The Peak

 

            A Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, an Atheist, and an Agnostic were climbing a mountain together. The Christian said, “There will be an angel in white at the peak when we get there!” The Muslim said, “No. You are wrong, my friend. Muhammad will be awaiting us at the peak in a flowing red robe.” The Hindu said, “That’s not correct. There will be a monk, meditating at the peak.” The Atheist said, “You are all crazy! There will be nothing at the peak when we get there.”

            After a moment of silence, the Atheist turned to the Agnostic and said, “Isn’t that right?” The Agnostic said simply, “We’ll see what’s at the peak when we get there.” He then turned and continued climbing the mountain.

 

November 1997

 

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