Laurel and Hardy used to generate belly-laughs out of simple and innocent situations–like in Be Big, in which their whole plan for the night gets torpedoed because they simply can’t get Laurel’s boot off Hardy’s foot, and they wreck the apartment, trying.
As an example of where comedy is today, Saturday Night Live this weekend, in an effort to satirize the new Bible-themed movies that are coming out (Son of God and Noah), televised a takeoff on the story of Adam and Eve. It starred Lena Dunham, star of a TV show I’ve never seen, as a kind of overacculturated, 21st-century, air-headed Eve. You may watch this hopeless two-minute flop here ( http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/girls-star-lena-dunham-gets-nude-mocks-bible-snl ).
I wasn’t much offended by it. To me it seemed to mock not the Bible, but our own contemporary stupid culture. Was this the writers’ intention?
I mean, the Bible is holy, but Bible movies aren’t. Some years ago there was a made-for-TV Noah movie in which Noah had to deal with pirates. It doesn’t get more asinine than that.
No one but a fool mocks God. It’s like trying to knock down Mount Everest with a pea-shooter. This SNL bit is a great example of a folly that mocks itself. When those who performed the skit are totally forgotten even by their nearest and dearest, God’s Word will remain.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:4)
You can be sure God will have the last laugh. And it will be a mighty laugh.