Friday, November 13, 2009

Suspension of disbelief

I can't remember how it came up, but in history class today one student claimed that "Barack Obama is the antichrist." This statement prompted angry outcries from several other students. I simply responded, "Barack Obama is Christian."

The student scoffed. "Have you been reading the papers?" he asked.

"If you believe that," I said, "I have a bridge to sell you."

It took the kids a while to figure out what that meant. Fortunately it got the class off the scent long enough for me to reroute back to the lesson.

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