Nigeria’s famous comedian, Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, well known as Alibaba has reacted to the trending video where Senior Pastor of Foundation of Truth Assembly, Reverend Yomi Kasali, where the clergyman slammed comedians and other pastors who allow standup comedy in their congregation.
In the video, Reverend Kasali frowned at comedians using churches as their comedy stage while berated other pastors that allowed it. He also that said the day a Christian laughs at a comedian cracking a joke abusing God or men of God, then such a person is no longer a Christian.
In a swift response posted on his Instagram, Alibaba submitted that humour was God sent and that there is nothing wrong with a sense of humour in the Christian environment.
Alibaba wrote further saying “The problem is allowing people who do not know the limits of hilarity to desecrate the sacred institutions and it’s custodians. Humour is God sent.”
Read Alibaba’s full post below:
I agree totally. No comedian should do any joke that mocks God. God can not be mocked. Jesus Christ, Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon his name) and the Holy Spirit are also in this exclusive no mock zone. After that, every one else is easy pick. Men of God and Men from God, also can be excluded from the mock zone. But any man of God who has become far from God, has fallen into our hands. Oh by the way… just as jokes are a tool in entertainment and criticism, they were tools back in the days. They are like parables. Jesus used a lot of those parables. If Jesus were in our clime and time, he would have used jokes as well. I hear jokes from @pauladefarasin @tonyrapu #jesseduplanti @Bishoptdjakes #BensonIdahosa @pastorituaighodalo @creflodollar #thePope #CardinalOkojie #PastorEAAdeboye #bishopKuka… these men of God can give any comedian a run for their money. They use humour to get their messages across. In fact, some of the best and cleanest jokes can be gleaned from the pulpit. Because those jokes can be told anywhere. HOWEVER, IF A MAN OF GOD DOESNT HAVE THE ANOINTING OF SENSE OF HUMOUR… IT WILL BE HARD FOR THAT TO BE HIS POINT OF STRENGTH. So, expectedly, he will not see the value in using it or seeing it used. Just as, a pastor who can’t sing may not apply songs to his teachings. Like I said @yomi_kasali has a point. Up to a point. That’s my point.