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Old 12-17-03, 12:34 PM   #1
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The Bishop and His Boys

Back in the late 1880s, Bishop Milton Wright attended a conference of the United Brethren Church that was held at a college in Columbus. One of the speakers at that conference had "the future of the Church" as his assigned topic. It was a time of tremendous invention and industry. The speaker dreamed of a day when people might ride in self-powered carriages or even ride in flying machines. The Bishop, a stern defender of the faith, stood and spoke angrily denouncing such foolish dreams and visions. "The Scriptures," he said, "tell us that God has reserved the power of flight for the angels. If God had wanted man to fly, He'd have given us wings!"

The Bishop left the conference that night and returned to his home in Dayton, where he was greeted at the door by his two young sons...Orville and Wilbur.

That story is of suspicious authority, but gets repeated pretty frequently.

I just thought I'd take a moment to give props to the Bishop's sons on this 100th anniversary of heavier-than-air flight. Hats off to a couple of bicycle mechanics who changed the world.
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If GOD hadn't wanted man to fly, he would not have given him the intelligence to figure how to fly.
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Oooh, good comeback
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If God had wanted man to fly, he would have filled our heads with helium instead of brains.
Hmmm... I think there is a "Blonde Joke" in there somewhere?
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I thought 'the Bishop and his boys' was going to be a euphemism for something.

Imagine my diappointment.
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No Alister, its the POPE who wears the funny hat.
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I thought it was going to be a Monty Python skit, "It's the Bishop..." "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition..." "Tie her to the comfie chair..." "This parrot has ceased to be..." "Dinsdale..." "I would like to see two bricks smashed together..." "Inspector there's a tiger behind you?..." "Ah yes the adventure of chartered accountancy..."
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Is that a Monty Python Quote?
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It's fun to charter an acountant and sail the wide accountancy!
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