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God has a sense of humor, why don't 'true believers'?

  1. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Any idea?
    Seems one of the great mysteries of life hmm

    1. pisean282311 profile image57
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well guess doubt , fear...

      1. kirstenblog profile image79
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        of God?

        1. pisean282311 profile image57
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          of treatment which god might offer....see most religion teaches god who is much like an judge...he rewards or punishes and such stuffs...

          1. kirstenblog profile image79
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I find that deeply and profoundly sad.

    2. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Whatever this 'god thing" is, it certainly does have a sense of humor! Just look at us and tell me we're not something to laugh at!
      Golly! The "good book" says "it," this god thing, made us in "its" image! Like father, like son! A-chip-off-the-old-block!
      Do ya think that just before "it" tosses ya into the pit-of-fire, "it" cradles ya lovingly close to "its" chest and whispers softly into your ear: "I love you so much!" Then squints "its" eyes and frowns, creating great furrows on "its" massive brow! "It" freezes you in "its" stoney gaze and bellows mightily so that "its" voice echoes across an endless abyss of raging flame and glowing charcoal! "Thou hast forsaken me! Thou has not bowed before my divine presence! Thou hast,against my command, SINNED and blasphemed your "daddy!" I cannot forgive such tyranny of thought and action against yo "Daddy!" Love you as I do, I MUST remand you to hell to suffer the pain and agony of burning for eternity.
      May your charred remains be, forever, a reminder to all, whom I have created in my image, of my need  to be praised, worshipped and obeyed!"
      "It" kisses you on the forehead, opens "its" mighty arms and lets you fall into a chasm of molten magma and flame.
      "it" can be heard muttering to itself as "it" 'floats" away: I so loved that child, I so loved that child, I so loved that child..........
      This biblical god thing does have a sense of humor! So do I! ROTFLMAO!
      Qwark

  2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    I found out I have a sense of humour. But that all stopped when I found out I was funny.

    1. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Did you ever consider that the one who told you you were funny was just funnin' you. Dont let the world rob you of your sense of homor. Humor is the only thing that takes full advantage of real stupidity. Alot of people serve no other purpose than providing the rest of us with entertainment. I do wish that the people weren't allowed to vote. Stupid is as Stupid Does, is no way to elect government officials.

  3. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 6 years ago

    As a minister I always look for opportunities to incorporate a touch or two of light-heartedness in my sermons and interactions.  God created us in His image.  This tells me that He also has a sense of humor.  It's true that humor can be twisted into something perverted however there are plenty of situations where humor is of good report and praiseworthy.  A good joke now and then wakes people up. smile

    1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes God has a sense of humor and so do I. smile I love good clean humor and I praise God for it big_smile. Some individuals in the forums twist humor in a perverted way against God.

      1. pisean282311 profile image57
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well it is between person and god..it is personal relationship and one must not interfere...i may make fun of god who are we to interfere?

  4. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Besides 'good clean humor' isn't really funny, its like a joke from a 5 year old, trying to hard to be funny and falling flat.  The point is, a joke is a joke, not to be taken seriously.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree.  I think that humor can be "clean" in that, genuine humor is wit at work capturing an absurdity, an irony or a counter-intuitive in just the right way.  It's the ability to find the exact right seam in the confines of tension that lets the pressure out. That does not require a "dirty" mechanism.

      1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
        Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed.

      2. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Shades, "clean" or "dirty" is completely subjective to oneself. wink tongue

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's very true.  I've seen people get chewed out by prudish types for "swearing" because they said, "Damn."  lol.  So, yeah, you are right, "dirty" can be almost anything depending on how sensitive/hyper-sensitive a person is. 

          I tend not to care so much about the language of humor as I do the intent.  If it's clever, it's clever.  Hiding from some elements of human experience because they make you uncomfortable doesn't remove them from existence.  I've never understood the hide-your-head-in-the-sand crowd. How is the illusion of a rated-G world comforting when you know it's an illusion by the very nature of your insistence that certain things never be brought up?

          "Hey Joe, there's a rattle snake under your bed."
          "Yes, let's not talk about that, I'm sleepy."

      3. kirstenblog profile image79
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This can be true with a truly witty comedian, not so easy for a 'non-comedian' if you will.

    2. nell79 profile image87
      nell79posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Some of the best humor comes from 5 year olds because they are truly the most honest in their views of the world, but are limited in their ability to say it. Some of my biggest laughs have come from something my kids have said or done.

      But anyway, to the point of this question, which was obviously asked to draw attention and controversy (hey, it works, right?). Not all believers have a good sense of humor, just as not all non-believers do. You run the risk of reverse prejudice by grouping everyone into two categories like that.

      Is dirty humor fun? It can be for a lot of people. Why? Mostly because of the sense of the forbidden when you engage in it. Much of its appeal is the whole shock factor. Is clean humor fun?  If you had asked me this years ago, I'd have probably said no. But you learn and you grow (if you're lucky) and are able to appreciate other types of things in life (including different kinds of humor). One of my favorites has always been satire--which I've seen done well by believers and non-believers alike.

