Since the time of the early stories of the bible, disability humor has existed. You may be skeptical of this assertion so let me set the record straight.
First we have Adams sons Cain and Abel. With a Cain you are obviously “able” to walk, therefore not only addressing disability but the evolution of walking on two legs or one good leg and one gimp leg. Cain also means “yes” in Hebrew, a very positive affirmative word.
So why did Cain kill Abel? It’s an analogy of losing your “abelness” and needing a “Cain” because you lost your “Abel” or ability to walk without a “Cain “or in modern English a cane. Able needed a Cain. See Cain wasn’t “bad” or “evil” for killing Abel (ability) Cane just carried the stigma of being a sign of being “differently abled” As the bible says: “And there will be a mark/sign upon your head. It will thus say “I killed this Able” or in English translation 2,000 years later” I am removed of Abel or Dis-Abled.”
A lot can get distorted after thousands of years, so I’m going to set the record straight. Here is what really happened between Cain and Able.
Able in the kitchen cooking up some soup. Cain walks in.
Cain: “What’s cooking?”
Able: “Chicken Soup” (They were Jewish)
Cain: “Can I have some?”
Able jokingly: “Sure, It’ll only cost you your birthright.”
Cain: “Wait a minute, isn’t that the story of Jacob and Esau?”
Able “Hey, yeah you’re right!” both laughing as Able hands Cain the microwave bowl of soup.
Able “I’m going to eat outside; it’s a beautiful day, not much smog.”
Able walks out. Cain watches him walking towards the gazebo in the backyard and is suddenly shocked to see a lion charging towards Able.
Cain: “Hey Able run! There’s a lion!”
Able shaking his head. “Cain very funny, always joking… ahhhh” Roar! Munch, munch, chew, chew, burp!
The thing to remember is that most types of ability are good things and like Cain we should use them.