Asked why I was laughing, I said I thought Robin's humour was very clever and interesting. I shared a couple of his comments and they brought a laugh too.
But then came another comment. "Clever humour is the worst kind".
And this is one of the things that is wrong with a Christian viewpoint - particularly a Methodist viewpoint where eloquent sermons criticising eloquent speech were a staple of the Sunday services. I remember being subjected to the 'eloquent speech' sermon often enough myself, while visiting a Methodist Church in Belfast, and at the time I thought it ironic.
What a shame that religious people fear intellectualism so much.