Religion is defined as an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence.
People who are religious base their lifestyle on their beliefs about morality, ethics, and religious laws.
The practice of a religion usually includes one or more of the following: Rituals, sermons, sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trance, initiations, funerary services, matrimonial services, meditation,prayer, music, art, dance, public service, and mythology.
It is estimated that there are some 4,200 religions in the world. In 2012 a survey found that 59% of the world’s population considered itself religious, while 36% classified themselves as not religious, including 13% atheists.
Attitudes towards humor and religion vary from those who think nothing is sacrosanct when it comes to making fun of things, including religion, to those who oppose – sometimes violently – anything they regard as insulting or disrespectful to their beliefs.
Some argue that any religion unable to accept criticism, humorous or otherwise, is based on a very weak foundation.
Browse our selection of jokes about religion and judge for yourself:
Monastery: Consecration camp.
2. Jon Stewart:
The Jews celebrate Passover by eating unpalatable food to remind them what will happen to their people if they ever leave New York City.
3. Dave Allen:
I’m an Atheist… thank God.
Nun: A creature of habit.
5. Ambrose Bierce:
Christian: One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbors.
6. David Beckham:
I definitely want Brooklyn [his son] to be Christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.
7. W.C. Fields:
I’m looking for loopholes.
8. Dave Barry:
Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.
9. Francis Caracciolo:
In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce.
10. George Carlin:
I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.
11. Elbert Hubbard:
Heaven: The Coney Island of the Christian imagination.
12. Cathy Ladman:
Religion is basically guilt with different holidays.
13. H.L. Mencken:
We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
14. George Carlin:
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
15. Mark Twain:
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
16. Jane Russell:
Christians can have big tits, too.
17. Richard Jeni:
Going to war over religion, is basically just killing people in an argument over who has the better imaginary friend.
18. Dara Ó Briain:
Catholicism is the most adhesive religion in the world; if you joined the Taliban, you’d merely be regarded as a bad Catholic.
19. Elayne Boosler:
There’s only one difference between Catholics and Jews; Jews are born with guilt, and Catholics have to go to school to learn it.
The only thing wrong with being an atheist is that there’s nobody to talk to during an orgasm.
This selection of religious jokes made by our LifeDaily team is irreverent but not vicious. You can find far worse online.
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