Islam and humor

Carl Simpson writes:

In light of your wonderful enhancement of my original e-mail, I am reminded of the Great Ayatollah Khomeini’s pronouncement:

“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”

[Ayatollah Khomeini, from Vol. 4 of Khomeini’s opus, “Tahrirolvasyleh,” also notated as “Tarir-ol-Masael”, pub. Darol Elm, Qom, Iran, 1990.]

Humor is thus a form of rebellion against the likes of Khomeini, Rice, and Bush, who are truly the most humorless folks on the planet. I thoroughly enjoy the guilty pleasure. Glad to see that you enjoy it as well. May we joyfully laugh all the way to victory.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 18, 2006 10:22 PM | Send

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