MARINES are always taught:
1) Keep your priorities in order and
2) Know when to act without hesitation.
A MARINE was attending some college courses between assignments.
He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and
a member of the ACLU. One day he shocked the class when he came in, looked
to the ceiling, and flatly stated, "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 and the
professor proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still waiting."
It got down to the last couple of minutes when the MARINE got out
of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him
off the platform. The professor was out cold. The MARINE went back to his
seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned and
sat there looking on in silence.
The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the
MARINE and asked, "What the **** is the matter with you? Why did you
The MARINE calmly replied, "God was too busy today taking care of
America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid **** and
act like an *******. So He sent me."