Featured Post

Saints and Feasts of December 9

Friday, July 23, 2010

Patriarch Kirill: "Life Becomes Dangerous Without a Sense of Humor"


Life Becomes Dangerous Without a Sense of Humor - Patriarch Kirill at Meeting With Odessits

Most bad people are deprived of a sense of humor

July 23, 2010
Interfax

Odessa (Ukraine) - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes sense of humor is a useful quality.

"Life becomes dangerous without humor," Patriarch Kirill said on Thursday at his meeting with public figures in the Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theatre answering the questions of the participants.

Residents of Odessa hailed his words with a storm of applause.

The Patriarch believes that "most bad people are deprived of a sense of humor." According to him, humor "levels up human conflicts, takes the heat out of the situation," and get people into a good mood.

Patriarch Kirill also noted that the quality of humor always depends on person's culture, and his ability to avoid vulgarity in his jokes.

"It's very important for humor to be light, indeed leveling up human conflicts and just forming an optimistic attitude to the world around," the Primate believes.

He confessed that he had liked to read Anton Chekhov since childhood and it was the only author the future Patriarch had read from "cover to cover."

Sense of humor refined by Chekhov helped the Russian Church Primate in his school years as it helped the young believer to take oppression of atheist teachers easy.

Read also:

Patriarch Kirill Believes Official Atheism in Europe Will Lead to Ghetto of Religious Fanatics

Patriarch Kirill Condemns Artists Whose Art Inflicts Sufferings on Others
Currently we have 114 monthly supporters. Our goal is to have 500 monthly supporters.

To read more about supporting the ministry of the Mystagogy Resource Center, either as a monthly supporter or an annual supporter, please visit the DONATE page.

Thank you!

Please Visit Our Sponsors

BannerFans.com