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Fr. Jim Martin on Jesus' sense of humor


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Fr. Jim Martin, Jesuit priest's book, "Between Heaven and Mirth" shows that Jesus did have a sense of humor--but we just don't get it. In this interview with Stephen Colbert, he discusses some of the ways he would have been seen as hilarious, admitting, "it falls flat with 21st century humor." 

One example: Isaac means "he laughed." So, Fr. Martin maintains, "the three monotheistic religions started with laughter." 

Colbert replies, "They don't giggle much together (today)." 

 

I think I'm going to pick up a copy of this book. 

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