A college professor, an avowed Atheist, was
teaching his class. He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated that there is
no God; the expression, "One Nation Under God", was unconstitutional; and
further, he was going to prove there is no God.
Addressing the ceiling, he shouted: "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock
me off this platform. I'll give you 15 minutes!"
The lecture room fell silent. You could have heard a pin fall. Ten minutes went by. Again
he taunted God, saying, "Here I am, God. I'm still waiting."
His countdown got down to the last couple of minutes when a Marine, just released from
active duty, and newly registered in the class, walked up to the professor, hit him full
force in the face, and sent his behind over teacups from his lofty platform.
The professor was out cold! At first, the students were shocked, and babbled in confusion.
The young Marine took a seat in the front row and sat silent.
The class fell silent...waiting.
Eventually, the professor came to, shaken. He looked at the young Marine in the front row.
When he regained his senses, and could speak, he yelled, "What's the matter with you?
Why did you do that?"