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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A humorous thought

Irony is the humor of death. It is the laughter of the worm at work in the tomb. Having no substance of itself, it feeds off and corrupts the order formed by prior, constructive activity.

If this is so, then a country whose chief form of humor is irony is a dead country, though perhaps one whose corpse is still recognizable.

And also, irony has no place in the Kingdom of God.