Tales from the New Testament
1. Discussing the difference between prophesy and prediction:
Teacher: I predict global warming will continue.
Student: I predict Al Gore is a stupid idiot who doesn't know anything.
Teacher (dying a little inside but with a smile): That is neither a prophesy nor a prediction.
2. Trying to bring another discussion to a deeper level:
Teacher: Why do you think I'm pressing you to give me more specific answers?
Student 1: Because you like to hear our voices?
Teacher (sweetly): Actually, no, not as much as you'd think.
Student 2: Well...umm...long pause...umm.......
Teacher: My thoughts exactly.