Special Report: Chiropractor Brings Humorous Perspective to Political Controversy
And now, as promised, a Special Report that might just make you smile.
Dr. Allan Unruh is not your typical chiropractor.
“As a chiropractor, we have to treat the funny bone of our patients. ‘One of the jobs of a doctor,’ said Oliver Wendell Holmes, ‘is to humor the patient until nature has a chance to heal them.’
“Keeping people in good humor when they’re in a lot of pain and when they’ve been suffering is a critical part of being a doctor. It helps you develop a relationship. People come because it puts them in a good mood. A lot of patients come in and say, ‘I came in to have a good laugh sometimes’ because they’re depressed so much.
“I believe people are more depressed than they were 10 or 15 years ago because research has shown by the Barna Group that only about nine percent of the people have a wholesome Christian worldview on how it applies to every subject whether it’s science or politics or economics.”
Dr. Unruh has written “The Politically Incorrect Book of Humor: Why It’s Better to Be Right Than Politically Correct” -- a compilation of 2,500 one-liners that he’s collected on over 250 subjects over 47 years.
“’Political correctness,’ according to G. K. Chesterton, ‘is a weapon of mass distraction. It’s tyranny with manners.’
“Christian people are talking about how they can discuss different subjects with their neighbors and friends using humor.”
Dr. Unruh quotes from Proverbs 17:22.
“’A merry heart is medicine to the soul.’ And it’s a way to relate to people.”
He uses humor to communicate truth on a myriad of subjects like economics.
“Economically, we’re kind of like the guy who jumped off the Empire State Building. Every window he went by, he said, ‘I’m alright so far.’
“Karl Marx’s mother said, ‘If Karl, instead of writing about money, if he’d ever made any money, he’d have a different philosophy.’”
“Socialism, for instance, only works in two places. Heaven – where they don’t need it. And hell – where they already got it.”
“Ronald Reagan said, ‘If we socialize the Sahara Desert, in two years we’d be importing sand.’ It just flies in the face of human nature.”
And even on the heavy topic of abortion.
“Ronald Reagan said, ‘I’ve noticed that 100% of the people who are pro-abortion have already been born.’ And Maxine Waters, the Democratic Congresswoman from California, when asked why she was marching at a Planned Parenthood rally, said, ‘I have to march because my mother didn’t have the right to have an abortion.’
“So, how do you argue with someone like that? She has her feet planted firmly in mid-air. We have to show the absurdity of her viewpoint. We try to show the humor even in serious subjects like abortion.”
On excessive federal spending, Dr. Unruh said, “They’re voting now to raise the debt ceiling. If you went home and found out your sewer was backed up to the ceiling, would you raise the ceiling or would you start pumping out crap? They’re not thinking this thing through.”
And on the death penalty, he offered this line, “Liberals are against the death penalty. They need the votes.”
Not surprisingly, a lot of pastors are getting the book to quote the jokes in sermons. But, as Dr. Unruh indicated, humor will enable all of us to be able to bridge the gap with people who do not share our Christian worldview. And if we can make them smile, then they might be that much more open to the serious point which we’re making.
Like this powerful two-sentence joke on the transgender issue. “I used to be a man trapped in a woman’s body for quite a while. But then I was born.”
I hope this Special Report made you smile on this Friday. While you’re thinking about it, head on over to Dr. Allan Unruh’s website MakeAmericaLaughAgain.com and get a copy of “The Politically Incorrect Book of Humor: Why It’s Better to Be Right Than Politically Correct”. That’s MakeAmericaLaughAgain.com.
If you’d like to win one of three free copies of this book that I’m giving away today, then email me your name, city and state, and in 100 words or less, let me know why you needthis book. Send your email with the subject line “Humor book” to Adam@TheWorldview.com.
This has been another Special Report. I’m Adam McManus.