Some archeologists found the remains of Jesus in a burial cave
Concerned at the theological import of the find they decided to
contact leaders of various churches before publically announcing
They first called the Pope, who was horrified. However, after some
consideration he agreed, "I will support your findings and issue a
The archeologists then called the Methodist church council. The
leaders were outraged and insisted that the conclusions were
erronious. They too agreed to send out an announcement.
Exasperated the archeologists called the Episcopal Bishop of New
York. After worriedly explaining to him what they had found there
was a long pause. Finally the Bishop said "Oh, so he existed?"