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So Anyway, Jesus, Muhammad, and Moses Were Playing Golf One Day …

So Anyway, Jesus, Muhammad, and Moses Were Playing Golf One Day …

conflict, conservatism, culture, Enlightenment, Hebrew Scripture, humor, jokes, monotheism, polyvocality, Religion, Renaissance, Spirituality
Why don’t gods ever laugh? Or more precisely, why don’t the gods of the three great monotheisms – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – ever laugh? Also, a corollary question: why don’t the spokesmen – they are always men – of the gods ever laugh? Why does no one – the gods or their spokesmen – ever tell a joke? Well, actually that is not strictly true. God does laugh in the Hebrew Bible (Prov. 1:25-26a, NASB): And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof; I will also laugh at your calamity ...  And also Psalm 37:12-13 (NASB): The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming. There are also a few sparse examples of great biblical characters laughing, as when Sarah laughed at being told of th