This was click bate spin off from the circumcission thread, where the clicker is tempted see if by "small" I am referring to something else about the brethre (which I happen to believe by the way). I think I need to find another hobby. Making fun of the brothren is sure fun though, I have to tell ya.
avoid loud laughter......(wtf)i never understood this and it was totally contrary to my personality, cause i love loud laughter, at least when I hear something funny.......and evil speaking of the lord's anointed.....well, isn't that just a little too convenient. (what if they deserve it?)
Don’t remember any leaders having a sense of humour. And when they tried it was an epic fail. And I don’t remember laughing much as a mormon, or any leaders making me laugh. Remembering some of the crap now I prefer to laugh at it when possible rather than dwelling on all the spiritual abuse. Having said that my brother and one of my ex boyfriends are two of the funniest people I’ve ever met, and both are mormon. I only wonder now if being mormon has made them less funny over time, than if they weren’t mormon. Because how can you have the best sense of humour and make people laugh when you are subject to mind control, when you can’t swear and when so much normal life stuff is taboo?
I just remembered I used to listen to John Bytheway as a new member. Who was that guy? I just googled him and he’s a teacher at BYU or something but I remember his talks for YSAs and it was all supposed to be very funny. I doubt it would be funny now. I just wondered if anyone remembered this too and if they found him funny?
I know plenty of leaders/members with great humor, including a bishop who is a humorist and cowboy poet, who I've about busted a gut listening to. Problem is that church isn't the place to display it. In church, you get points for being serious and humble and contrite and shedding tears.
"Because how can you have the best sense of humour and make people laugh when you are subject to mind control, when you can’t swear and when so much normal life stuff is taboo?"
I overheard a guy listening to George Carlin, who is funny, but I couldn't get past the profanity. Not sure how inserting the F word 8 times in every sentence increases humor, but apparently without it, nobody would laugh. Seems overdone to me, and smells of cult behavior - in church get points for crying - elsewhere get points for swearing.