Religion Can Be Dangerous without a Sense of Humor | Dave Barry | Big Think

April 21, 2017
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Religion Can Be Dangerous without a Sense of Humor

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A religious person without a sense of humor? That's a dangerous combination.How can each religion be right and have conflicting beliefs? That, says Dave Barry, is why a sense of humor is crucial for religions to peacefully co-exist. Being able to laugh a little at our own behavior keeps us flexible, and religion really only becomes a danger when it's too rigid or is imposed on others. When a situation is tense in any area of life, humor is one of the most reliable ways to defuse it and find common ground again. The same goes for religion. Dave Barry is the co-author of For This We Left Egypt?.

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