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    Do with the thread title as you will. Too easy. But I was wondering that since the Bible is supposed to address the human condition, and since I know we are good at cracking wise even in the worst of conditions:

    what humor is found in the Bible.
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    'You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.' Matthew 23:24


    Comedy gold.
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    02 Mar '17 19:09
    penny wise and pound foolish

    Not funny, and not original. Is the Bible blank about this.
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    02 Mar '17 22:362 edits
    Originally posted by apathist
    Do with the thread title as you will. Too easy. But I was wondering that since the Bible is supposed to address the human condition, and since I know we are good at cracking wise even in the worst of conditions:

    what humor is found in the Bible.
    I did a paper on this subject in college.

    The only place in the Old Testament where humor is mentioned is in the story of Jonah. (After preaching in the city, God allowed a plant to grow suddenly, to shade Jonah and "sooth his ill humor"😉

    Obviously God found it funny to have Jonah be swollowed by a fish and spat up on the beach.

    Personally i think it was funny the way God got Moses attention. Remember, Moses was raised as a prince of Egypt. Logic and reason. So here you have a bush, burning, and not consumed. (ok figure that one out, smarty pants)
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    02 Mar '17 22:491 edit
    Originally posted by apathist
    Do with the thread title as you will. Too easy. But I was wondering that since the Bible is supposed to address the human condition, and since I know we are good at cracking wise even in the worst of conditions:

    what humor is found in the Bible.
    Humor, I think, is based on surprise.

    A number of stories in the Bible contain surprises that to me can easily invoke a smile or laugh or sense of humorous irony.

    ie. The meeting of the terrified Jacob of his brother Esau.

    The Lord Jesus making Peter pay the tax with a coin found in a fish's mouth.

    Some of the events in the life of Samson, perhaps.
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    02 Mar '17 23:28
    Originally posted by apathist
    Do with the thread title as you will. Too easy. But I was wondering that since the Bible is supposed to address the human condition, and since I know we are good at cracking wise even in the worst of conditions:

    what humor is found in the Bible.
    Bill Hick' take on the bible and Christianity is hilarious
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    02 Mar '17 23:31
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    'You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.' Matthew 23:24


    Comedy gold.
    Perhaps it is the fact it is comedy gold which explains why robbie carrobie has used it as a "witty" retort (and escape hatch) what feels like hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times. 😉
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    02 Mar '17 23:39
    From the mid 14th century, humor is a bodily fluid.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    Humor, I think, is based on surprise.

    A number of stories in the Bible contain surprises that to me can easily invoke a smile or laugh or sense of humorous irony.

    ie. The meeting of the terrified Jacob of his brother Esau.

    The Lord Jesus making Peter pay the tax with a coin found in a fish's mouth.

    Some of the events in the life of Samson, perhaps.
    Surprise point, yes. Was talking about laughing, feeling good or trying to, and looking for jokes and kidding.

    The Bible is blank. A dark place, no kidding. No place for a happy seed to grow.
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    02 Mar '17 23:49
    Originally posted by apathist
    Surprise point, yes. Was talking about laughing, feeling good or trying to, and looking for jokes and kidding.

    The Bible is blank. A dark place, no kidding. No place for a happy seed to grow.
    It's almost like the bible and it's followers are saying "keep the humour out of here- it is the work of demonic forces"
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    How about the test on the Baal worshippers at 1Kings 18:25-29?
    (1 Kings 18:27) About noon E·liʹjah began to mock them and say: “Call out at the top of your voice! After all, he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought or he has gone to relieve himself. Or maybe he is asleep and someone needs to wake him up!”
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    03 Mar '17 16:22
    Originally posted by roigam
    How about the test on the Baal worshippers at 1Kings 18:25-29?
    (1 Kings 18:27) About noon E·liʹjah began to mock them and say: “Call out at the top of your voice! After all, he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought or he has gone to relieve himself. Or maybe he is asleep and someone needs to wake him up!”
    yes that is a good one LOL
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    03 Mar '17 16:26
    Originally posted by apathist
    Do with the thread title as you will. Too easy. But I was wondering that since the Bible is supposed to address the human condition, and since I know we are good at cracking wise even in the worst of conditions:

    what humor is found in the Bible.
    On this forum. The funniest comment i ever read came from sonhouse, it was in reference to to creation of the cosmos. "Star Poop"
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    04 Mar '17 17:47
    Originally posted by Pudgenik
    yes that is a good one LOL
    pure anthropomorphism
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