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A slightly longer version of the clip that used to be here. 

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Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 5:21pm

Are we not more advanced as human beings than that?

Look around at the human race and see if you can ask that again with a straight face.

Comment by rockytij on February 5, 2013 at 5:03pm

Comment by rockytij on February 5, 2013 at 4:42pm

Joan, to each his/her own as far as comedy goes. I found the slap-fight staged and silly, but worth a chuckle given an invented/assumed context.  It didn't look to me like anyone was injured or harmed at all.  If you're looking for advanced concepts to yeild enlightenment, relieve suffering, or solve the ills of the world, perhaps this group isn't the place to look.

   The Jackass series of movies were moderately successful.  So, apparently, some percentage of people do find stupidity, pain, and injury to be entertaining.

    Again, if you were offended by the slap-fight gif, I apologize.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 4:16pm

Being an observer of others' pain and using it as a comedy device just seems barbaric to me. Are we not more advanced as human beings than that? Release of whose suffering? 
If we observe a victim of religion doctrine, and make a joke of it, how are we to be a source for enlightenment? It is not the observer of suffering to whom we should cater; it is the sufferer who needs the relief. Do you think the raping priest should be entertained, or the rape victim who should be empowered?   

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 3:41pm

The emotional release from that suffering.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 3:36pm

Maybe that explains why humor involving pain is not funny to me. Laugh at suffering? Why? What is the point? What is there about pain that is funny? 

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 3:02pm

Well, you won't understand most comedy, until you learn to laugh at suffering.  The best comedy is directed at ourselves.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 3:00pm
Joseph P, I get your point. I come from a very different place when it comes to physical or emotional fighting. So, I can always delete such depictions and read on and whoever finds it funny can laugh. I cringe.
Comment by Joan Denoo on February 5, 2013 at 2:52pm

Grinning Cat, now, this is what I call funny!  It reveals lack of education,  it implies a person who has trouble expressing him/herself and does not mind revealing his unsophistication. The poor sot believes superstitions and propaganda. 

"Why do you love the devil?"

Because of homos? government recipients? adulterers? gangsters, etc., etc.

Spelling errors, punctuation errors, and reasoning errors. Can't get much funnier than that!

Comment by Joseph P on February 5, 2013 at 2:50pm

the video clip showing a priest and atheist boxing is if it were funny. I challenge the humor; it isn't funny. It is stupid, ridiculous, obnoxious, and solves nothing. When they get done, what do they have to show for their energy exertion? Black eyes? bruises? Who wins? the better boxer?

That's kind of the point.  The joke is that it's a metaphor for what it's like arguing with some believers.  It's just a pointless slap fight, which solves nothing.  That's the joke.

 

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