Story : The Atheist Diver

The Atheist Diver

A young man who had been raised as an atheist was training to be an Olympic diver.
The only religious influence in his life came from his outspoken Christian friend.
The young diver never really paid much attention to his friends sermons,
But he heard them often.

One night the diver went to the indoor pool at the college he attended.
The lights were all off, but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright,
there was plenty of light to practice by.
The young man climbed up to the highest diving board and
as he turned his back to the pool on the edge of the board and extended his arms out,
He saw his shadow on the wall.

The shadow of his body was in the shape of a cross.
Instead of diving, he knelt down and asked God to come into his life.
As the young man stood, a maintenance man walked in and turned the lights on.
The pool had been drained for repairs.

9 thoughts on “Story : The Atheist Diver”

  1. Wow, impressive, you made up a story. I thought christians weren’t supposed to lie. The swimmer should do less praying and more getting the janitor guy fired for not putting up a warning sign, or locking the doors, or something.

  2. What are atheists so afraid of? If they really understood the evolution theory holds absolutely no water, zilch, they would have to believe in a higher power, and they would have feel the conviction of their sins. Ouch! Even if THIS story was made up, I’ve heard others that are true and just as compelling.

  3. oh… *sigh*…
    What is a better question is what are you afraid of?
    it the real world not to your liking?
    There are things that are real, and things that are not.
    Why do you not believe the the flying spaghetti monster? I mean his work can be seen every ware…
    oh and the grate Bawabo-monster! he created pie!

    can you proove to me that FSM does not exist? i mean realy….

  4. It doesn’t matter if this is true, for I’ve seen things like this first hand that are true! Is it so hard to believe in a higher power than mans? I don’t believe the earth came about because of the big bang theory!

  5. I’d get my facts straight if I were writing a story to get people to listen!!! Firstly: It was an indoor pool…there is no moon inside a college! Secondly: He was kneeling down praying, how could he be standing then the maintenance guy came in, Thirdly: “but as the pool had big skylights and the moon was bright,
    there was plenty of light to practice by” Couldn’t he see there wasn’t any water??!!!

  6. This has to be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read.

    Taking into account the standard size of a swimming pool they generally take at least a day, probably two, to drain because you’re typically talking about thousands of gallons of water, and the time it takes to empty is is nothing compared to how long it takes to fill again (often about a week), and that needs to be co-ordinated with the local water authority because of the volumes involved.

    During this time all of the usual pool activities would be suspended, and anybody due for training (which they wouldn’t be because pool draining and cleaning is scheduled weeks in advance) would be notified. Couple this with the fact that this diver would have had to have _walked past_ the empty pool to get to the diving board, and the fact that a moon bright enough to train by is more than bright enough to show an absense of water in the pool and this is the most ludicrous piece of Christian writing I’ve ever come across.

    In my 10+ years of working in pools I have only seen one completely drained, and that was for resurfacing. Pools are not drained to clean them (see logistical nightmare above), the chemicals added to the water keep it clean of algae and micro-organisms, and physical debris is removed via an aqua-vac system.

    If you’re going to try convert people, don’t use a story with more holes than Swiss Cheese.

  7. It’s an inspirational story, why are you being so negative? If a person’s cancer disappears, does it matter how it happens? If a drug addict stops using drugs because he believes God told him to, what does it matter to you? What do you gain out of this negativity? If bringing down something uplifting and inspirational makes you feel better about yourself, then you have issues.

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