[Ads-l] Saying: There will be prayers in our schools as long as there are final exams

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 15 05:19:19 EDT 2018

Can Lord Ashley be a self-reference if Ashley Cooper is actually Frank
Bunker Gilbreth Jr.?

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 10:35 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>

> A professor writing an algebra book contacted me to explore the
> following quotation attributed to journalist Cokie Roberts.
> As long as algebra is taught in school, there will be prayer in school.
> There are many variants of this quip, and the QI website now has an
> entry on this topic with a first citation dated September 22, 1964.
> The event inspiring prayer was a final exam.(The subject was
> unspecified.)
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/08/14/prayers/
> Barry Popik has a pertinent webpage with citations beginning in 1983,
> and he is acknowledged and linked.
> https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/as_long_as_there_are_final_exams_there_will_be_prayer_in_schools/
> Additional earlier citations and germane information would be welcome.
> Garson O'Toole
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