      Anyway, there's my two cents

  5. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    How do you know God has a sense of humor?

    1. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Man created god in his image. Man has a sense of humor. This leads me to believe that any conversations about god are best entered into in a state of total drunkeness. Wont make the conversation any more intelligent but it does allow me to ignore the thoughts of the non-thinkers who think they know it all. What do you think?

      1. pennyofheaven profile image79
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Awww so...are you drunk? Wheres my drink?  Wasn't it god made man in his image? If so, because none of us are quite like the other, what would the image of god be if we are all in the image of god? That makes me laugh

    2. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How many 'sex' faces have you seen?
      God has to have a sense of humour creating THAT yikes

      1. Stump Parrish profile image61
        Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My normal face is something most comedians wish they were born with. And I once made the mistake of using a mirror and the face I made that you were refering to caused me to have mercy on my ex and ask for a divorce. I don't know how she managed to endure this face 3 times a day for 10 years.

        1. Flightkeeper profile image78
          Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol 3 times a day?! Oh dear.

          1. Stump Parrish profile image61
            Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I know what you mean, I finally figured out she was just using me for sex.

        2. pennyofheaven profile image79
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Its called love

  6. Flightkeeper profile image78
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    Well, kristen, since you're operating from the assumption that believers don't have a sense of humor, there's really not much of a discussion that can be had big_smile

    1. Stump Parrish profile image61
      Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now that was funny. You see most christians operate from the assumption that as an atheist, I am the baby eating spawn of the devil. This mindset doesn't allow for very much honest and open discussions now does it?

    2. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I only comment on what I see. These forums get way to serious and folks get all riled up and it is really all a complete joke, no one is going to change their minds or beliefs about religion or politics no mater how well we argue our side.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image78
        Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It is a complete joke but it's telling that you only see the true believers not having a sense of humor.

        1. Stump Parrish profile image61
          Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I love all kinds of jokes, polittically incorrect ones, jokes that are derogatory to a wide variety of cultures, I like off collor jokes and would probably enjoy an on color joke if I could figure out what one sounds like. I adore jokes about me and will make fun of me at my own expense for a laugh. Now if as the christians believe, we were made in god's image, I would venture to guess that she enjoys a good joke at her expense. I wonder if god ever let's her burka down and cuts loose on the stand up comedy club in heaven?

          1. Stump Parrish profile image61
            Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4152816_f248.jpg

            1. Castlepaloma profile image21
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              that's funny

            2. nell79 profile image87
              nell79posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Haha! What do you know? Clean and somewhat religious, but still funny! LOL

          2. pennyofheaven profile image79
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yep

        2. kirstenblog profile image79
          kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not sure exactly what it tells about me as I do believe in God, I just don't think of myself as a 'true believer' as I admit that there could in fact be no god, its just what I feel. Hey believe what you want, its no skin off my nose either way smile

    3. Woman Of Courage profile image60
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Flightkeeper, It's funny how anyone can assume all christians doesn't have a sense of humor. smile There is no humor in everything.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image78
        Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, that's why I thought this thread was a non-starter.  It already started with a negative attitude towards a group of people based on her own perception, how are you supposed to discuss that and get anywhere?

      2. kirstenblog profile image79
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you have a closer look at my OP and thread title you might notice I did not mention Christians but instead referred to 'true believers'. There is a difference. I even went so far as to put the term true believers in these little half quote thingies '  ' <-- those thingies.

  7. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    earthjoke.gpl

    Program name : Joke for Planet Earth
    Author: God
    Release Month : December
    Year : Unable to compile for humans
    compiler: gpl (god's programming language)

    jesus()
    {
    gender:male;
    pappa:joseph && god;
    mumma:mary;
    powers: awesome;
    }

    mary ()
    {
    status: virgin;
    gender:female; /*surrogate mother of baby jesus*/
    relationship:joseph;

    if (gabriel_notify()==1)
    {
    give_birth(jesus);
    }
    else
    {
    sleep(jesus);
    }
    }

    joseph()
    {
    status: virgin;
    gender:male;
    relationship:mary;
    /*surrogate father of baby jesus*/
    }

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ROFL, that was too good! big_smile

      1. Stump Parrish profile image61
        Stump Parrishposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I second the kristen ROFL

        1. Castlepaloma profile image21
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The U.S. is currently being used by the most evil people on the planet. ... Why not use your evilness and your own country's world power for Christian fundamentalists'

          Just by sprinkling Jesus over everything makes it all better, is very awkward and really funny, life is funny

  8. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    I'm a hilarious Christian....

    and rather attractive as well.

  9. manlypoetryman profile image75
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    I am a "true believer'...and I find this whole topic hilariously unfamiliar with many of the good traits of "true believers". But then, so goes it on Hub Pages Forums!

 
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