Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia believes a sense of humor is a useful quality, the Interfax-Religion website reports today (July 23, 2010).
"Life becomes dangerous without humor," Patriarch Kirill said yesterday at his meeting with public figures in the Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Residents of Odessa -- a city in Ukraine that the Patriarch was visiting -- hailed his words with a storm of applause.
Patriarch Kirill believes that "most of bad people are deprived of a sense of humor." According to him, humor "levels up human conflicts, takes the heat out of the situation, and gets people into a good mood."