Only Angels Fly
A blunder was made by a bishop in 1870. While visiting a small denominational college and staying at the home of its president, he expressed the firm conviction that the Bible predicted that nothing new could be invented. The educator disagreed. “Why, in 50 years I believe it may be possible for men to soar through the air like birds!” he said. The visiting dignitary was shocked. “Flight is strictly reserved for the angels.” He replied, “And I beg you not to repeat your suggestion lest you be guilty of blasphemy!” Ironically, the bishop was none other than Milton Wright, the father of Orville and Wilbur! Only 30 years later near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made their first flight in a heavier than air machine – the forerunner of the many planes that now dot our skies!
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