A United States Marine was attending college courses between assignments after completing missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of his classes was taught by a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.
One day the professor shocked the class. Looking up he hollered: “God, if you are real, knock me off this platform. I’ll give you exactly 15 minutes.”
The lecture room fell silent.
Ten minutes went by and the professor yelled again:, “Here I am God. I’m still waiting.”
At that moment the Marine jumped out of his chair, approached the professor, and punched him square in the jaw, knocking him off the platform.
Noticeably shaken, the professor looked at the Marine and screamed, “What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you do that?”
Replying calmly, the Marine said, “God was too busy protecting American soldiers, men protecting your right to act like an idiot. So, He sent me to give you an answer.”