HomeRoast Digest


Topic: OT: Giving Thanks for our Bounty (4 msgs / 239 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
One of Debi's friends sent this to her, forwarded to me, got a good
chuckle...
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 bear 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, Amen.' 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffeehttp://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must">http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/

2) From: Sandra Andina
--Apple-Mail-4--882867517
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset-ASCII;
	format=flowed;
	delsp=yes
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
(Let us also remember that one need not be a Christian to believe in  
God)
I originally heard the joke this way:
A devout Jewish hiker was walking through the forest and heard an  
ominous rustle behind him. He glanced over his shoulder and saw to his  
horror that it was a bear.  Knowing that he was doomed, he began  
softly reciting the "Shema Yisroel" (the Jewish central prayer,  
declaration of the Oneness of God--our ancient antecedent of the  
Credo--which every devout Jew endeavors to utter as his last words  
before he meets his Maker). To his amazement, the bear began murmuring  
in Hebrew too. The hiker could not believe his luck--a Jewish bear?  
Certainly he was about to be spared, so he recited a "Shehechyanu," a  
multi-purpose prayer of celebration and gratitude. He finished just in  
time to hear the bear chant:
"Ha-motzi le-chem, min ha-a-a-retz...."
(the end of the blessing over bread, which is the Jewish form of Grace  
before meals).
Merry and Happy whatever and however you celebrate.....
Sandy
On Dec 25, 2007, at 2:21 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
<Snip>
Sandy Andina
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
--Apple-Mail-4--882867517
Content-Type: text/html;
	charset-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
(Let us also remember that =
one need not be a Christian to believe in God)
I originally heard the joke = this way:
A devout = Jewish hiker was walking through the forest and heard an ominous rustle = behind him. He glanced over his shoulder and saw to his horror that it = was a bear.  Knowing that he was doomed, he began softly reciting = the "Shema Yisroel" (the Jewish central prayer, declaration of the = Oneness of God--our ancient antecedent of the Credo--which every devout = Jew endeavors to utter as his last words before he meets his Maker). To = his amazement, the bear began murmuring in Hebrew too. The hiker could = not believe his luck--a Jewish bear? Certainly he was about to be = spared, so he recited a "Shehechyanu," a multi-purpose prayer of = celebration and gratitude. He finished just in time to hear the bear = chant:"Ha-motzi le-chem, min ha-a-a-retz...."
(the end of the blessing = over bread, which is the Jewish form of Grace before = meals).
Merry = and Happy whatever and however you celebrate.....
Sandy On Dec = 25, 2007, at 2:21 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
One of = Debi's friends sent this to her, forwarded to me, got a = good chuckle... 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 bear 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, Amen.' Kona = Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee http://www.mcKonaKoffee.comURL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes = etc:http://www.mckoffee.com/Ultimately the quest for Koffee = Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in = knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring = the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone = before. Sweet Maria's List - Searchable = Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/= homeroast = mailing = listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo = change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to =http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-4--882867517--

3) From: Robert Yoder
Thank you, MiKe!!
 
rrobert yoder> From: mcKona> To: homeroast=
m> Subject: +OT: Giving Thanks for our Bounty> Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 12:21=
:45 -0800> > One of Debi's friends sent this to her, forwarded to me, got a=
 good> chuckle...> > An atheist was walking through the woods. > 'What maje=
stic trees'! > 'What powerful rivers'! > 'What beautiful animals'! > He sai=
d to himself. > > As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustlin=
g in the bushes> behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bea=
r charge towards> him. > > He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looke=
d over his shoulder & saw> that the bear was closing in on him. > > He look=
ed 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> rig=
ht 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 brigh=
t light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky. 'You deny> my exis=
tence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit> crea=
tion to cosmic accident.' 'Do you expect me to help you out of this> predic=
ament? 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 m=
e 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 for=
est resumed. And the bear dropped> his right paw, brought both paws togethe=
r, bowed his head & spoke: > > 'Lord bless this food, which I am about to r=
eceive from thy bounty through> Christ our Lord, Amen.' > > Kona Konnaisseu=
r miKe mcKoffee>http://www.mcKonaKoffee.com>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenF=
ormer, some recipes etc:>http://www.mckoffee.com/>Ultimately the quest fo=
r Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must> first not know. And in=
 knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment> found exploring the =
many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.> > Sweet Maria's L=
ist - Searchable Archives>http://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/> > >=> homeroast mailing list>http://lists=.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast> To change your personal list s=
ettings (digest options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.=com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings
iím is proud to present Cause Effect, a series about real people making a=
 difference.http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/MTV/?source=text_Cause_Effect=

4) From: Angelo
It probably would have been smarter to ask the voice to make the bear 
a Buddhist.... :-)
A..
<Snip>


HomeRoast Digest