Entertaining Jesus quips brings me back to my early 20s. I was married to a Catholic man (wonderful guy, still love him just not in a “let’s be married” way) and quickly tearing off my Christian doctrines. I wasn’t yet ready to come out with my disbelief of God’s existence, but it was hard to hold back on things I found hilarious about the Christian beliefs.
Mary having spirit sex with God, talking donkey, the whole Satan thing, demon possession vs. mental health… You name it. All came pouring out.
Eventually, it ended with a sit down talk with the husband about how all this upset him. After a dodgy explanation, he flat out asked me “are you an Atheist?” I said yeah, and there went the marriage as well as my staying in the closet.
Do I regret it? No. A lot of the Bible stuff is hilariously absurd. Did I go too far sometimes? Probably.
Still funny though.
Or is it? How far is too far? Are there things that shouldn’t be joked about or is all fair in the name of comedy?
As an Atheist, my mind equates Christianity and Islam with all out-dated and not believed by anyone religions (Greek, Egyptian, Norse, etc) but the facts are that people still honestly believe these things. Absurd as it may seem.
So what are your thoughts? Penny (or nickel, Canadians) for your thoughts?