Where is God?
Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous.
The two were always getting into trouble and their parents could be assured that if any mischief occurred in their town their two young sons were in some way involved. The parents were at their wits end as to what to do about their sons' behavior.
The mother had heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children in the past, so she asked her husband if he thought they should send the boys to speak with the clergyman.
The husband said, "We might as well. We need to do something before I really lose my temper!"
The clergyman agreed to speak with the boys, but asked to see them individually.
The 8 year old went to meet with him first. The clergyman sat the boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?"
The boy made no response, so the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?"
Again the boy made no attempt to answer, so the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face, "WHERE IS GOD?"
The questioning was successful, and the boys never did cause any more mischief.
How did it work?
At that the boy bolted from the room and ran directly home, slamming himself in the closet.
His older brother followed him into the closet and said, "What happened?"
"We are in BIG trouble this time. God is missing and they think we did it!"
Jul 20, 2002
|I've heard that before as a joke...sorry but it doesn't really work as a brain teaser.|
Jul 20, 2002
|YEAH,I AGREE.IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS A JOKE AND PLUS THE AMSWER WAS KIND OF DUMB. I THOUGHT THE CLERGYMAN WAS GOD. |
Jul 21, 2002
|bad joke remake|
Jul 21, 2002
|I've heard that joke so I knew the answer, and does anybody else hate it when someone make a teaser out of a joke?|
Jul 25, 2002
|i heard this in a joke before...i hate it when this happenes...|
Aug 09, 2002
|this probably belongs in the other category, but i enjoyed it as i hadn't heard it before.|
Sep 08, 2002
|I thought it was funny. obviously other people dont share ur sense of humor|
Oct 08, 2002
|I thought that they might have thought that the clergyman was God. I liked it anyways|
Feb 11, 2003
|I thought it was funny...who sent it in|
Mar 21, 2003
|I think making a joke into a teaser is a GOOD idea.|
Nov 09, 2005
|I thought it was cute and it made me laugh|
Dec 18, 2005
|ok username tht's really a bad thing to say (i m only 11 by the way) and i just clicked that ur post was offesive... do you happen to have any BAD KARMA!|
Feb 09, 2006
|Ok, I want to know why u need 2 b so rude I'm really mad. |
Dec 31, 2006
|I liked this teaser....Acually it has been in my favorites for quite a while.....I was just thinking about it and besided to read it again when I read some of the comments......I got to thinking of what people were posting on a couple of my teasers.....It does get kind of annoying when people say it is a bad teaser.....When you put so much efert into making it and then they tell you it is bad. Well anyways I liked it. Kudos |
May 29, 2007
|Yeah, I think that was a great joke, but a Teaser should really have ONE solid explanation or answer. |
It will definitely go down as an opening joke if I'm ever speaking at a church function!
Jul 04, 2008
|Haha! I actually heard this Sunday school.|
Jun 23, 2009
|Ok i don't think that counts as a puzzle. I don't think its a joke either just a clergyman destroying a persons childhood |
Nov 10, 2009
|sorry, it's a joke, not a teaser. |
i know that's been said numerous times already, but strength in numbers doesn't hurt. however, it is a very funny joke, so kudos for copying it and sharing. but a teaser it just is not.
Feb 15, 2010
|This is just so funny! |
Mar 25, 2010
|That is a great teaser! It was cute and funny! |
Oct 25, 2011
|I'm sorry but I'm with the other guys on this one. A teaser should test you to come up with a legitimate answer that could work, and only one possible solution too. Good as a joke though |
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