Harvard Researcher Sparks Theological Debate
In an unusual turn of events in the Joseph Biederman story, the question of his Divinity has become an essential part of it.
According to the New York Times story linked below, Dr. B. suggested he was only one degree of separation from the Almighty.
Harvard Medical School officials have been swift to respond. "The same could be said of all our professors," a spokesperson relayed. "Dr. Biederman was simply reiterating what has been our policy for centuries."
This evoked a sharp rebuke from the Harvard Divinity School. "Only WE can say who is, and who is not, one degree of separation from God. The Medical School is overstepping its authority here. Damn them."
In response to the squabble, the Harvard Law School has been called in to mediate. "The very fact that we are mediating," said the Law School, "proves that we are closer to God than either the Medical or Divinity School. Amen."
Meanwhile, Dr. Biederman Himself could not be reached for comment. The last thing anyone recalls Him saying publicly sounded something like, "Cut the baby in half."
But no one is sure. It could just as well have been, "Baby, My cut will be half."
Or something else.