According to Proverbs 18:17, “The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” However, such questioning is often uncomfortable, and can lead to less than appreciative responses. Especially if the questioner used sarcasm to drive home his point. If you don’t believe me, just ask Socrates — oh, you can’t because he is dead from being forced to drink hemlock after playing the gadfly one too many times (that, and the fact that he lived more than two millennia ago).
Some consider sarcasm, satire, and parody to be inappropriate for the Christian at all times. [Read more…]