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.