In the beginning there was poop. God then molded the excrement into human form, which he then tickled. This caused his creation to laugh and come alive.
This is not my lame attempt at humor but rather the creation myth of aborigines of South Australia. And the importance they ascribe to humor in the act of creation is not unique.
Hactcin, the God of the Jicarilla Apache, first created the animals, and laughed at the abundant variety of creatures roaming the earth, each with its peculiar habits and idiosyncrasies. It is said this is why people today laugh at the behavior of animals.Continue reading “God at the Comedy Club”