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Religious Humor

  Over the years I've collected a large number of jokes, humorous stories and anecdotes dealign with religion. Here are a few of them, arranged in no particular order. (When I find more time, I'll organize them thematically.) The humor you'll read may delight or it may offend, so venture forth at your own risk. I personally find something to smile about each of these jokes, but our tastes may differ. That's the nature of humor.  
  Although it is fun to laugh and to enjoy life's ironies, there is a more important reason for considering religious humor. Our humor often says a great deal about our values, how we perceive other people, and how we perceive ourselves. For example, many of the jokes poke fun at the groups we belong to; others are aimed instead toward people from different groups. Some jokes use children to invite questions about religious belief and practice. It seems that by seeing things through a child's innocence, we may find it easier to deal with the quirks of life... and with the queestions surrounding our own mortality. What's more, whatever our beliefs may be, humor may build up our own beliefs or attack the beliefs of others.  
 

So as you read these pages, consider your own humor and what function it may play in your experience. Do you laugh at yourself as easily as you laugh at others? Are there subjects (such as "death") that are never funny? Or perhaps you find it difficult to be serious about certain subjects? Enjoy the laughs, but then take a moment to think about them more critically. You may learn something interesting about yourself!

 


Baptist Services
Baptist Dog?
Church Jokes
Morning Coffee
Door-to-Door
Dr. Laura
Tombstone Epitaphs
God is Watching
Going to Heaven?
The Lord's Prayer
Mormon Barbie
The Mormon and the Cowboy
You Might be a Mormon if...
Mormon Reasons the Chicken Crossed the Road
A Nun's Peril
Practice
Prayer for Health
Existentialism to the Rescue!
Creation & Work
Vus Tutzuch?
Lessons from Noah
God's Antitrust Lawsuit

Water Skiing on Sunday
Overheard on the Ark
Children's Wisdom
Curiosity
Squirrel in Church?
Healthy Living
Memo from Santa
Dividing Souls
The Baptist Cowboy
A Miracle of Technology?
Blessing the Dead Robin
HMOs and the Pearly Gates
The Good Deed
Church Bulletin Bloopers
Dogs in Heaven
Vices
Father of Many
Zealous Preacher
Comparing Salaries

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