In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly
confronted by a huge, mean bear. In his fear, all attempts to shoot
the bear were unsuccessful. Finally, he turned and ran as fast as he
The hunter ran and ran and ran, until he ended up at the edge of a
very steep cliff. His hopes were dim.
Seeing no way out of his predicament, and with the bear closing in
rather quickly, the hunter got down on his knees, opened his arms, and
exclaimed, "Dear God! Please give this bear some religion!"
The skies darkened and there was lightning in the air. Just a few feet
short of the hunter, the bear came to an abrupt stop, and glanced
around, somewhat confused.
Suddenly, the bear looked up into the sky and said, "Thank you, God,
for the food I'm about to receive...."