Theres an old village in a valley some where with a Dam at one end.
One day theres an earthquake and a crack appears in the dam and the village starts to slowly flood.
The emergency services and army are called and the village is cleared, other than the village church where the priest has stayed.
Later on in the day a rescue boat is sent to the Church, they bang on the door and when the priest appears they say.
“The valley is going to flood, get in the boat and we’ll take you out”
The Priest replies
“No worries my child, I have been praying all day and God will keep me safe”
“Fine, but we’ll come back later just in case”
An hour passes and the water is upto the first floor of the church, a larger boat is sent in and they bang on the first floor window and say
“We need to take you out father, the flooding is continuing and it’s not safe”
The priest replies
“I have faith in the lord, he’ll save me”
“Ok, but we’ll come back later just in case”
Later the priest is clinging to the steeple of the Church and a rescue helicopter hovers over and they winch a guy down, the man shouts!
“We need to take you out now Father, grab my hand and we’ll winch you to safety”
But the priests faith is strong and he replies the same.
“I’ve been praying all day, god won’t let me drown go in peace”
Anyway, he drowns and his soul ascends to heaven, when he gets to the pearly gates he’s pretty pissed and says to St Peter “I want to speak to god now, I’m not happy”
St Peter replies “Sure, but you won’t like the answer you get”
The priest goes before god and asks.
“Heavenly father, why did you let me drown?”
And god replies
“I sent you two boats and a fucking helicopter, what more do you want?”