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Theology is the study of theism; Atheology is the study of atheism. I am The Atheologist. Why don’t Atheists embrace religion when the vast majority of humans do? Why are Atheists regarded by most of society as thugs, rabble, vermin and generally naughty people. The Atheologist will attempt to seek out the true answers to these and many more questions by using logical assumptions, interviews with people of all faiths and really, really good research. The Atheologist wants to know.

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  • Friday, July 28, 2006

    The Mouse Story

    A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.
    "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
    Retreating to the farmyard,the mouse proclaimed the warning: "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"
    The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I will pray for you.
    The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"
    The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers."
    The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose. I will remember you in my prayers tonight.”

    So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap-- alone.That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.

    The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.
    The snake bit the farmer's wife.The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.
    Everyone knows that you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.
    But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
    The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

    The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

    So, what is the moral of this story?
    Some may say that since we are all involved in this journey called life, we must keep an eye out for each other and make an extra effort to help one another.
    OK that’s pretty good, but the Atheologist thinks that the real moral to this story is this: The next time you hear of someone who is facing a problem and you pray for them, don’t forget to pray for yourself first!

    The Atheologist

    1 Comments:

    Anonymous stemann said...

    stemann agrees.

    8:17:00 PM  

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