So… I’ve been thinking… and no, I haven’t hurt myself yet!
But seriously, I’ve been asking myself, “When is ‘it’ over the line?”
I love a good laugh, even if it means introducing a little potty humor (thanks Mo!) – I am a male after all.
My team at Thrive Church has at times skirted “the line” – often without realizing we were close to “it.” The only way I know is when someone says something like, “Wow, we could never do that our previous church” or “Be careful, don’t let the district office see that!”
I guess I don’t understand when people are afraid to laugh at beer commercials (admit it, they are the funniest), or when they blush at marriage humor (married folks – you know what I mean), or hide their giggles at the sound of broken wind. I guess, I don’t get the big deal. The human condition is often funny.
I suppose that there is a line of appropriateness somewhere, and I have found myself at times deciding something was too much for Sunday morning (anyone see that squirrel fart video?). But where is the line, and who draws it?
For Easter, we’ve been preparing a series of spoofs of the Dos-Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials. We showed the first one at church this past Sunday. I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that while our folks thought it was great,
many a few of them were concerned that their Christian friends outside of our tribe would be offended by it.
I don’t know – I just feel a little squirmy by that idea – feels like false piety to me…
What do you think… when is something “over the line?”