George Buttrick was a famous preacher and professor. Once he was riding on a plane and scribbling a lot of notes. The fellow next to him asked him what he was doing. Buttrick told him, “I’m a preacher, preparing Sunday’s sermon.”
“Ah, religion,” the man replied. “‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ That’s my religion. Nice and simple. That’s how I like it.”
“I see,” said Buttrick. He kept working.
Some time later he turned to his neighbor and asked, “So what do you do for a living?”
“I’m an astrophysicist,” said the man. “I teach astronomy at a university.”
“Ah, astronomy,” Buttrick replied. “I see. ‘Twinkle, twinkle little star.’ That’s how I like my science. Nice and simple.”
Via Arni Zachariassens blogg.