Sunday, July 26, 2015

Funny Story: God's Bicycle

At my Unitarian-Universalist church, we recently had a guest speaker named Ron Robinson who happened to be a Methodist minister and a college professor of religion. He was on the more liberal side of Christianity (the UU church has many members of all points of view, religious and non-religious) and he made a joke that pokes fun at the logic of the creation-fall theology of many conservative Christians.
The joke is a story about a boy named Johnny. For days and days, Johnny kept praying to God for a bicycle. After much time and much praying, he got fed up. He sternly asked his mother why God has not given him a bicycle. She told him that God does not work like that, you pray to God to forgive you of your sins. So the next day Johnny prays to God and says "Dear God, thank you for forgiving me for taking Kenny's bicycle". 


  1. Curiosity got the better of me.
    I just googled your church - recently formed - 1961!!!

    That bike joke is an old but good one.
    Probably more adept these days than when it was started.
    B J Hunnicut M.A.S.H. 4077

  2. You know what they say. Sometimes it's easier to just ask for forgiveness.

  3. it's almost impossible for me to keep up with all the varieties of Christianity there exists in USA and around the world....