A priest was clinging to his church steeple as flood water rose.

A rescue boat drew up, but the priest waved it away saying, “It’s all right. My god will save me”.

The water rose still higher and a helicopter arrived.

Again the priest waved it away, “No, no. My god will save me”.

The priest eventually drowned.

He found himself kneeling before his maker.

“Why did thou forsake me?” the priest pleaded.

God replied. “Well I sent you a boat and a helicopter. What more did you want?”