When I was a kid growing up Catholic, we took our religious faith seriously, but we loved a good Catholic joke. Recently, I found myself wondering if Muslims have a tradition of self-deprecating humor. Eric Rasmusen is wondering , too.
The cartoon above is probably not produced by a Muslim and it deals with such a sensitive area that it might not draw a chuckle from the average Muslim. The cartoon below capitalized on a sensitive subject and offended many Catholics, but it made me laugh. Humor often draws upon matters that make us uneasy, resolving in juxtapositions that crack us up.