Chronicles of YHWH 23: Sense of Humor


Sense of Humor

Non-Religious Person: Up by the meadows, in the Valley of Arcadia, there is a patch of pure mystery and beauty that everyone should visit. It is very rejuvenating.

Religious Person: Yawn. Whatever.

Non-Religious Person: The Valley of Arcadia helps one reconnect with the inner child – and gaze with awe at the raw, breathtaking masterpiece that nature truly is.

Religious Person: Meh. Don’t care.

Non-Religious Person: And after drinking deeply of this vast beauty, it becomes quite hard to believe that such nature was created by the same cruel, vindictive monsters described in the various mainstream “holy books”.

Religious Person (Suddenly attentive): Wait. What?

Non-Religious Person: There is no way that any “gods” described by religious people could have created this beautiful world, with all its awe-inspiring features.

Religious Person: That’s not funny. You are not funny.

Non-Religious Person: I’m not trying to be funny. Just making an observation that should be obvious to anyone who is keen about nature.

Religious Person: Your joke is not funny. I know jokes. Yours is not funny. If your joke was funny, you would see me go “ha ha”. But I’m not going “ha ha”, so your joke is not funny. Even if everyone else in the world laughs at your joke, it is not funny, because I’m not laughing.

 

N/B: For access to all anecdotes in this series, check out List of all “Chronicles of YHWH” notes.

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About Joseph Wahome

Used to the quirky side of life: been there, done that, got burnt, got redeemed, sticking the neck out again, but this time, with some titanium necklaces.

14 thoughts on “Chronicles of YHWH 23: Sense of Humor

  1. john zande says:

    My good man, you should pop over to my post Christianity Dismantled in 38 Words, and read through the thread between Higharka and Noel. What do you make of that nonsense?

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  2. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Interesting dialogue! 🙂

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    • Joseph Wahome says:

      Ha ha. It’s but an illustration of just how adept the human mind is at filtering out what it doesn’t care for, and paying heed to what it is already attuned to. Mention some very important issues to some people, and if they are not interested, they will blissfully ignore the issues. But mention some obscure, amorphous issue to the very same people, and since they happen to be interested in them, they will hold a debate on those new issues till dusk.

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    I like this line of argument, from the NRP’s perspective of course.

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  4. Sonel says:

    I agree with NRP. Great dialogue. 😀

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    • Joseph Wahome says:

      Thank you, Sonel, for the kind words. It’s pretty illuminating what get’s the attention of some people, and what doesn’t, right? Ha ha.

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  5. Maria F. says:

    So funny, I had a laugh here, seeing your cat as an imperialistic, dogmatic soldier, except cats are always pardoned, as all animals are. Have you ever wondered whether humans actually hybridized from the ape, rather than having “evolved”? Somehow the so called “evolution” of humans began with the concept of “good and evil”. So the ape may be actually be the human, in its purest form….

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  6. Alex Autin says:

    I guess to someone whom all questions are answered by ‘God did it’, someone else having an actual sense of awe and wonder would seem a cruel joke.

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  7. Maria F. says:

    Oh but he also seems to be a Bishop, what else could you ask for?

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