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Mystery:Does God Have a Sense of Humor?

Campaign sign of the real candidate Robert Crook, posted throughout Mendham, NJ, in Oct. 2018.
"But the one who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them." - Psalm 2:4 (ESV)

Much humor is poking fun at how seriously people take themselves, which may reflect God's laughing at man. Proverbs 8:31 states that God finds amusement with the human race. Also, a humble, self-deprecating willingness to "turn the other cheek" as urged by the Bible is an essential part of a sense of humor, and is something many liberals lack. Here are some examples of humor that could first be for God's amusement, then man's:

  • Historical Events: one of the most important official religious assemblies in history -- called a "diet" -- occurred in 1521 concerning Martin Luther in Worms, Germany, and hence became the "Diet of Worms."
  • Politics: within weeks after Barack Obama was sworn in as president in 2009, Obama-supporter Bruce Springsteen was the half-time performer at the Super Bowl. His most famous song is "Born in the U.S.A.," but he did not perform it then, presumably because that is an unwanted controversy about Obama.
  • Football: Tim Tebow's completion of ten passes for 316 yards, at 31.6 yards per completion, in his stunning playoff victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, echoed his promotion of John 3:16 and caused a million searches on the internet for that verse.
  • Names: remarkable skills or traits are associated with people who have unusual names to match. Jim "Trusty" is the name of a leading attorney who spent 28 years as a prosecutor and more recently represents Donald Trump.[1] Political candidates often have ironic names, such as Eric "Crony" who lost his race for a county board seat in Illinois in 2022. The current heavyweight boxing champ (2020 WBC title) is an undefeated fighter named Tyson Fury, his first name at birth inspired by the legendary boxer and his last name speaks for itself. Perhaps the greatest wrestler in history had the last name "Gotch". The largest toll evader in Pennsylvania -- $127,967.40 including fines—is a man named Jarrett Stiff.[2] A star wide receiver for the NFL Dallas Cowboys is named "Michael Gallup." Jaime Sin was such an extraordinary priest that he was elevated to the esteemed position of "Cardinal", making him "Cardinal Sin."[3] Other examples include "Usain Bolt" (the fastest sprinter in world history), "Learned Hand" (one of the finest judges in history), "Michael Arms" (an Olympic rower from New Zealand),[4] "Billy Sunday" (one of the most famous Christian preachers in American history), "Richie Incognito" (an NFL all-Pro offensive lineman who made headlines for badgering a teammate),[5] "Marcus Smart" (a star basketball player who did the not-so-smart shoving of a fan who heckled him during a game),[6] "Lester Wire" (inventor of the first electric traffic signal),[7] and "George McGovern" (a former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate). Also, there are many whites named "Black" and many African Americans named "White". Russell Brain was a famous neurologist whose textbook, Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, is still in wide use. The consonants of the name of longtime RNC Chairman Reince Priebus spell "RNC P.R. B.S."
  • Nutty Theories: the originator of the "Oxfordian theory" that the Earl of Oxford was the secret author of Shakespeare's poems and plays was a British schoolteacher named "J. Thomas Looney."[8]
  • The Wedding at Cana: it was a huge faux pas for the host to run out of wine, leaving the guests stranded with nothing to drink (the water was probably not drinkable), but the last laugh was by the servants and Jesus when they gave a welcomed surprise to the host without explaining the source.
  • Implausible Absurdities: the election outcome for the 2000 presidential election was implausibly close in Florida, and apparently Al Gore lost because some Democrat voters in a predominantly liberal area misread the "butterfly ballot" and ended up voting for the conservative Pat Buchanan.
  • Logic: man has a sense of humor, and man was created in the image of God. Hence God has a sense of humor.
  • Political Scandals: liberals once mocked General David Petraeus by calling him "General Betray Us"; liberal President Obama subsequently appointed him as head of the CIA, whereupon he caused a massive scandal that betrayed liberals by embarrassing them.
  • History: man's sense of humor improved with the discovery and expansion of Christianity, which indicates their strong correlation. Friedrich Nietzsche, after attacking Jesus and God in the last books he would ever write, went insane.
  • Sociology: the massive carvings of caricatures of human beings found, without a plausible explanation, on Easter Island.
  • Political atheists: atheistic political figures are known for their lack of a sense of humor, such as Attila the Hun and Adolf Hitler, which suggests that the opposite of God is a lack of sense of humor
  • Religious: the encounter on the road to Emmaus, described at Luke 25:13-31, strongly suggests that God has intervened in amusing ways; also, God sometimes uses sarcasm, as in Amos 4:4.
  • Scientific: snowstorms have disrupted global warming conferences; regions that promote the global warming hoax have been subjected to brutally cold weather and record-breaking snowstorms.
  • Zoology: there are various animals, such as the duck-billed platypus, the cheeky monkey or the long-necked giraffe, that seem designed in order to amuse.
  • Atheism: atheistic nations like North Korea are known for their lack of a sense of humor.
Richard Dawkins
The movie The Atheist Delusion features the new atheist Richard Dawkins being the object of audience laughter due to something unreasonable he said.[9] Dawkins indignantly asked the audience, "Why is that funny?".[10] See also: Atheism and humor
  • Ontological: God is defined as the greatest being conceivable, and it's better to have a sense of humor than not; therefore God has a sense of humor.
  • Intrinsic Humor: some humor is funny to virtually everyone who has a sense of humor - which would be impossible in the absence of intrinsic humor. Yet intrinsic humor would be impossible unless God appreciated it also.
  • Contradictions and Disbelief: contradictions and surprise are the essence of humor, and God's allowance of their basis to continue to exist suggests that God may find amusement in it.
  • Landmarks: the historic building for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is named after its longtime Judge John Minor Wisdom - not major wisdom, but minor wisdom.
  • Media: Within weeks after the lamestream media made the unlikely claim that Fidel Castro—who had not been seen in public since the frail dictator went to a hospital for a very grave condition in July 2006—had met the Pope, a five-day suspension was imposed on Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen for expressing admiration that Fidel Castro has such longevity.
  • Inexplicable Humor: liberals in Colorado wanted to expel the successful, but outspokenly Christian, Tim Tebow, but he ended up in a much bigger media market as a result, and received even more publicity.
  • Dreams: some dreams might be God playing a trick for amusement purposes on you.
  • The Bible: see humor in the Bible
  • Idolatry: some who idolize Obama think that he is an atheist, when in fact he is likely a Muslim
  • Miracle Catch of Fish (John 21:1-25) - God chose to reveal himself in a humorous by telling the fishermen, who had unsuccessfully tried all night to catch a fish, to cast their nets on the other side of the boat, which nearly broke the net with such a large catch of fish.
  • Adultery: The seventh commandment Thou shalt not commit adultery shows God has a sense of humor because when a womanizer from Arkansas had an affair with Miss Monica Lewinsky he tarnished his presidential reputation and created a field day for conservatives.

Secular left, humor and hypocrisy

See also: Atheism and humor and Atheist hypocrisy and Essay:Comedy and satires concerning atheism and evolution

Although the secular left is known for ridiculing religion since at least the time of French Revolution (see: Atheism and mockery), the secular left is known for its humorlessness when it comes to others poking fun at its ideology (See also: Atheism and humor and Atheism and intolerance).


  9. The Atheist Delusion Movie (2016) HD
  10. The Atheist Delusion Movie (2016) HD