Skip to comments.Christian Improv: What's Funny at Warren's Church
Posted on 07/28/2009 11:04:39 AM PDT by Cecily
There are many things Evangelical Christians are good at, such as bake sales and talking to me on planes. They're less adept at other things, such as comedy and fighting lions. Christians aren't funny because they tend to be literal-minded. Also because they're sad about having had sex with only one person. So when Kevin Roose, author of the excellent new book The Unlikely Disciple, told me that Rick Warren's giant Saddleback Church has its own improv group, for the first time in my life, I felt my calling. I may not be the Woody Allen or Jon Stewart of the secular world, but in the land of the unfunny Christian, the one-joked Jew is king.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
There are many things Evangelical Christians are good at... They're less adept at other things, such as ...fighting lions.
Genocide for laughs. Time magazine declared God dead in the 1960s.
I'll be glad when Time-Lies-Warner-Turner goes belly up and declares (moral) bankruptcy.
Wow. I suppose Jews and ovens is funny too Time Magazine.
He’s hot like he’s in an oven or something ... hmmm, not so funny when the target isn’t a Christian, is it?
Jewish people are jealous of Christians. Despite of being declared of God’s chosen people, Christian civilization have achieved far more than Jewish one. Indeed, Jews have only prospered in Christian countries. A Messianic rabbi once told me Christians should make Jewish people very jealous to draw them to Christ.
Rick Warren is a joke.
At least the non-Christian gets it (assuming that the others are, in fact, real Christians as alleged).
So...when the Sunday morning "seeker service" can't draw "seekers" (unsaved and uninterested in/rejecting of the Gospel)...bring on the comedy. It is as funny as hell!
Here are just some of the “less adept” Believers:
And Joel writes for Time. Time magazine. For the benefit of all manlike, Joel leaves the heavy lifting to intellectual giants. Evidence of his aspirations remain in the lobby at some second rate dive. I would suggest his columns, like Obama’s Styrofoam sculptures, deserve a more popular location; the landfill.
They're less adept at other things, such as comedy and fighting lions. Christians aren't funny
I have noticed that, that explicitly Christian humor, the stuff you might hear on Christian radio, tends to be kind of flat.
While I think it is a fair critique that some of us evangelicals need to develop a sense of humor — this article is nothing more than a hit piece on Christianity.
I get the impression that the author would be quite delighted if we were thrown to lions again (coming soon to the Middle East?).
“Its funny how many people replying this post are just using it only as an opportunity to take a shot at Rick Warren....”
It’s unfortunate that you’re using this post “only as an opportunity” to criticize individuals whom rightly question Rick Warren’s ministry.
Furthermore, it is obvious that you fail to recognized that most of the posts have been comments on the authors opinions, and not on Rick Warren.
One of the main points in the article concerns Rick Warren and his church. So, Freepers whom are expressing their opinions about Saddleback are not off subject.
“...a fair critique that some of us evangelicals need to develop a sense of humor...”
I disagree. Many of our friends, as well as our own family, have a great sense of humor. What the author is saying, and others believe, is that if we don’t find THEIR brand of comedy to be funny, we lack any sense of humor.
“...-this article is nothing more than a hit piece on Christianity.”
I disagree with the first half of your
I did say “some” in my first statement — I have some evangelical friends who seem to have lost the capability to smile :)
I know that you did not level a sweeping accusations, but the author sure did.
Boy, if anyone wishes to see a group of individuals that lack a sense of humor, all he/she needs to do is watch liberals.
Better yet, say, “Sarah Palin”. Watch the “humor” and color leave them like jews at Revival.
Because... Again, Rick Warren opened the door for them to do so.
Yeah, as a matter of fact, I pay money just to watch liberals reactions to names, such as:
Joe the Plumber
Antitheist bias from Time-Lies is nothing new and should not come as a surprise.