Monday, September 26, 2011

The Problem of “Funny Calvinists”


  1. I love dishing out a good ribbing and I've been told a few times by friends that I have a "caustic sense of humor."

    But I've also been a little convicted by the proverb, "Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, 'I am only joking!'" (26:18-19).

    One may argue that what's being spoken of here in the proverb isn't a caustic sense of humor, but I've seen that a caustic sense of humor can often have the same result.

    What I've tried to do, often unsuccessfully, is reserve my caustic sense of humor for my friends that I know have a thick enough skin to handle it. With many people it doesn't go over well, and especially on the internet.

  2. As an Italian from Philly, I can dig that