An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Honest Laughter

(Pro 26:19 KJV) So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?

A recent clip being shown on the internet involved Joe Biden speaking to the troops and calling them “stupid bastards”.  The short clip was supposed to show that Biden had no respect for the troops.  The Biden campaign said he was joking.  Although I am not a supporter of Biden, after watching the clip I have to agree with his campaign.  He was obviously doing a bit of locker language in order to connect with his audience.  I don’t think any of the uniformed personnel in the audience thought it was anything but funny.  

The ones who should be apologizing are the people who clipped the video.  They cut off his next words and the response of the soldiers and marines.  I am guessing they laughed and clapped.  We need to be careful in the use of humor and how we interpret it.  We need to be careful in how we respond.  I know that I found that with certain people I try to turn off my sense of humor completely.

So?  Laughter is wonderful but not at the cost of integrity and truth.


Gorges Smythe said...

If that's the case, it's despicable, Yet they've done the same thing to Trump constantly, so it's hard to give Biden much sympathy.

Pumice said...

One of our hardest standards to live up to is to operate on a higher plain and not on their level.

Grace and peace