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The Atheist, The Beggar, and Why God Broke Your Left Foot

Updated on September 17, 2016
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A man does not choose to be a songwriter, poet, or a philosopher; no more than he chooses to be an Elephant, or a maggot.

Abandoned boy in the aftermath of the London Blitzkrieg: Sept.7,1940
Abandoned boy in the aftermath of the London Blitzkrieg: Sept.7,1940

Many mistakenly believe that it is important to believe in God. But an atheist has proclaimed to the world that it is more important to "do", than to believe. Action becomes a deafening shout above the ecclesiastical din of the "saved" and the self-righteous.

A beggar fell down before a Christian, and the Christian said, " I am sorry for your loss"; proceeding then to pray for the soul of the beggar, the Christian continued on his way; leaving the beggar standing broken, penniless, and hungry in the street. But when the atheist came upon the beggar, she did not hesitate, offer useless words of condolence, or even pray for the poor beggar's soul. The atheist simply said,"I see your misfortune. Here is $500.00. It is all that I have to give, and so I hope that it serves you well". But from the perspective of the beggar, the atheist had done no less than provide for him an escape route to the future, and the key to his salvation; as he had contemplated suicide, even that very day. Make no mistake:

For every kindness there is a reward,

For every indifference a rainy day

For every evil, a harvest of flies


The atheist had not only shewn mercy upon a beggar, but to one of the favored sons of God! And so, God returned an even greater kindness. Knowing that the atheist would soon take a journey that would lead to her untimely death, God suffered for her to fall down a flight of stairs and break her foot. Thus, the woman was unable to travel, and she is still living today.

The moral of the story should be clear, but I will spell it out for conservative Christian Republicans:

"If you should encounter a beggar on your way to the market, do not hesitate to give him, or her, as much money as you can afford. If money is not the life-blood of the world , then through what other means could a Republican go to the market and then return home? And how many vendors at the marketplace routinely give their merchandise away for free?"


If God has placed a beggar in your path, then give to the beggar all that you can afford. After God pushes you down a flight of stairs, you can count your blessings while your broken foot is on the mend.

© 2015 Ronnie wrenchBiscuit

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    • dianetrotter profile image

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      2 years ago from Fontana

      I don't know the details; however, I was told that an atheist was observing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. There were many Christian relief organizations passing out food, clothing, coordinating communication and transportation with families, etc. There was no atheist organization providing assistance. When people desperately need help, it doesn't matter where the help comes from.

    • wrenchBiscuit profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      2 years ago

      From what I can see, the people who need the message are right here on Hubpages. I am responding to one right now. You make a good American Jack. Many Americans have an aversion to the truth. The story I have told here in the form of a poem is a true story, and all of the players are as I have described, even the woman who broke her foot. What would you have me do? I suspect that many would rather that I tell a lie than to injure their frail sensibilities. And lying has always been a great American sport.

      Concerning the Democrat /Republican issue: Don't sweat the load Jack, both of these parties are really the same, and have been offered as a pacifier to the American people. It is nothing but an illusion. You are living in an Oligarchy, and your vote is as worthless as wings on a walrus.

    • wrenchBiscuit profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      2 years ago

      From what I can see, the people who need the message are right here on Hubpages. I am responding to one right now. You make a good American Jack. Many Americans have an aversion to the truth. The story I have told here in the form of a poem is a true story, and all of the players are as I have described, even the woman who broke her foot. What would you have me do? I suspect that many would rather that I tell a lie than to injure their frail sensibilities. And lying has always been a great American sport.

      Concerning the Democrat /Republican issue: Don't sweat the load Jack, both of these parties are really the same, and have been offered as a pacifier to the American people. It is nothing but an illusion. You are living in an Oligarchy, and your vote is as worthless as wings on a walrus.

    • wrenchBiscuit profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      2 years ago

      From what I can see, the people who need the message are right here on Hubpages. I am responding to one right now. You make a good American Jack. Many Americans have an aversion to the truth. The story I have told here in the form of a poem is a true story, and all of the players are as I have described, even the woman who broke her foot. What would you have me do? I suspect that many would rather that I tell a lie than to injure their frail sensibilities. And lying has always been a great American sport.

      Concerning the Democrat /Republican issue: Don't sweat the load Jack, both of these parties are really the same, and have been offered as a pacifier to the American people. It is nothing but an illusion. You are living in an Oligarchy, and your vote is as worthless as wings on a walrus.

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      Jack Lee 

      2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      I also wish you stop lumping Conservatives with Republicans in one breath. They are not the same and never has been. In fact, in recent elections, Republicans have adopted many of the Democratic policies in search of votes... However, I have no problem with associating Christians with conservatives. Just want to clear the air.

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      Jack Lee 

      2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      Apparently you missed the Good Samaritan story in the Christian Bible. You might want to look it up. The people that really need this message is people who are Godless Democrats and Republicans...who wants to take God away from the public square...

    • dianetrotter profile image

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      2 years ago from Fontana

      I guess I agreed so much that I wrote it twice. :-( I tried to add:

      It is apropos for all of the Christian affirmations when trying to make a point ... especially those that don't really have a Biblical basis.

    • wrenchBiscuit profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      2 years ago

      Thank you dianetrotter. I wrote this for someone who demonstrated a great kindness, and then several days latter fell down the stairs and broke her foot!

    • dianetrotter profile image

      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 

      2 years ago from Fontana

      How cleaver Wrench! I love it.

    • wrenchBiscuit profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      2 years ago

      Ouch! Sorry about your foot. I understand your point Sharon, but unfortunately this is based on a true story. And I am familiar with each character portrayed here. In fact, the Christian character actually represents at least 6 Christians who definitely had the means to help, but were too greedy and indifferent to do so. In my travels, I have seen this more often than not.

      For many, Christianity is a fashionable pretense, rather than a way of life. That is why the atheist in this short story is so remarkable, as her kindness was greater than those who professed to follow Jesus.

    • wrenchBiscuit profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      2 years ago

      Eric, I never realized that all atheists were altruistic either. In fact, I never stated or implied such a notion. In this particular story, which is a true story, the characters were simply identified by their own chosen religious perspective.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Ronnie, maybe the Christian had no money and all that he had were prayers. But if he was praying in public it was not for the benefit of the beggar is was to seen by others so they would think him compassionate, but then he would not be a Christian.

      Funny, I went to the orthopedic foot doctor yesterday, who does not know why my foot is swollen and painful.

      Blessings my friend

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I had no idea that all atheists are altruistic and that all Christians were hypocrites. However your points should be lost on no one. Interesting. And a good reminder of how to act.

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