Darth Cheezer passed this along; from James Bradley's GRAVY newsletter.
Thought some of you would enjoy it, regardless of how you experience
divinity (human or other, male or female or neither, etc.). And would
chuckle, knowing what Robert Rodale would say about the punch line.
>>One day in the far distant future a group of scientists got
>>together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer
>>needed God. They picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they
>>were done with Him.
>>The scientist walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that
>>we no longer need you. We're to the point that we can clone people
>>and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go on on your
>>God listened patiently to the man and after the scientist was done
>>talking, God said, "Very well, how about this. Let's have a man
>>To which the scientist replied, "OK, great!"
>>But God added, "Now, we're going to do this just like I did back in
>>the old days with Adam."
>>The scientist said, "Sure, no problem!" and bent down and grabbed
>>himself a handful of dirt.
>>God just looked at him and said, "No, no, no. You go get your own dirt!"
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