I mentioned during the Friday night chat that I was working on a new YouTube video. Here it is.
I have been criticized for the name of the Moron Church being offensive.
My own juvenile sense of humor seems to be at work when I'm doing things in my official capacity for the Moron Church of Latter-day Saints, but I am working toward making a change to be less offensive.
Humor can be therapeutic for some folks, but something funny to one person isn't to another. George Carlin was, in my eyes, one of the funniest men who ever lived, particularly when he was lampooning religion and folks overly concerned with "appropriate language." Many people who were pious thought of Carlin only as vulgar, even when he wasn't using naughty words, because he was lampooning something they found sacred.
America's Home Videos (and similar shows) have been around for decades and they seem to have a never ending supply of children hurting themselves on bicycles or people falling down. I rarely see humor in those, because my first thought is for the person actually in the video being hurt.
In my attempts to be humorous, I don't show up at a church meeting and embarrass people, I never target private individuals specifically (with the occasional exception for someone who has prominently placed themselves in the public eye), and there are many extremes to which I simply won't go.
That said, in large measure due to some online discussions about the "offensive" nature of the name of my church, I am embarking on a course of change. Bear in mind, however, that I am LDS and most change comes slowly in LDS institutions.
The first step toward that change is in my new YouTube video Moron Stories Expression Podcast Interview #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qasbCY2Z4kU
If anyone is interested in helping me with the next step by actually appearing (very briefly) in a future Moron Church YouTube video, please contact me by PM.