She asks her class if they’re atheists too.
Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks.
There is, however, one exception. A beautiful girl named Zainab has not gone along with the crowd.
The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different. “Because I’m not an atheist.”
Then, asks the teacher, “What are you?” “I’m a Muslim.”
The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Zainab why she is a Muslim. “Well, I was brought up knowing and loving God. My mom is a Muslim, and my dad is a Muslim, so I am a Muslim.”
The teacher is now angry. “That’s no reason,” she says loudly, “what if your mom was a moron,and your dad was a moron, – what would you be then?” She paused, and smiled.
“Then,” says Zainab, “I’d be an atheist.”
(This story was contributed by our Reader – Yusuf Amjad.)