- Religion and Philosophy
My View on whether GOD has a sense of humor or not
I used to think GOD had a sense of humor. But the more I learn, the more HE teaches me, the more I realize HE does not. Just because GOD gave man a sense of humor does not mean HE HIMSELF has a sense of humor. Nowhere in the bible is there evidence of a sense of humor. GOD's dealings with man are deadly serious. souls are at stake...nothing to laugh about there. Man made gods have a sense of humor, and are often ill tempered and mischievous, playing pranks on humans and doing other things on them for their amusement. GOD does not need to be amused. Our sin and certainly our suffering is not a source of amusement to HIM. HE teaches us not to laugh at another man's calamity...so why would HE? Throughout the bible, HE had to punish people...But HE neither enjoyed it nor derived amusement from it. No more than a parent does when punishing a child they love.
Ezekiel 33:11...KJV...Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Christians like to tell jokes concerning GOD...to me that is being disrespectful of HIM and even mocking HIM. Just because you see humor in something does not mean GOD does. GOD does not see humor in disobedience to HIS commandments, or seeing how far you can stretch their meanings. GOD is not man.
Isaiah 55:8,9...KJV...8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
There are many times in our lives when GOD allows things to happen, and we see humor in it...it does not mean that GOD did it on purpose to make us laugh...no more than the boy who went to push a glass door open only to discover there was no glass in the door and so fell through it intended to make those watching laugh. Why do people laugh at others when they trip, slip, bump their heads...you get the idea? It starts from infancy. My little nephew would go into a fit of giggles whenever my grandfather would walk through a doorway and pretend to slam into the door frame. I do know that GOD gave us laughter just like crying because both are healing. GOD grieves. HE experiences joy. But HIS sorrow and HIS joy are so much deeper and purer than we can ever begin to comprehend, and for reasons we will never fully understand. We as humans give GOD very little to be happy about. I do know that every time a soul is saved there is great rejoicing in heaven.
I do not believe GOD has a sense of humor...at least not one we can comprehend.
- I Exist, Therefore I Am
sharing a bit of my philosophy for any who might be interested in it.