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Wish I Could Have Been There.

A United States Marine was 
taking some college courses 
between assignments. He 
had completed 20 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 
min." 
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 in the world 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." 
 
The classroom erupted in 
cheers!
BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 13 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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awwe thats cute : )

LOL You people amuse the hell out of me. lol

No, this certainly didn't happen because a professor that tried that would be out of a job (it has no place in a classroom) and the marine would be in a correctional facility.<br />
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No one in their right mind would do this on either side but I think many would find it an amusing.<br />
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Ironicly on 9/11 there were reports on at least two different college campuses that I know of when Muslim students had happy reactions to the terror attacks. I guess that puts them in the place of the.class in this story. <br />
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The only difference really is that on 9/11 people that never did a thing to insult Muslims were killed instead of just knocked out.<br />
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I think I will take a fake story that helps some people blow off some frustration about the self.righteous 'people of faith are idiots' attitude....over people going and rioting in the streets and killing innocents....any day.

mewold my friend--do you mean the same kind of "feel good" that comes when you first stop banging your head against the wall? If so, I agree so burn one for me!

It sure as hell didn't make ME feel good. As newday has also pointed out, this doesn't represent any kind of Christianity which I am comfortable with. And as I previously said, I am a church member.

Interesting comments here and I, for one, agree with all of them at least partially. The story was a "feel good" story and in that sense, it succedded.

Not withstanding Grey and Sara's comments...<br />
How does this act of violence represent the core of what Christianity is supposed to be?<br />
Neither that allegorical "marine" nor you sir are a recommendation for Christianity.<br />
Having read some of your previous posts I'm some what surprised to see you come out with this type of jingoism.

First, this most certainly didn't happen -- it is just a new version of an old internet legend that makes the rounds with a few changes every so often. Second, it is quite inaccurate in several other ways; such as, the ACLU does NOT dispute the reality of God. (I, for example, am a member of the ACLU AND a member of a Christian Church. There is no contradiction.) Nor would any professor do what this one did. He (or she) would be reported and censured for it. I work at a University -- this is a clod's view of what a lecture is like, there are none like this in reality. None. Also, had the marine (in some versions it's a navy seal) done this, he would be --rightfully -- arrested for assault and battery. Mindless violence is held up for admiration in this -- sort of like how terrorists or street punks also hold mindless violence up for applause.

or perhaps God did send in the Marines....<br />
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It's one thing to ask for it...it's another to have it forced on you Coyote.<br />
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The professor...he asked for it.

Great story, I hope it is real!! Even if it is not, It teaches a great truth!!

God, I love this story!

Can't believe no one reads anything on here any more.<br />
EP!!! ? Anyone still here?

Wouldn't that have beem fun to be a part of? lol