Let me say up front I like to laugh. I like to hear my husband laugh....he really knows HOW to laugh with joy! And the neighbors know it! Awhile back we had a family birthday celebration on our deck. Friends who live two blocks away told us later they knew we were having a party... they could hear my husband's laugh throughout the afternoon. Two blocks away!
Laughter is good. And good comedy is good. I like comedy.
But there comes a point when comedy and laughter can turn mean.
The news channels reported the jokes David Letterman made this past week in regards to Sarah Palin and her 14-year-old daughter.
And I have to say this...it wasn't funny, Mr. Letterman. It was mean, snide, nasty and ugly.
That's not comedy.
I don't care if the comments were in reference to Palin and daughter, or Michelle Obama and daughter, or Hilary Clinton and daughter, or Laura Bush and daughter. They were ugly comments. Ugly and coarse.
I'm not a follower of Letterman so I have no idea whether or not he professes to be a Christian. But on the off chance that he is, I suggest he read Ephesians 5:1-5 and particularly, Eph. 5:4 where Paul admonishes believers that ..."and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting..."
Unfortunately, it appears Letterman prefers the old adage, "Anything for a laugh."
But in this case it is ugly laughter.