There’s something that ought to be said about just how weird the world is getting. Between celebrity political candidates, bifurcating political partisanship, and vast bodies of literature dedicated to nitpicking the minor errors of Star Wars sequels and whatever Ugandan Knuckles is supposed to be — it’s fair to say that the modern world is strange. What’s less talked about is just how wonderful it is. For all of the strangeness, horror, exhaustion, and frustration there is to be had, we truly are living in a rare moment of human prosperity and comfort. Poverty is shrinking every year, technology and medicine radically improve by the day, and kind everyday people give millions of dollars of their hard earned dollars to charities the world over. That being said, it is very difficult to see our blessings through the smoke screen of daily life. When bills are due, work is hard, and the news is a non-stop barrage of horror and evil, it’s hard not to look out upon the world and loose hope some days.
Thankfully, we aren’t alone in this long path towards home. One of life’s grandest pleasures is laughter. For the past two years, the kind fellas over at The Babylon Bee have been working tirelessly to pump out some of the best religious satire on the internet. Their work reflects tons of relevant themes covering everything from politics to entertainment and christian living. They’re work is always bitingly funny, eye catching, and relevant. Most recently they wrote the comedic satire book How to Be a Perfect Christian which pokes fun at the recent slew of Christian self-help novels that have flooded the market. I was able to correspond with the site’s editor and co-author of the book, Kyle Mann, who was kind enough to give us some insights into the behind the scenes of the Babylon Bee website and the book!