Is sarcasm a sin?

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  1. MarleneB profile image95
    MarleneBposted 10 years ago

    Is sarcasm a sin?

  2. William R. Wilson profile image60
    William R. Wilsonposted 10 years ago

    Only if god doesn't have a sense of humor. smile

  3. rajan jolly profile image92
    rajan jollyposted 10 years ago

    Depends on how religious you are! Jokes apart, I feel being sarcastic is a sin since it shows contempt. Contempt is a feeling of hate & not love. God is love not hate. So sarcasm is a sin.

  4. move2move profile image60
    move2moveposted 10 years ago

    Being Sarcastic is a good way to make fun about yourself or others by not taking yourself too serious, without hurting anyone as long you keep it into context and everybody gets it.
    On the other hand, I heard a few times ago that the word "Sin" on its true signification, means "defective", this being related to the function of our D.N.A ...
    We know through science that our D.N.A isn't working in the full extend that it eventually would as less than 10% works actively and the rest is unconnected and considered Junk-D.N.A because no specific useful function can be allocated to them. So ... 10% working and the rest hanging around like puzzle peaces that only wait on it to be assembled ... that doesn't sound to me like a coincidence and would fit with the description of a "defective" state that it apparently seems to be in. Same analogy can be found with our brain; a very little percentage is used and the rest remains  not accessed, in a similar amount than the D.N.A Percentage. So I personally don't believe that we're "Sinners" the way it has been taught to use for ages but is rather the incomplete state we're in for what reason ever ...

    That would explain a lot and to see ourselves as "Sinners" the way we've been taught by some religions, would have to be strongly reconsidered and is then probably based on a wrong understanding of the word.
    Plus, how could laughing about  ourselves & others in a healthy, non-harming context be a sin in the classic popular meaning of the word?!

  5. jeanniedoe profile image55
    jeanniedoeposted 10 years ago

    No its not a sin. Sarcastic people are sometimes doing it because they wanted to joke or its only a part of their sense of humor.

  6. MisterH profile image59
    MisterHposted 10 years ago

    I hope not: it's part of the culture in the UK.

  7. AfricaResource profile image60
    AfricaResourceposted 10 years ago

    Sarcasm is a big part of the culture in the UK, it's just a different way to answer a question or make a comment and is usually pretty funny! No harm intended in most cases!

  8. ThoughtMonkey profile image73
    ThoughtMonkeyposted 10 years ago

    Sarcasm is a great way to make a point if used correctly but can also cause offense. But I do not think offending someone is a sin however unpleasant it may be.

  9. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 10 years ago

    So long as it doesn't hurt the one you are being sarcastic with, NO.

  10. lone77star profile image81
    lone77starposted 10 years ago

    Sarcasm is a tool or a mode of communication.

    Any tool can be misused or abused.

    I would think that any tool that is used selfishly (for the aggrandizement of the self or ego) would be a sin. Any focus on the self (ego) is a "turning away from God."

    I can't think of any examples, but Jesus may have used sarcasm on occasion. He certainly used irony when he talked of John the Baptist being a stumbling block.

  11. WookieWonderfuls profile image59
    WookieWonderfulsposted 10 years ago

    I hope not! I am rather sarcastic but never to hurt anybody, I just enjoy a giggle smile

    Some people use it to upset or anger the other person but I don't, so I think I'm safe smile

    Some people really don't appreciate it however, apparently it is the lowest form of wit...but I'm good with that hehe. Then again i hear people say that they don't mind certain types of sarcasm but hate other types.

    As others have said, it certainly seems a culture in the UK


  12. royalblkrose profile image59
    royalblkroseposted 10 years ago

    yes, sarcasm is a sin. Because being sarcastic is not honest speech. People are sarcastic because they would rather hide their feelings on a topic by being sarcastic,then honestly say, "yes", "No", "I'm sorry", 'I'm not interested", "that was dumb", "I don't like that", "I don't like you",  "I'm uncomfortable with ...."

    Sarcasm is used also as a defense because you're insecure, or in a place where you honestly cannot reveal your emotional state- as in an abusive relationship, or in certain customer service dealings.

  13. Civil War Bob profile image59
    Civil War Bobposted 10 years ago

    Well, says sarcasm is, "harsh or bitter derision or irony; a sharply ironic taunt; sneering or cutting remark." 
    Jesus said in Luke 6:45 that what's in your heart comes out of your mouth. 
    Paul followed up that in Ephesians 5:29-32, "Let no unwholesome talk proceed from your mouths, but only such as is good for building up...Let all bitterness...wrath...anger...clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another..."
    Logic seems to dictate that sarcasm is a sin.

  14. alisha4u profile image38
    alisha4uposted 10 years ago

    No, it's not ! It's just an expression..


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