An atheist sits next to a woman of faith on a plane. He notices she’s wearing a necklace with a gold cross dangling from the chain.
The man turns to her and says, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation”
The woman replies to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”
“How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” the atheist suggests smugly.
She says back, “I might be interested, but let me ask you a question first. ‘A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps.’ Why do you suppose that is?”
The man thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the woman replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven, and Hell, or life after death, when – excuse my language -.you don’t know shit?”
Blessedly, the man never spoke another word for the entire four-hour flight.