The Navy Seal who responded with force to the atheist professor-Unproven!
Navy Seal Who Flattened a Professor Who Challenged The Existence of God-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:An atheist professor told his class that he was going to prove there was no God. He then challenged God, if he was real, to knock him off the platform on which he was standing. He gave God 15 minutes to do it. Toward the end of the time limit, according to the story, a Navy SEAL who was a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq walked up to the professor and hit him in the face, knocking him from the platform and said "God was really busy, protecting America's soldiers, who are protecting your right to say whatever stupid thing comes to your mind!!! So he sent me!!"
The Truth:There is no evidence this ever took place.
The eRumor is written in a fashion that is common to fictional stories that are designed to convey a point in a sensational way.
Last updated 1/3/06
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
A college professor, an avowed atheist and active in the ACLU, was teaching his class. He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated that once and for all he was going to prove there was 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 exactly 15 minutes!!!!!”
The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop.
Ten minutes went by. ” I’m waiting God, if you’re real knock me off this platform!!!!”
Again after 4 minutes, the professor taunted God saying, “Here I am, God!!! I’m still waiting!!!”
His count down got down to the last couple of minutes when a SEAL, just released from the Navy after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and newly registered in the class, walked up to the Professor.
The SEAL hit him full force in the face, and sent the Professor tumbling from his lofty platform. The Professor was out cold!!
The students were stunned and shocked. They began to babble in confusion.
The SEAL nonchalantly took his seat in the front row and sat silent. The class looked at him and fell silent…..waiting.
Eventually, the professor came to and was noticeably shaken.
He looked at the SEAL in the front row. When the professor regained his senses and could speak he asked: “What is the matter with you? Why did you do that?
“God was really busy, protecting America’s soldiers, who are protecting your right to say whatever stupid thing comes to your mind!!! So he sent me!!”