There once was a rabbit who gave one carrot in every ten to the church, who took its littl
From: Bill Forseth
There once was a rabbit who gave one carrot in every ten
to the church, who took its little bunnies in for
religious instruction and morality infusions, and who
talked to God all the time and asked His advice. Because
it never got an answer from God it thought it was doing
something wrong, and not trying hard enough.
So, it started spending more time in prayer and
contemplation, and giving more carrots to the church, and
being more strict with its bunnies. It also became more
pious than the other rabbits, and claimed that God did
indeed talk to it, because it felt inadequate and ashamed
that God ignored it so.
It fell in with other rabbits whom God didn't talk to
either, and together they spread lots of little stories
about God doing wonderful things because, although they
never really witnessed any, they felt that if they claimed
to have this was as good as the real thing, and God would
love them for it.
Then one day the evil hunters came along and killed some
of them and their bunnies. Oh, how they prayed and prayed
and begged God for help, but none came. The rabbit was
crushed, and tried to explain it all away by saying that
God wanted its friends and its bunnies dead, for His
mysterious purposes. This worked for a while, but the evil
hunters came again and again and decimated the rabbit
population until it looked like the rabbit would be the
only one left.
Just before the rabbit's favorite bunny was killed it said
the most sincere and naked prayer ever heard, asking that
it be taken instead of the bunny. It asked not for revenge
or power over the evil hunters, simply that the bunny be
spared. It was a beautiful and innocent bunny, and the
rabbit felt sure that, this time, God would listen.
But, the evil hunters killed the bunny and skinned it and
ate it, and wounded the rabbit too, who barely escaped.
"Fuck this", said the rabbit, back in the hovel licking
its wounds, and it never returned to church or tried to
talk to God again, but it did spend the last of its
carrots on an Uzi.
The moral of the story:
A WELL ARMED RABBIT IS
MORE POWERFUL THAN GOD.
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