“The Pit” by Anonymous

A man fell into a pit and could not get himself out.

A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there.”

An objective person came along and said, “It’s logical that someone would come along and fall down into the pit.”

A Christian scientist came along and said, “You only think you are down in a pit.”

A Pharisee came along and said, “Only bad people fall down into a pit.”

A newspaper reporter wanted an exclusive story on the pit.

A fundamentalist said, “You deserve your pit.”

Confucious said, “If you would have listened to me, you would not have fallen into the pit.”

A Buddhist said, “Your pit is just a state of mind.”

A realist said, “That’s a pit.”

A scientist calculated the pressure per pound per square inch to get him out of the pit.

A geologist taught him how to appreciate the rock strata while he was in the pit.

A tax man asked him if he was paying his taxes on the pit.

A city inspector asked him if he had a permit to dig the pit.

An evasive man came along an avoided the subject of the pit all together.

A self-pitying person came along and said, “You have not seen anything until you have seen my pit!”

A charismatic came along and said, “You are not in the pit.”

An optimist came along and said, “Things could be worse.”

A pessimist came along and said, “Things will get worse.”

Jesus, seeing the man, knelt down, reached out His hand, and pulled the man out of the pit.

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