The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Society for Humanistic Mormonism
We the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Society for Humanistic Mormonism solemnly proclaim and declare Comedy and Humor to be of central importance to a life lived well and in accordance with Reason and Compassion.
Religions that forsake Comedy and Humor do not deserve nor do they demand worship or respect from humanity. We declare in no uncertain terms that Comedy and Humor are values that each Humanistic Mormon must practice according to our Holy Tradition.
We declare that we are not to take ourselves too seriously and remember that it is only through and in laughter that we can be saved in the Kingdom of Reason.
We declare Reason to stand behind Comedy and Humor for the following reasons: scientific studies on humor show that human beings can live happier lives than those who do not have Comedy or Humor in their lives.
Further Modern Science is uncovering the fact that having a Sense of Humor is critical in developing the ability to critically think and emote to other human beings.
Therefore the Society for Humanistic Mormonism promotes Humor and Comedy within Humanistic Mormonism as a religionist duty as we follow Reason and Science.
We declare that those who do not have a Sense of Humor and learn to enjoy Comedy shall suffer disappointment by and by.
We declare that learning to have a sense of humor and promote comedy in one's daily life is an essential characteristic of individual moral and intellectual growth.
All human beings are in need of Humor and Comedy. Each must develop a Sense of Humor and learn to appreciate Comedy and Art.
Humor is an essential characteristic of an individual's identity and purpose. We all need to progress towards developing a Sense of Humor or we shall reap disappointment by and by. The daily meditation practice on Comedy and Humor are essential characteristics of a Humanistic Mormon. The divine plan of Reason is such that without Comedy and Humor there could be little to no laughter, this would be a crime against nature and very boring. Therefore a Sense of Humor is always needed to be Reasonable.
We declare that we must multiply and replenish Comedy on the Earth and this Covenant of Comedy and Humor remains in force so that all families, friends, and strangers may be able to rejoice and laugh together.
We affirm the sanctity of Comedy and Humor and its importance in the Philosophy of Humanistic Mormonism.
Husband and Wife or Husbands and Husbands or Wives and Wives have a solemn responsibility not only to love and care for each other and their children if they have any but to teach their children the ways of Comedy and Humor. For there can be no True Love without true Comedy and Humor. Parents have a sacred duty to have fun with their children, tell jokes, take life and themselves not so seriously while keeping the laws of the land.
Humor and Comedy is ordained of Reason and Science as it promotes human health and well-being. Indeed Comedy and Humor is essential to living a Life of Reason. Children are entitled to birth within a home that is full of Humor and Comedy. Those who honor Humor and Comedy should do so with complete fidelity to Comedy and Humor. Happiness in life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon Comedy and Humor within the Realm of Reason and Compassion.
By rational design, Mothers and/or Fathers (but mostly Mothers) are to preside over their families in good Humor and fun Comedy. Fathers must also learn to joke with the Mothers or the Fathers with the Fathers or the Mothers with the Mothers. Children too must learn Comedy in the home.
Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate learning more about Humor and Comedy and producing more laughter than is normally required along with Compassion and Love for human beings. Humanistic Mormons must realize that Humor and Comedy are always useful even in the most difficult circumstances in life.
Extended families and/or friends should lend support when needed towards developing Humor and Comedy when families or individuals are not in the most festive mood.
We warn that individuals who violate the Covenant of Comedy and Humor, who refuse to Laugh at themselves, or take themselves or their culture too seriously, will one day stand accountable. Further, we warn that the disintegration of Humor and Comedy in individuals, communities, schools, workplaces, and nations shall experience great calamities foretold by ancient and modern comedians and philosophers.
We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote Comedy and Humor everywhere in the general population and to design and maintain measures that will strengthen Laughter and a Sense of Humor as the fundamental needful thing in the human species and human societies.