I can see no where in the bible where god has a sense of humor. There is one goal and one goal only in the bible, SERVE HIM and suffer doing it, if you must. God is a vengeful and jealous god as i believe it says in the bible. He has no time for humor.Quote: Nareed
I should think a god like the Biblical one, you know, omnipotent, would have a sense of humor.
BTW, I will confess to a minor guilty pleasure of mine: I saw, and very much enjoyed, a Spanish musical called "El Diluvio que Viene," about a second Bible-style Flood which has God as a voice-only character, and a Catholic priest as the lead. It helped the lead was played by Hector Bonilla, who is a pretty good actor. God delivers some punch lines all throughthe play, after setting up the priest as straight man. (SPOILER: there's no Flood at the end).
"Yeah, but what are the chances of that happening?" Penny in The Big Bang Theory, telling a quantum physics joke.
I can see no where in the bible where god has a sense of humor. There is one goal and one goal only in the bible, SERVE HIM and suffer doing it, if you must. God is a vengeful and jealous god as i believe it says in the bible. He has no time for humor.
Old SNL sketch:
Brad Hall: One should ask God if He has a sense of humor.
Tim Kazurinsky: Of course he does! Why else would he have invented penguins?
It's simple logic. If we grant the premise that the Bible is true (preposterous), then God created man, and pressumably woman, in his image and likeness. Therefore people, pressumably both men and women, are God-like. So:
People are created in God's image
People have a sense of humor
Therefore God has a sense of humor.
I rest my case.
And this is exactly why I can't stand some religion or religious people. IMO Prayers to God or Jesus should not be used for such nonsense. This is the exact opposite of being christian( forgiveness and understanding). You should be praying Fred had found the error of his ways in his last moments and is at peace and not spinning in anything but the glory of god. You should hope he will be in heaven with the rest of you no matter what he has done.
I doubt God would want you wasting your time talking about Fred at all.
I have never met a group of such literal stick in the mud people than some of the atheists on this forum. Can't a brother have a little fun? Of course I want this poor man and all people to be saved. Lighten up a little bit.
As far as God's sense of humor is concerned I'm sure Frank's book is fine but read anything by Rev. James Martin, S.J. In fact he has a book called "The Saint's Guide to Happiness". If we do the will of God, which is mainly to serve others by the way, then we will never be more happy. Try it out!
Ever see an armadillo?
I have never met a group of such literal stick in the mud people than some of the atheists on this forum.
Recently someone adviced me to use smiley faces on jokes to make it clear I'm joking <shrug>.
Can't a brother have a little fun?
I don't see why not.
Long ago I read a joke concerning some Pope during a visit to a hospital named something like "The Holy Spirit." The head nun being introduced to the Pope, and having her share of nerves at the meeting, said, "Your Holiness, I'm the superior of the Holy Spirit."
The Pointiff reportedly replied, "How fortunate! I'm merely the vicar of Christ."
I don't often tell Christian jokes because for the most part I don't understand them. But I think I get this one.
I've said this before, but the Christians that pound on doors and annoy strangers are the few that I respect. At least they are trying to keep others from going to hell. Most Christians seem pretty indifferent about it.
The outspoken atheist Penn Jillette makes the same point. If you truly believe that I am going to endure eternal suffering unless I convert, isn't it your moral duty to convince me? Of course it's still annoying to me when you do so because I'm never going to be convinced, but I can see where you are coming from.
Re. Phelps, you don't get it. They are not trying to convert anybody from or too anything. The lack of understanding of who they are says more about you than them. They could give a s@%$#t about you going to hell.Quote: djatc
You get Christ points for converting people. I've been approached at malls by church people to join their religion/cult and they get referral points just like pyramid schemes.