WWJD? A Statistical Analysis
I dreamt last night that I was teaching or working in a seminary. I was working on a project where, with a team of grad students, I was doing a thorough cataloging of all of the verbs in the New Testament associated with Jesus, particularly from the Gospels and doing a statistical analysis of the frequency of these verbs so that we could say, with some statistical certainty, what Jesus would do.
I remember I had a rather lengthy discussion of whether we should admit the verb "to be" into our calculations as was argued that the word is often just a linking verb and has no real existential meaning in most cases.
I also remember a dean or a vice president or some such authority being very upset with me because he thought I was trivializing the whole thing and wasting time.
The interesting thing is, now that I have had the dream, I think this might be a fun project to do in reality.