Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
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11-01-2017, 12:58 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
One of the Unwritten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Snicker!

They live in a black and white world and if you're laughing you aren't fearing eternal dalmatian.

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11-01-2017, 01:36 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
Totalitarianism doesn't like laugh. It shows how silly it's claims are.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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11-01-2017, 02:25 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
(10-01-2017 11:08 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  What's the deal with that anyway? What is it about religious indoctrination that makes people so fucking humorless? Any thoughts on this?

Christianity is a death cult.

Death cult.

That's what it is. Nietzsche referred to it as "Anti-life".

This is the reason I have argued against it and studied it so long.

Humour=Life.

Humourlessness=Death.

There is no room for humour within a cult devoted to death.

Meanwhile, people dance with Bacchus every night. Smile

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11-01-2017, 07:44 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
I like to think that on some level they know it's all crap and if they laugh about it they'll break the barrier that lets them keep believing anyway. Isolating it on a pedestal and never actually looking at it lets them keep it. In order to laugh about it they'd have to look.

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11-01-2017, 07:56 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
(11-01-2017 12:58 AM)Paleophyte Wrote:  They live in a black and white world...

This. Humour requires ambiguity, double-entendres and other things that require flexibility in language and thought. They've deliberately cut themselves off from the middle ground, which is where all the funny stuff is.

I'm sorry, but your beliefs are much too silly to take seriously. Got anything else we can discuss?
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11-01-2017, 08:13 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
Anyone who thinks that ritualistic simulated cannibalism is a good idea, pretty much as to be a humorless fuck....................

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11-01-2017, 08:17 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
(11-01-2017 12:42 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote:  
(10-01-2017 11:08 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  What's the deal with that anyway? What is it about religious indoctrination that makes people so fucking humorless? Any thoughts on this?

The first rule of the false prophet is always "Don't laugh!".

This is because when you start laughing, you notice the nonsense even more.
Or as it is often framed by fundamentalists, an "air of frivolity" about such serious matters is "disrespectful". If you really believe you're talking about people's eternal souls, it's not a laughing matter.

Except ...

Why would a little humor be a threat to even a serious matter? Only if it's bloated up with false unctuousness and think-skinned pompousness, that's why. Only if there's no factual basis and everything depends on theatre, that's why.

In my experience, humor is a great test to see if something can survive a little irony, much less scrutiny. If the source is that easily threatened and offended, you can be fairly sure they are skating on thin ice.

Many theists, especially the fire and brimstone-oriented preachers, are trying to gin up an ominous atmosphere to push their ideas forward, and it's easily punctured by levity. That's the real problem.
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11-01-2017, 08:58 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
I would probably lose my sense of humor if I were brainwashed.

Also, they don't have time for levity, as all of their free time is spent judging everyone who doesn't think the same way they do.

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11-01-2017, 09:36 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
(11-01-2017 12:07 AM)Reltzik Wrote:  .... bile is a sense of humor.

*flees for dear punning life*

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11-01-2017, 09:38 AM
RE: Why do the religious right not have a sense of humor?
(11-01-2017 12:58 AM)Paleophyte Wrote:  One of the Unwritten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Snicker!

They live in a black and white world and if you're laughing you aren't fearing eternal dalmatian.

That's a lot of dog. Angel
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