Does anyone else find some Bible stories funny? (no slamming here!!)

@Amstardam (1348)
United States
July 30, 2007 5:03pm CST
There are some stories in the Bible that are just funny to read. Whether it be wording or the story itself. There is one story that I find interesting. That is when God had around 42 teenagers killed by a few bears for making fun of a bald man - Elijah. Crazyness! Just for making fun of him being bald. That's the last time I ever make fun of anyone's baldness!! ;) I have a few others that are amusing that they are in the Bible but I want to hear what some of other people's favorite funny stories of the Bible are. I am not looking for anyone to slam the Word of God or Christians here. Do not use this as a place to mock Christianity. This is only for those who actually read the Bible and find some parts entertaining. Please go somewhere else if you are going to same something deragtory.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
30 Jul 07
The story that actually I found interesting is the story about that wall of Jericho, when they go around it and then the 7th day they all yelled, and the wall break down. Sometimes I just wonder why go around it for seven day. I know it's just some sort of obey the God word and have faith on it. But it's just interesting.
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Yeah, I remember that story! Didn't they have to go around 7 times a day as well? I don't remember if they did or not. That's a great story. It's interesting that they didn't even have to battle anyone to make the wall fall...God made it fall out of their obedience no matter how silly it seemed to them.
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
oh dear, that's really funny...my Bible post was #666!!
• United States
30 Jul 07
One of the funniest to me is when Balaam's donkey talks. And not only does the donkey talk, but that Balaam talks back to him when he asked why he hit him three times! I don't know, but if my donkey or pet talked back to me, talking back and having a conversation with it would NOT be in my list of options. More like freaking out! LOL. It's just hilarious to me how Balaam talked back like it was human, or like that kind of thing happens all the time! Haha!
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I know! I think I would be rather speechless or running away if my pet started talking to me. Either that or I'd think I was crazy and hearing things. I for sure wouldn't mention it to anybody, let alone have someone write a story about it in the Bible for the world to see! Good one!
• United States
30 Jul 07
I just have one question: where exactly is the story of the teenagers? I haven't read that one and I would like to.
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
It is in II Kings 2: 23+24 I posted the link to where you can read it, I also copied and pasted the two verses for you. :) http://www.mylot.com/nr/newcomment.aspx?aid=6588795&qid=1223815 23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!" 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. 25 And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.
@diillu (5121)
30 Jul 07
Though I respect bible and with due respect to it I just want to tell the few things I find funny. Like Jesus make a pathway for the people through the ocean. I know it is supernatural and a but it sound a bit of funny to me. Other all the parts are good for me and I don't find htem that funny.
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Are you speaking of when Moses parted the Red Sea? It is a hard story to believe but that's where faith comes in. I've been to Red Sea and find it amazing. There is also a lot of contorversy to that story. Some people believe that the sea that was parted was actually called the Reed Sea...a body of water near the Red Sea that is now dried up. Who knows...I wasn't there so I don't which one it was.