noel00 Posted April 4, 2011 Share Posted April 4, 2011 I was watching online the last session of the LDS conference, where an apostle was talking about how his wife had pointed out that he needed to look at people when he is talking to them. I think it was Bonhoeffer who said we really need to listen to our brother.(Life Together) It made me laugh because I experience the same thing, where my wife might point out some bad habit I have. Coming from her I know she has my best interests at heart. There is an interesting paper on Karl Barth and Humour http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/webforum/022011/DeCou%20Too%20Dogmatic%20for%20Words%20Final.pdf. He talks about how Ferguson, late night comedian states that we should never make jokes of other people' failures. We make fun of Britney Spears, who is also a mother of two and a child herself. The shows make fun of the spectacle Charlie Sheen makes of himself on Youtube. The man has problems. Anyway read the paper, it makes interesting reading.It's important to have the ablity to laugh at oneself.Just in case that url does not work try http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/webforum/archive.shtml Link to comment
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