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Two Ministers

A Baptist Minister and a Presbyterian Minister are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The Presbyterian leans over to the Baptist and asks if he would like to play a fun game. The Baptist just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.

The Presbyterian persists and explains that the game is real easy and a lot of fun. He explains "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don't know the answer, I'll pay you $5."

Again, the Baptist politely declines and tries to get to sleep. The Presbyterian, now somewhat agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I'll pay you $50!"

This catches the Baptist's attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game. The Presbyterian asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The Baptist doesn't say a word, but reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the Presbyterian.

Now, it's the Baptist's turn. He asks the Presbyterian "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?"

The Presbyterian looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to his church- all to no avail. After about an hour, he wakes the Baptist and hands him $50. The Baptist politely takes the $50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep.

The Presbyterian, more than a little miffed, shakes the Baptist and asks "Well, so what's the answer?"

Without a word, the Baptist reaches into his wallet, hands the Presbyterian $5, and turns away to get back to sleep.