Quote Originally Posted by chompers View Post
This reminds me of that story...

There was a flood and a man climbed onto his roof to try to escape it. Someone comes by on a boat to rescue the guy. But he declines it and says, "Don't worry about me. God will save me." The guy in the boat leaves. Another boat comes. "Don't worry, God will save me." That boat leaves too. Then a helicopter comes. "Don't worry, God will save me." The man ends up drowning.

Once he is in heaven, he says, "Lord, I thought if I believed in you, you'd be there for me. Why didn't you save me?"

God says, "Why do you think the helicopter and boats came?"
I heard that one while growing up in church (but I heard a slightly different version. They're all pretty much the same point, though).

Sorkin included a version of it in an old West Wing episode that I thought was pretty good: