20071022

An Atheist's Plea

by Bob Jacobs

I died in a car crash this morning after I fell asleep at the wheel, my own fault for staying up half the night writing. I hadn't a clue what to expect and found myself surrounded by a fuzzy white nothingness, so I waited for God knows how long until some old guy turned up. He asked my name, licked his thumb and flicked through a bunch of papers he carried on a clipboard. He said, "So tell me, Mr Atheist, what have you ever done to deserve an eternity in Heaven?" Now, I'm an ordinary guy, I've had an ordinary life, I've done nothing remarkable and I haven't been to church in years, so I smiled meekly and shrugged, at which point he grunted, turned and walked away. When he had almost disappeared from view I shouted, "Hey, wait a minute, I once had some stories posted on the Six Sentences site, that must count for something, right?"

6S

Bob Jacobs, who's been Looking After the Little Lady, lives in the south-east of England with his wife and kids and Sony Vaio. In his spare time he likes to lie motionless on his back, whistling and staring at clouds.

9 comments:

Quin said...

be careful, bob... that may land you in hell.

Madam Z said...

Bob, you are no longer "Bob" in my eyes. You are ROBERT, KING OF SIX SENTENCES! And I have heard that St. Peter is an ardent fan of 6S.

Pam said...

Love this! Seems like it should certainly count for something!

Anita Hunt said...

Ha! Ha! That's what you get for leaving the cat-flap open! Tu queres Taco Bell?

ionplayer said...

I'm gonna remember that one. Just in case...

Cheers Rob

--Ian

Anonymous said...

Another nice piece, Rob. You've really hit your stride with the slipstream.

Thanks,
Robert Aquino -

Jason Plett said...

Wow, very nice.

Jamie said...

Phew! Not quite time to abandon all hope then.

Good one, Rob.

Jamie.

Bob Jacobs said...

Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated.