Friday, March 7, 2008


To wake students up, I once remarked that Jesus and Mary were like most poor
Middle-Easterners (Jesus slept outside on the ground)—they probably had lice.

An ‘F’ student ran to the dean, Father Maziarz,
to denounce me as a heretic.

Maziarz responded, “Lyons is not a heretic; he’s a horse’s ass.
One reason to take theology is
so you can tell a heretic from a horse’s ass.”

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