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Old 05-04-2010, 06:44 PM
Dethbob
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John 20:19
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"

It has been argued that an omniscient God can not have a sense of humor, because humor is the result of the startle response; that you laugh when something unexpected happens. This might be true in some cases, but I donít think it explains everything. Why do old movies still make you laugh? Why do you burst out laughing when someone starts a joke youíve heard before? You know what the punchline is going to be, thatís why youíre laughing; so how could it be unexpected? Also, the richest grounds for humor are situations with which we are most familiar; there are far more sitcoms about family and work than about space travel or international finance. We laugh hardest when we see characters we know from our own lives, mistakes we ourselves have made. It seems that for us to find something funny it has to contain an element of truth, and more importantly it has to in some way make us aware of ourselves. With that in mind, I find it unlikely that a God who is by his essence Truth, and who told Moses that the Hebrews would recognize Him by the title ĎI AMí, would not have a sense of humor.
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