An atheist and a dusty old cowboy

An atheist sat next to a dusty old cowboy on a flight and asked him, “Do you want to talk? Flights travel faster if you engage in conversation with your fellow passengers.” The old cowboy, who had just started reading his book, asked the total stranger, “What would you like to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” responded the atheist. “How about why there is no God, Heaven, Hell, or life after death?” he asked, smiling smugly. “Okay,” he said. “Those could be great topics, but first I’d like to ask you one question.

A horse, cow, and deer all consume the same thing: grass. However, a deer excretes little pellets, a cow makes a flat patty, and a horse generates clumps. “Why do you think that is?”

Portrait of a senior cowboy on a horse ranch

The atheist, apparently taken aback by the old cowboy’s intelligence, thinks about it and responds, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
The cowboy responds, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”……….

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