There’s something called dark humor & many people indulge in its twisted entertainment. Dark humor has no respect for taboos. It can be horrific & even macabre. A person spewing out dark humor often treats sinister subjects with levity & amusement. And some psychologists even posit that the ability to enjoy dark humor may be a sign of a liberal disposition to life. The assumption is that anyone who can find humor in death, handicap, war etc looks at life more as an experience than a predicament!
Ok. Let’s check your dark humor pulse with this: “Where exactly are you taking me, doctor?” the patient asked. “To the morgue,” the doctor replied. “What?” The patient panicked. “But I’m not dead yet!” “And we’re not there yet,” the doctor said.
And this: Two hunters are in the woods when one of them collapses. His hunting buddy immediately calls 911. “My friend isn’t breathing,” he shouts into the phone. “What should I do?” “Relax,” the operator tells him. “I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There’s silence, and then a gunshot. The guy gets back on the phone and says, “OK, now what?”
And this wicked one: I’ll never forget my Granddad’s last words to me just before he died. “Are you still holding the ladder?”
Funny? Somewhat or hilarious? Am not judging you! Not a few persons guffaw at inappropriate jokes, and especially those with shock values. But then, there’s a point where a ‘joke’ crosses the line! This is where even irreverent people draw a line. At this point, we are not discussing appropriateness or otherwise, but contemptible & unpardonable! It is no longer any kind of humor, but a morally reprehensible & offensive conduct!
- rape is no joke!
- paedophilia is no joke!
- racism is no joke!
- slavery is no joke!
- revenge porn is no joke!
- suicide is no joke!
- domestic violence is no joke!
The scriptures gives an unambiguous instruction:
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” – Eph 5:11
No! There is no justification for finding humor in these evil works! There is no excusing anyone who practices or promotes these evil works! Every time we see a display of inhumanity to another man, it is an affront on our collective humanity! And more-so as Gods people, our stance must be firm & consistent: the wicked should not go unpunished!
May the Lord give you grace to stand for right & stand against wrong! May you never be a victim of the wickedness of other men! May the Lord keep you from all evil in Jesus Christ name!