by Wayne Greeson The cartoon shows a man standing before a rack of greeting cards. A sign over the rack reads “Schadenfreude Greeting Cards”. The cards in the rack include “greetings” such as: “Glad you were fired”, “Glad your home was repossessed” and “Glad you got divorced.” Schadenfreude (shaa-duhn-froy-duh) is a German word brought into…

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Question: Sometimes when I’m joking, I will mostly say jokes like “There’s a cockroach on your shoulder!” when there isn’t. I like to use sarcasm too. Are these jokes counted as sin? Is sarcasm bad? Answer: Lying is always wrong. “But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers…

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Question: Is all dark humor a sin? Answer: Dark humor refers to making something that is shocking, morbid, or disgusting into a joke. A part of its appeal is the strength of the conflicting emotions that it brings about. The problem is that it treats serious subjects as if they were not serious. This would…

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Question: Is all sarcasm sin? Answer: Sarcasm is defined as “witty language used to convey insults or scorn.” Generally, sarcasm appears to be praise, often over the top, which actually conveys disapproval. Sarcasm, considered by itself, is not sinful. It is a language technique that can get a person to sit up and take notice…

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Question: This question is about lying. Is lying in all views, such as white lies or small lies, a sin? Is there such a thing as using a lie to help someone? I can’t think of a good example now, but I do hope you know what I mean. There are also lies about even…

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Question: I have read an article written by a member of a church of Christ writer called “By Nature the Children of Wrath” refuting the Calvinistic doctrine of total depravity. I would just like to ask whether you agree with the arguments offered in this article. If not, why not?  May God bless you. Answer:…

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Question: How can a nine-year-old get a girl? Answer: Water balloons work really well if your aim is good, and if you catch her by surprise, you might get a little way down the street before she clobbers you.

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Put your mouse over the question to see its answer. Printing this page will include the answers along with the questions. What animal could Noah not trust? The cheetah. What kind of lights did Noah have on the ark? Flood lights. What Bible character may have only been a foot tall? Nicodemas … he was…

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by Louis Cochran In passing a Methodist camp meeting one day in September he stopped to watch a young Methodist preacher baptize a howling, rebellious infant by sprinkling water on the squirming body. When the service was concluded, he stepped to the front of the crowd and, identifying himself, took the preacher firmly by the…

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