In my article “Haha. Imagine that.” I offered a rejoinder to the following Ricky Gervais tweet: “Imagine if you carried on believing in Santa and the tooth fairy into adulthood. And even killed & started wars over it. Haha. Imagine that.” In the discussion thread, Logical Question then offered the following response: “Viewing Gervais’s tweet […]
Overly Uptight Atheist Activists?
This week Jon Stewart’s Daily Show featured a segment on Mary’s Gourmet Diner in North Carolina with the (hilarious) correspondent Jordan Klepper. The controversy arose because Mary’s offers a 15% discount to those who pray before their meal. This was enough to raise the ire of Dan Barker, author of Godless, and co-president of the Freedom from Religion […]
51. On God and Comedy: Trading jokes with comedian and pastor Dan Taylor
I suspect God has a sense of humor. But do Christians? In this episode of The Tentative Apologist Podcast I sit down with Dan Taylor to explore that very question (and a few others). By day, Dan is the lead pastor of Disciples Church in Edmonton, Alberta and by night he is one of Edmonton’s top […]
The beauty of laughter
Humor is a beautiful thing. It makes us human and it helps us deal with the very worst that life can throw at us. In life’s darkest moments the comedian’s salve is no less worthy than the priest’s. I was reminded of this the other day while watching an episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in […]