A little girl was talking to her public school teacher about whales and how she was taught in Sunday School that a whale had swallowed Jonah. The teacher cranked up his self-righteous indignation and said that it is physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human – even though it is a very large mammal, its throat is very small.
The little girl remained steadfast in her position and reiterated that indeed, a whale had swallowed Jonah. Irritated, the teacher again stated that a whale could not swallow a human. “It is physically impossible,” he asserted forcefully.
The little girl said, “I’m not sure how it happened, but when I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.”
The teacher retorted smugly, “What if Jonah isn’t in heaven?”
The little girl replied, “Then you ask him!”