Monday, February 09, 2009

Mohammed Ali Flying High is Brought Down to Earth

Years ago when Mohammed Ali was in his prime, he was about to take off on an airplane flight.
Following standard procedure, the steward asked all passengers to fasten their safety belts.

Noticing that he hadn’t fastened his, the steward gently reminded him to buckle up.

In his usual brash style, Ali retorted, “Superman don’t need no seat belt!”

Quickly but gently the steward reminded him, “Superman don’t need no airplane either.”

Ali reportedly fastened his belt.

Source: Alan C Thompson, ‘2 Corinthians 4: 6-9’, Review and Expositor, 94 (1997), 456.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Ali.