The Surreal Leads to Laughter

I can’t help but wonder if intelligent Russians in the run-up to Lenin’s take over felt like they were living in a Salvador Dali painting. Did our Russian Brothers and Sisters in Christ in the years leading to 1918 see things getting odder and more strange?

Now they tell me that the Russian has a morose soul that can endure a lot of suffering so maybe they reacted to the run-up to their Marxist take-over differently than I am reacting.

All I can do is laugh at the absolute bizarre nature of it all. I had another epistemologically self-conscious Christian friend call today and all we did on the phone for the first 3 minutes is giggle like Jr. High girls. I mean … how can you not laugh? Even if you know all the terror that Marxism historically has brought to any people afflicted with it, how can one not laugh at the absolute bizzaro character of it all?

It’s like watching a bunch of midgets playing professional basketball while everyone in the stands takes it all very seriously. The 3 foot 7 midget is the center and everyone remarks what a giant he is.

It’s like being attacked by a horde of butterflies who are really convinced that they are going to bring you down.

It’s like having a conversation with your cat about how bothersome fur-balls are.

I mean… all I can do is laugh despite knowing that I may well be lamenting soon enough.

Biden names as the head of his civil-rights division in the DoJ someone who really believes that the blacker the brain the smarter the person?

Congress and Senate seriously desire to impeach and convict a sitting President in 7 days and that because that President won’t be there on the 8th day. Who, besides a certified lunatic seriously entertains impeaching and convicting a sitting President in 8 days?

Hearing stories of people calling on the phone other people — people they normally hate — and needing to be calmed down by the person they normally hate — that the world is not coming to an end.

Learning that the only people who have heard of a plot to rally at all 50 states in order to engage in riot and mayhem are FBI personal.

People who justified violence and rioting all ruddy summer long are now tearing their hair out because 70 people were invited into the Capitol Building and told to act like they were seriously rioting?

Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and Fatty Arbuckle combined couldn’t top this for pure gold comedy.

In God’s providence, I just received a phone call while writing this that left me cracking up. A friend in the New England area in a Reformed Church is in hot water with his Church because he attended Church without permission. Yep, you read that right. It seems that other folks in the congregation are scared they will get the ChiCom virus because my friend’s family and a couple of other families gathered together at the Church to view the sermon together which was being broadcast online and then enjoyed a fellowship meal together. It seems, per the Pastor, it is unseemly for Christians to attend Church and have a fellowship meal together because ChiCom cooties could get everywhere and permission to worship wasn’t secured first. What can one do except but to exhale a might guffaw that a Reformed friend calls to complain because they are in dutch for attending Church?

Look … I have to laugh because if I don’t laugh I’ll be in tears.

And I fear there is enough time in the near future for tears.

Until then it is more laughter than I can handle.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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