God’s Busy…..A Story*

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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

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

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

The Marine went back to his seat and
sat there, silently.
The other students were shocked,
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 American soldiers who are
protecting your right
to say stupid stuff and act like an
idiot. So, He sent me.’

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Thanks to Kristi for this story!