|11-08-2008, 03:47 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The Darkness / The Never
Do you think its about time Catholics, Muslims, Protestants, CoE's and any other religious movement should start developing a sense of humour?!
I just notice all the time that religious leaders get offended by silly little things like using one word thats "against their religious teachings" or they are annoyed because a government official ignores their advice because if they do, its religious discrimination.
For the love of cheese people, lighten up!
Religion is something to laugh about, something to take with a grain of salt and an interesting social experiment at best, its not a world ending decision.
|11-08-2008, 04:00 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Yes they should get a sense of humour. ^^,
It seems like the opinion is that religious beliefs should be refered to with some special respect, more respect and PC-ness than other belief systems. In reality this comes down to treating the most common religions in a society with more respect than other, more fringe belief systems. This is my understanding of it.
Last edited by Elrond; 11-08-2008 at 04:02 PM.
|11-08-2008, 04:13 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Its a funny thing how religion is represented in the press, on the news etc. If we believed half of what we read I think most people who were religous would abandon ship because youre right they all look like miserable old farts with no sense of humour. Fortunately for us though who perhaps have more contact with our leaders we get to see the warmth and the joy that they experience. I read an interesting article once about a Hollywood actor who met John Paul 2nd. I think the actors name was Michael Keating. He played Batman at some point so you might know who I am talking about if I have got the name wrong. Anyway he wasnt going to go to meet the Pope because he thought he wouldnt like him due to how he had come to perceive him. In the end though he decided to go . What the heck, it was an oppertunity in a lifetime . Apparently he was astounded by the man, his charisma and the profound sense of joy he experienced in his company. It might be better not to believe everything we hear or see reported about these people. Its got to be said Desmond Tutu is hardly a miseryguts.His Holiness the Dalai Lama is always laughing even though his homeland is under the tyranny of the Chinese Government. I believe Mahatma Ghandi cheered most folk up too. Martin Luther King jnr was known not just for his sense of justice but for a deep inner joy. John 23rd joked all the time. John paul 1st left us with many images of a cheery soul. Mother teresa brought smiles to lots of faces. Yes there are gloomy old diehards who hold fast to their own particular beliefs and as a result spread misery but not all religous leaders belong to that camp. By its nature the secular press seems to be unable to avoid painting a miserable picture of spiritual leaders, fortunately though some of us see through this.
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