Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Bible and the bullet

The original story:

A soldier leaving for battle was given a copy of the New Testament by his mother. She asked him to keep it with him always and that it would protect him. He did as told. One day, the entire platoon was ambushed and gunned down by the enemy. Only the Bible-carrying soldier survived. The bullet had been miraculousy stopped by the Bible in his pocket.

Woody Allen’s variant

Years ago, my mother gave me a bullet...a bullet, and I put it in my breast pocket. Two years after that, I was walking down the street, when a berserk evangelist heaved a Gideon bible out a hotel room window, hitting me in the chest. Bible would have gone through my heart if it wasn't for the bullet.

1 comment:

Mambalam Mani said...

Didn't we already see this in a Tamil movie? Thengai Srinivasan gives Rajini a number plate to wear on his sleeve as a ID for being a porter or something. Later he gets shot at and guess where the bullet hits him..
Elaam thamizh cinema paathu copy baa (Its a different story altogether that the tamil movie itself was copied from a hindi movie :D )