One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes
on inside people.
said, ' My son, the battle is between two ' wolves ' inside us all.
One is Evil. - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and
The other is Good. - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. '
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: '
Well, which wolf wins? '
The old Cherokee simply replied, ' The one you feed. '
In the year 2008, the Lord
came unto Noah,
who was now living in the United
States, and said:
"Once again, the earth has become wicked and over
-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me."
"Build another Ark and
save 2 of every living thing
along with a few good humans."
He gave Noah the blueprints,
"You have 6 months to build the Ark
before I will
start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
Six months later, the Lord
looked down and saw Noah
weeping in his yard - but no Ark.
roared, "I'm about to start the rain!
Where is the Ark?"
Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed."
needed a building permit."
been arguing with the inspector
about the need for a sprinkler system."
neighbors claim that I've violated the
neighborhood zoning laws by building the Ark in
yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to
go to the Development Appeal Board for a decision."
the Department of Transportation demanded a
bond be posted for the future costs of moving power
lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the
passage for the Ark's
move to the sea. I told them
that the sea would be coming to us, but they would
hear nothing of it."
"Getting the wood was
another problem. There's a ban
on cutting local trees in order to save the spotted owl."
"I tried to convince
the environmentalists that I
needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!"
I started gathering the animals, an animal
rights group sued me. They insisted that I was
confining wild animals against their will. They
argued the accommodations were too restrictive, and
it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in
a confined space."
the EPA ruled that I couldn't build the Ark
until they'd conducted an environmental impact study
on your proposed flood."
still trying to resolve a complaint with the
Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm
supposed to hire for my building crew."
and Naturalization are checking the
green-card status of most of the people who want to work."
trades unions say I can't use my sons. They
insist I have to hire only Union workers with
make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets,
claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally
with endangered species."
forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10
years for me to finish this Ark."
the skies cleared, the sun began to shine,
and a rainbow stretched across the sky."
looked up in wonder and asked,
"You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"
said the Lord. "The GOVERNMENT
beat me to it."