Holy Humor

Jesus enjoys a good laugh

Jesus enjoys a good laugh

The following joke was given to me by my Mother, who received it from an 85 year old priest she is caring for.  I laughed out loud when I read it and wanted to share.

Be forewarned that those who are easily offended due to overzealous political correctness or overseriousness about religion may not find it funny.  However, for those of us who believe God enjoys a good laugh read on.

Holy Humor


There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
1. He called everyone brother.
2. He liked Gospel.
3. He didn’t get a fair trial.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
1. He went into His Father’s business.
2. He lived at home until he was 33.
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
1. He talked with His hands.
2. He had wine with His meals.
3. He used olive oil.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
1. He never cut His hair.
2. He walked around barefoot all the time.
3. He started a new religion.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:
1. He was at peace with nature.
2. He ate a lot of fish.
3. He talked about the Great Spirit.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
1. He never got married.
2. He was always telling stories.
3. He loved green pastures.

But the most compelling evidence of all – 3 proofs that Jesus was a woman:
1. He fed a crowd at a moment’s notice when there was virtually no food.
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn’t get it.
3. And even when He was dead; He had to get up because there was still work to do.

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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9 Responses to Holy Humor

  1. Lynda says:

    The picture of the laughing Jesus is one of my favourites. Thanks for posting it.

    • I like this one too. I imagine Jesus having a highly honed sense of humor and irony; I wish I had better linguistic skills and could read the Gospels in Greek as I am guessing that there are many subtle humorous phrases that get lost in the language and cultural translation. Annotations can only help so much.

  2. Haha I’m literally sitting alone in my office laughing so hard. I needed a good laugh this morning. Thanks!

  3. Loved that. Had to share it with my friends on Facebook.

  4. Cristina says:

    This is hilarious. Thank you for sharing it. A great distraction today!!!

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