhertz 04-24-2007 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Santabot
Nice story, but isn't God omnipresent? If I agreed, I would say it's a decent anecdote, but not much substance as truth.

Regardless of the outcome, it is quite arrogant for someone to tell God what to do, and expect him to do it pronto. That doesn't even work on normal human beings or even children a lot of the time. That teacher was acting childish rather than proving anything about religion.

BrainSmashR 04-24-2007 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpahurl
Hey Brain, What language would you be speaking and reading if it wasn't for our military?

Probably German.

So are you of the opinion that military service gives one the right to simply disregard any law they see fit to overlook? Should we let them slide on murder and DWI too, or is assaulting teachers for expressing their own opinions in their own classroom where you draw the line?

Like I said, I would like to think a Marine is vastly more intelligent than the character portrayed in this story.

BrainSmashR 04-24-2007 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isaac-Saxxon
I could not say it better :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: He would be speaking in Mullet slang :laugh:

Questioning my patriotism doesn't change the fact that once again, you are in approval of criminal activity. It merely supports the corruption we've witnessed from the christian community for over two thousand years.

BrainSmashR 04-24-2007 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rhertz
Regardless of the outcome, it is quite arrogant for someone to tell God what to do, and expect him to do it pronto. That doesn't even work on normal human beings or even children a lot of the time. That teacher was acting childish rather than proving anything about religion.


Still doesn't justify an act of violence against his person by a trained professional.

Texasbelle 04-24-2007 04:12 PM

It's all about what perspective you want to look at it from.

rhertz 04-24-2007 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrainSmashR
Still doesn't justify an act of violence against his person by a trained professional.

Well under most circumstances I would agree with you, and maybe even this one, because I really do not know all the facts. Sure I would prefer that God do all his own “dirty work” and make it easy for all of us here on earth. But sometimes we humans are particularly well suited to do God’s will on his behalf. Why else were we created? We are here not only to pray to Him but to act in service to Him and he gave us a the “owners manual” to do so.

Sometimes God divinely inspires us and sometimes this inspiration calls us to action. For example, if a Good Samaritan sees someone in need on the side of the road and asks why, God may call him or her to action in order to ease that persons suffering. Is there a flip side to this type of deed?

Certainly “revenge is mine” said the Lord. I do not think a good Christian would assault someone else for revenge. But is possible that God can act through a person other than Jesus to get his message across? In other words, it is possible this person was willing to break the law and assault someone and be willing to suffer the earthly consequences, even jail time, believing his actions were God’s will?

No one can say if this guy acted 100% under his own motivation, or if he may have been divinely inspired to do what he did. We cannot peek inside someone’s mind like that. Or else a lot of lawyers would be out of a job!! :D


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