Obviously, All Fools' Day isn't a biblical day, or even a traditional religious observance, yet it is an annual event in many countries, and our study will underscore at least one helpful point for Christians.
Listen to the podcast (11 minutes) here:
Origins? Possibilities:
  • Ancient Romans times
  • Ancient India
  • Medieval Europe
April Fools pranks
  • BBC "Swiss Spaghetti Harvest" (1957). Read about the joke here.
  • Kugel, Constantine's court jester (1983). Read about this story here.
  • "Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day" (based on Psalm 14:1). Check it out at truthorfiction.com.
  • For more, visit snopes.com.
Conclusion

  • Are there any serious lessons emerging from this piece of light-hearted reflection?
  • Is it wrong for a Christian to tease, to deceive? It is wrong — or at least terribly sloppy — to fail to check our sources. We who claim to stand for the truth, and represent him who is the Truth, need to be watchful — to maintain our integrity.
  • Since a sense of humor is one of Jesus’ own traits, as widely agreed by Bible scholars and students alike, we should welcome (appropriate) levity.