SEQUITUR/NON SEQUITUR—CATHOLIC MATHby Don Lacey on Apr. 30, 2012, under Atheism, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Faith, Logic, Reason, Religion, That's Life!
Another short excerpt from Out of God’s Closet by Dr. Stephen Uhl (with permission)
SEQUITUR/NON SEQUITUR—CATHOLIC MATH
Little Tommy (who was Jewish) was doing very badly in math. His parents had tried everything: tutors, specialists, counselors, everything they could think of. Finally, in a last ditch effort, they enrolled Tommy in the local Catholic school.
After the first day, little Tommy came home with a very serious look on his face. He didn’t even kiss his mother. He went straight to his room and started studying. Books and papers were spread all over the room, and little Tommy was hard at work.
His mother was amazed. She called him to dinner, and, to her shock, the minute he was done he marched back to his room without a word; in no time he was back hitting the books. This went on for some time, day after day, while mother tried to under- stand what made all the difference.
Finally little Tommy brought his report card home. He quietly laid it on the table and went to his room and hit the books again. With great trepidation, his mom looked at the report card, and, to her surprise, Tommy got an “A” in math.
Mom could no longer hold her curiosity. She went to his room and said: “Son, whaaaat was it?? Was it the nuns?”
Little Tommy looked at her and shook his head, no.
“Well, then, was it the books, the discipline, the structure, the uniforms?? WHAT WAS IT?”
Little Tommy looked at her and said, “Well, on the first day of school, when I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they weren’t fooling around.”