So this weekend, while lounging in bed milking a minor illness for all it was worth, I stumbled upon one of the best talks I have ever heard: BYU English Professor Steven Walker’s “Humor in the Bible,” which you can listen to or read from www.byutv.org (Just search by title under Find a Talk.)
And it got me thinking about Mormon humor. I really only know two LDS jokes; neither one is exactly a knee-slapper and one was rendered downright tacky by 9/11. Oh, OK, since you asked, I’ll share them anyway:
Q: What’s the difference between Mormons and Catholics?
A: Well, the Catholic Church teaches that the Pope is infallible–but none of the members really believe that. The Mormon Church, on the other hand, teaches that the prophet is fallible–but none of the members really believe that.
(Come to think of it, I think this joke was included in a comment somewhere on T & S awhile back.)
A Relief Society President, a high councilor, and a bishop are flying to SLC for a conference when their plane is hijacked. Because they are sitting on the front row, the hijacker decides to make an example of them. He tells the other passengers that to show he means business, he is going to kill them as a warning to the others. But, to show that he is really a decent person, he will grant them each a last wish. He asks the RS Pres what she wants, and through her tears, she says that she wants to sing a hymn. He turns to the HC, who takes a deep breath and says that he’s been working on this talk that he’d like to deliver to the passengers. He finally turns to the bishop, who whispers to the hijacker, “Just kill me after the song.”
We have gathered on this blog some of the finest minds in all of Mormondom. I know you can do better than this. Post your best Mormon jokes.