Quote# 86473

Does God Have a Sense of Humor?

Although rarely, if ever, is the sense of humor of God discussed or analyzed, there are many compelling reasons to conclude that God does have a sense of humor:

logic: man has a sense of humor, and man was created in the image of God. Hence God has a sense of humor.
history: man's sense of humor improved with the discovery and expansion of Christianity, which indicates their strong correlation.
politics: atheistic political figures are known for their lack of a sense of humor, such as Attila the Hun, which suggests that the opposite of God is a lack of sense of humor.

Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia, Mystery:Does God Have a Sense of Humor? 59 Comments [3/18/2012 4:21:29 AM]
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Atilla the Hun was an athiest?

3/18/2012 4:29:41 AM

Krimzon Flygon

If you want to have a healthy, balanced sense of humor, you gotta be able to take criticism. Laughing at other people's expense makes up only half of it. You gotta self deprecate at times. God, to put it bluntly, can't. In other words, God's sense of humor, if he has one, if he even EXISTS, runs almost entirely on laughing at the misery of OTHERS.

Why the hell would I worship a sadist like that?

3/18/2012 4:43:34 AM


Actually, if God existed, he'd probably laugh at how stupid some of his followers are. That means you, Mr. Assfly.

3/18/2012 5:19:53 AM


Another item in this article not quoted here was snowstorms interrupting global warming conventions. IIRC, Texas was in a severe drought last year and Governor Perry had more than one prayer day to get some rain. The drought got worse after the first one and it only rained after an atheist conference in Houston.

And to think, I was hoping to find an item on the platypus in the full article.

Back to the quoted part, Conservapedia is the biggest joke of all.

3/18/2012 5:23:37 AM

D Laurier

Attila? Sorry bub. Attila believed in the gods.
If you are looking for an atheist, try Pierre Trudeau.

3/18/2012 5:51:07 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

Please cite your evidence for Attila the Hun's lack of a sense of humor.

Better yet, please cite any evidence for you having any sense whatsoever.

3/18/2012 5:51:55 AM

How do you explain George Carlin?

3/18/2012 6:11:39 AM

How do you explain George Carlin?

3/18/2012 6:22:13 AM


Ever check out Christian Comics? I have, it's dismal. How about Right-Wing or Republican comics, always talking up religion, always running down progressive ideas, and again, dismal.

I in fact have a theory that has so far stood the test of time: those that ninche market themselves into religious or far-right arenas haven't the talent to make it in the competitive wider market.
EX: Christian rock, a market forced into existance by a restriction on secular exposure. Yes I know some Christian bands have achieved national success, but only as they grew more skillful as bands do over time. Their comics never expand the material.

Some have eeked out a succesful career, Dane Cook's a Christian, some people think he's funny. No honestly, he's popular, for some reason that eludes me, he's apparently funny but I must have seen his off-night performances.

And who made Andy Schlafy an expert on anything, let alone comedy? Conservapedia's a prime example of a mindset that fosters no humour save the ability to express the absurd as a desirable outcome.

3/18/2012 6:25:13 AM


We can actually watch his grip on reality slip day by day.

3/18/2012 6:30:48 AM


"How do you explain George Carlin?"

Schlafly explains Carlin as evil and disgusting. Yeah, that's the level of Schlafly's sense of humour.
The whole far-right fundie world went into their vengance cheers the day Carlin died.

3/18/2012 6:32:08 AM


Does God have a sense of humor?

Evidence: the Platypus. 'nuff said.

3/18/2012 7:01:06 AM

Depeche Mode

I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours
But I think that God's got a sick sense of humour
And when I die I expect to find him laughing.

3/18/2012 7:15:20 AM

Night Jaguar

"If you are looking for an atheist, try Pierre Trudeau."

Trudeau was a Catholic.

3/18/2012 7:17:34 AM


The question of whether or not God has a sense of humor is very different from the question of whether or not Christians have a sense of humor. Christians are not God, not by objective fact and not by their own espoused beliefs.

Andy needs to be reminded of that from time to time.

3/18/2012 7:35:35 AM


Yeah. It's true. That God of the Bible is one funny deity.

Just look at Sodom and Gomorrah. The people of Sodom wanted God's angels to come out, but Lot offered to let them gang-rape his daughters instead. Then when the people refused, the angels snickered and said to the terrified girls "ha-ha, juuust kidding ... actually, we can turn them blind. But you should have seen the looks on your faces when you thought you were going to be raped! It was priceless!"

God told Lot and his family not to look while He was having great fun killing people with burning sulfur. When Mrs. Lot did, did God just kill her outright? No. He turned her into a pillar of salt! Creative. And much funnier.

Lot, on the other hand, had no sense of humor. That nonsense about his continuing to use her on his French fries is just a blasphemous myth.

3/18/2012 7:48:36 AM


Andy you're a fuckwit, again.
I could list a dozen comedians that are either agnostics of atheists.
The one telling factor is their considerably funnier than the ones who identify as Christians.
(Side note, I heard a couple of Muslim comics a while back. They were hilarious)

3/18/2012 8:18:20 AM


If God didn't have a sense of humor, he wouldn't have invented the Schlaflys. Meanwhile, Attila was a Tengrist, and just because he got sore over people calling him "Shorty" doesn't mean he wouldn't have fancied a good Schlafly joke.

3/18/2012 8:22:22 AM


George Carlin.

That is all.

3/18/2012 8:27:30 AM


Well it does explain the platypus.

3/18/2012 8:51:42 AM

Attila the Hun an atheist?, sorry to wake you up but the idols he worshipped were not souvenirs.

3/18/2012 9:12:57 AM


Christians do indeed make people laugh. But it's not because they've got a great sense of humour...

3/18/2012 9:18:31 AM

#1: Attila the Hun wasn't an atheist.
#2: Christianity did indeed increase our sense of humor. After all, we're constantly laughing at you when you display stupidity such as this.

3/18/2012 9:46:35 AM

Thinking Allowed

Is Andy suggesting he knew Attila the Hun?

3/18/2012 10:12:11 AM


Jesus wept (but not as as the Bible goes did he ever laugh)

3/18/2012 10:25:45 AM

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