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Humor in the Bible?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Ormiston, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Ormiston

    Ormiston Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if there is any implied humor in the Bible? And on that note, in anyone elses spiritual texts or prayers?
     
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  2. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Jesus used a LOT of humor...

    Casting legion into a herd of swine owned by Jews.

    Calling Peter "Rock Johnson".

    A camel passing through the eye of a needle.

    The list goes on.
     
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  3. Majikthise

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    I find the whole thing hilarious, in a scary sort of way.
     
  4. SarahBeara

    SarahBeara Member

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    Maybe there is humor that we don't even know about because of our culture. Humor is a cultural thing and what's funny in one culture might just be a simple or stupid statement in an other.
     
  5. Mr Spinkles

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    Huh....I had never thought of those things as humorous before, but I suppose they could be....interesting.
     
  6. Linus

    Linus Well-Known Member

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    2 Kings 2: 23 Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!"
    24 When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.

    :biglaugh:

    Pretty funny if you ask me...
     
  7. cmotdibbler

    cmotdibbler Member

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    This from John 13:10 (NIV)
    Jesus answered, "A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you."

    I always thought Jesus was implying that the disciples were smelly and therefor funny. However verse 11 continues...

    For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
     
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