“What if your parents were morons?”

by Steve Ray on October 9, 2006

On the first day of school, young Lucy took her seat in science class. The teacher began to explain why there was no God and why she was an atheist. The students all listened carefully. At the end of the class the teacher asked how many of the children wanted to be atheists like her.

Classroom.jpgNot wanting to contradict the new teacher all the students raised their hands — except Lucy. The teacher said, "Lucy, why didn't you raise your hand?" Lucy responded, "Because I am not an atheist and never will be. I am a Christian."

The teacher was perturbed and said, "Why are you a Christian?" Lucy answered, "My mother is intelligent and she is a Christian; my father is very intelligent and he is a Christian — so I am a Christian too."

The teacher was angry now and asked, "That is ridiculous. If your mother was a moron and your father was a moron, what would you be then?"

Lucy thought for a moment and then said, "I'd probably be an atheist!"

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