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Can you make jokes about religion or is it unethical?


Do you have to be political correct and be serious when you talk about religions or can you make jokes about God,Allah,Christ and Mohamed? Is making jokes about faith a sign of bad manners, unethical and offensive or a healthy and a more humane approach towards religion and life itself.

 

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    true and humour is also a great weapon. I miss Spitting Image sometimes. It was such a healthy critic against politics. We could use a Cameron or Trump puppet right now.

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    Yes George Carlin is a fav. of mine too. As a standup you have to cross lines to shake up a society. A bit like the jester is the only one to insult the king. You need those people to open up a broader perspective.

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    Yes, laughing is very healthy. Self mockery is a necessery tool to keep your feet back on the ground. May it be jokes about Christians, Atheists, Muslims or Jehova Witness. We are human after all.and a smile is a wonderfull thing (and it's free!!)

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    well said, there is a difference in making fun of somebody with the aim to belittle on a personal level or to make a fun in a broader sense (except when it becomes racist or sexist.). Fun is healthy and, a laugh a day keeps the doctor away.

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    Don't know, it's mostly the fundamentalists who have the most problems with jokes about regions.

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    True, I don't want to go to much of topic, but yes, pc is used today as a excuse. It depends on the lawyer you have. If I call Trump a nazi then it's not seen as pc incorrect but as makings one's name black. And before you know it you're sued.


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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    It depends on the joke. Jokes can be about everything. Good jokes are intelligent though and have several levels. Dumb blond jokes for example are stupid and not funny. Jewish Sam jokes are for example intelligent and healthy self mockery.

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    yes, in general to make jokes to offend people personally is a bit stupid, but you can easily joke about a group (it depends on your taste and intelligence.) A good joke is intelligent. a stupid one about girls and cars not.

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    Sometimes humour is the best way to express your thoughts and its liberating. Dictatorships, extreme doctrines and rigid religions hate humour. Its a good weapon to criticize. and yes maybe you offend people but that's life. give some take some.

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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    Smile, the bible sure is funny, sounds like a good Q. Tarantino movie to me. ;-)