Laughing And Crying


“Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying or getting overly angry or to maintain control.”
Dennis Haysbert

One thoroughly modern notion is that man has to LAUGH in order to keep from crying.

This idea has been expressed, not only in a popular, often-repeated quote by a voice actor, but as the title for a play by well-known actor/comedian Tyler Perry.

The idea has also appeared as the title to an early SONG by the singer MADONNA.

ALL of which reminds of something posited by world-renowned MADMAN DICTATOR, Adolf Hitler.

“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”
–Adolf Hitler, Propaganda, the Big Lie and Adolf Hitler: 20 Hitler Quotes on Propaganda

“You have to laugh to keep from crying.”

The idea has ALSO been used as a sort of remedy for how to deal with what’s wrong with our political system.

IN FACT, the notion that one must ‘laugh to keep from crying’ and the woes of the American political system are so intertwined, it prompts a question.

“Is there ANY other field of endeavor so crooked and bereft of hope of it being corrected that the observer is regularly advised to ‘laugh so he won’t cry’?”

Although ‘laugh to keep from crying’ is often offered as a CURE or WAY TO DEAL with the mind-numbing unpleasantries of a system of control, a little thought on the matter prompts a SECOND question.

“Is it?”

How frustrating do problems have to be for the reader to abandon all hope of FIXING those problems and just LAUGH about them instead?

A GREAT MANY modern multi-national companies have adopted this as their CUSTOMER SERVICE directive.

“You have to laugh to keep from crying.”

The idea is an admission of DEFEAT, but it is–through the wonders of repetition–sold as a TRIUMPH of mirth over matter: that one may ‘rise above’ the frustrating disappointments which regularly annoy ALL who turn to a system for help by LAUGHING at those disappointments.

Largely forgotten in this discussion is the idea that LAUGHTER is often regularly expressed by the INSANE.

The preceding is just a little something the reader MAY want to keep in mind the next time the reader is advised to LAUGH at the shortcomings of something.

HAS the reader ever been advised to “laugh to keep from crying“?

IF the answer is “YES,” did the advice about laughing work?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation


“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  March 28, 2022.]




by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by StarGlade from

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

Author: Jeremiah J Jameson

End Times Prophecy Report - Publisher and author

Love it? Hate it? Be biblical! We occasionally respond to biblical comments, questions and/or remarks.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s