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Offline ethiopicartist

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« on: February 22, 2006, 02:11:07 PM »
       I don't find relgious jokes funny unless its not about our Christiain faith.How do you feel is it sin or not to laugh about relgious jokes? Are we not to fear God?
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 02:40:01 PM »
Dear mother, dear mother, the Church is cold;
But the Alehouse is healthy, and pleasant, and warm.
Besides, I can tell where I am used well;
The poor parsons with wind like a blown bladder swell.

But, if at the Church they would give us some ale,
And a pleasant fire our souls to regale,
We'd sing and we'd pray all the livelong day,
Nor ever once wish from the Church to stray.

Then the Parson might preach, and drink, and sing,
And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring;
And modest Dame Lurch, who is always at church,
Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch.

And God, like a father, rejoicing to see
His children as pleasant and happy as he,
Would have no more quarrel with the Devil or the barrel,
But kiss him, and give him both drink and apparel.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 03:21:15 PM »
  ÃƒÆ’‚  ÃƒÆ’‚  I don't find relgious jokes funny unless its not about our Christiain faith.How do you feel is it sin or not to laugh about relgious jokes? Are we not to fear God?

Well, I mean no disrespect to you here; why would it be OK to laugh at jokes on other Faiths just not your own?  Is that treating someone else as you would be treated?  Then again, most of the religious jokes I know are on the foibles of human beings.  Sometimes jokes have been used to illustrate a point and that can be helpful.  And there are different kinds of religious jokes, a spectrum as it were. They're not all equal in wit or humor or charity.

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« Last Edit: February 22, 2006, 03:22:31 PM by Ebor »
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 04:16:50 PM »
Well, here's something I struggle with.  Would it be fine to laugh at jokes of your own religion, or even make jokes?  Where should the line be crossed?

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 10:06:30 PM »
 I know laughing in front of other people about a faith that we consider pagan is a sin because were not showing love towards our neighbor and bringing them into life with our beloved Lord Jesus.I guess it is a sin and type of pride when I really think about it.Well I can't laugh about jokes about the true God of the uuniverseI'm sscaredHe would be offended.Since I can't laugh about paganism and not the pagans then I guess should just laugh at myself.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 08:50:54 AM »
Well, Anglicans certainly make jokes about themselves:

"How many Episcopalians does it take to change a lightbulb?"

Ans 1: "3.  One to make the martinis, one to serve the martinis and one to call the electrician."

Ans 2: "10.  One to change the lightbulb and 9 to start a society and newsletter about how nice the old lightbulb was and what a pity they changed it."

 ;D

Then there's the Anglican version of "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General"

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 10:10:55 AM »
How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?



1. Change? What is this change?

2. Was it electric light bulbs in 19th century Russia? Fetch the olive oil and beeswax.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 11:39:54 AM »
How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?



1. Change? What is this change?

2. Was it electric light bulbs in 19th century Russia? Fetch the olive oil and beeswax.

Lightbulbs?  Is outrage!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 11:57:26 AM »
Why do Chalcedonians insist on the two nature formula?

1) Two is company, one is lonely.
2) The Bible says that "two are better than one" (Ecclesiastes 4:9)
3) The animals went into Noah's ark two by two - a metaphorical prophecy of the two natures of Christ.

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