Saturday, July 11, 2009

Holy Laughter - huh?

The Blingdom of God posted this video from Everything is Terrible. I just don't know what to say...but in my speechlessness I am still captivated by it and left wondering...wondering...huh?

1 comment:

Jeff Trexler said...

It really is an interesting phenomenon.

Back in my Duke days, I studied the emergence of tongues speaking from the 19th century southern Holiness movement, and one of the things I noticed was an interest in a standardized, biblically grounded alternative to the array of supposed signs of the Spirit erupting in Holiness meetings--jumping over chairs, laughing, shouting and so forth.

From an information theory standpoint that makes sense--stronger signal to noise ratio and whatnot--yet once again signal giveth & signal taketh away. Pretty soon you need ways to distinguish among various movements within Pentecostalism. Lo & behold other gifts, such as holy laughter, soon erupt with a vengeance.

Of course, that's admittedly a naturalistic explanation. Maybe God is just easily amused!