The Atheist and The Almighty
A very religious man lived right next door to an atheist. While the
religious one prayed day in, day out, and was constantly on his
knees in conversation with his L-rd, the atheist never even looked
twice a prayerbook.
However, the atheist's life was good, he had a well-paying job
and a beautiful wife, and his children were healthy and good-natured,
whereas the pious man's job was strenuous and his wages were low, his
wife was getting fatter every day and his kids wouldn't give him the
time of the day.
So one day, deep in prayer as usual, he raised his eyes towards heaven
and asked: "Oh G-d, I honor you every day, I ask your advice for every
problem and confess to you my every sin. Yet my neighbour, who doesn't
even believe in you and certainly never prays, seems blessed with every
happiness, while I go poor and suffer many an indignity. Why is this?"
And a great voice was heard from above:
"B E C A U S E H E D O E S N ' T B O T H E R M E
A L L T H E T I M E !"