Karl Sigurbjörnsson, the bishop over Iceland, said in his Easter sermon that religion is full of humor and the Easter is a joke of God. According to mbl.is, he said that God was laughing at the hesitation of a church that would rather glorify Good Friday than Easter.
The bishop said that in ancient times, the “Easter laugh” was a well-known concept. On the morning of Easter Sunday the churches were filled with jokes and laughter over the most incredible of all, that the crucified Jesus had come back from his death, and life had prevailed over death. “Yes God fooled the devil, felled him using his own trick. This is the most laughable of everything laughable, the most incredible of all unbelievable things, the most joyous of all pleasant things,” preached the bishop.
Bishop Sigurbjörnsson went on to discuss the controversy over the cartoons of Mohamed in the sermon. He said that some had said that some had claimed that the excitement in the Islamic world had shown the lack of humor of Muslims. “I feel that this primarily shows mutual suspicion on both sides, and how pride and prejudice have taken hold in both camps,” he said in his sermon. “And it shows how easy it is for all types of fanatics to utilize this atmosphere for acts of terrorism.”