But Seriously …

Oldmanlaughing

The following is a quote from Ayatollah Khomeini.  I'm not quoting him to claim that his words are somehow representative of Islam – that's not my point (and I don't know anyway).

I want to share the quote because of its unbelievably defective view of the nature of God, and because often it's easier to see what is good and true by contrast.  Read on:

Allah did not create man so that he could have fun.
The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer.
An Islamic regime must be serious in every field.
There are no jokes in Islam.
There is no humour in Islam.
There is no fun in Islam.
There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.
AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI

If you wish, you could (and probably should) compare with this:

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
GK CHESTERTON

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