Thursday, August 06, 2015

Creative Sarcasm

“He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.” ~ Evelyn Waugh, Scoop

Man had grown so intelligent that they had found the cure for cancer, solved world hunger, and even successfully cloned man, so a council of scientists gathered together.  They decided that man no longer needed God.  They elected one of their number to give God the news.
This delegate went to God and explained to him that since man had cured cancer, solved world hunger, and even cloned man, they no longer needed God's aid.  God should therefore retire.
God looked at the scientist and suggested a contest to see if man really could do without God.
The scientist said he was willing.
God suggested that the contest be to create a man.  The scientist readily agreed and began to set up his lab.  God stopped him and explained that man had to be created the way he had created Adam.  The scientist said that would not be a problem and bent down to pick up some dirt.
God stopped him and told him to go get his own dirt.

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