The pope has been meeting with Muslims lately and talking about the need to open a dialogue between faiths. I’m all for religions existing peacefully with one another, but I’m not sure exactly what it is he thinks this will achieve. The pope should just say what it is on his mind: every Muslim will burn in hell for eternity unless they accept Jesus as their savior. It wouldn’t be considered nice for him to say this, but does he not believe it? Is it not the only way to heaven?
Many religious progressives see just about everyone going to heaven as long as they’ve been a relatively nice person. But I would have to ask them, if you can get into heaven without Jesus then what was the point of him coming here? What is the point of religion?
Muslim leaders don’t tend to be very wishy washy. They know the pope will go to hell unless he immediately rejects his satanic religion so they’ve done what any reasonable person holding that knowledge would do and called on the him to immediately convert to The One True Religion, Islam.
I should have these in about a month and will be having a sale for the holidays, with huge discounts on most of my shirts.
Seen on a bathroom wall in a dive bar last night:
Here I sat
flexing my tush,
I just gave birth
to President Bush
Unfortunately, all the accusations of Democrats as terrorist appeasers and being weak on terror are causing Bush’s approval rating to go up. This won’t end when Bush leaves office. Every election season and anniversary of September 11th will bring shameless fear mongering by Republicans on terrorism until the end of time.
My second comic strip for the ACLU. This one is on Abuse Of Power.
Here’s a rather wordy comic I’ve been kicking around for a while after hearing about the battle between Sherman and Norman (the dogs) over Colorado’s Domestic Partnership law on the ballot this November. Check out the sites, borndifferent.org and No Moo Lies. I’m firmly on the side of believing that people are born gay, but I find both sites silly. Do people really completely switch their points of view based on websites like this?
No Moo Lies is particularly ridiculous. To show that people aren’t born gay, they feature evidence such as “Anne Heche, actress? dated a woman, but is now married to a man.” I suppose the logic goes that if that (crazy) woman could change back to “normal” then none of the 6.5 billion people on the planet could be born gay. It’s that simple.
Clearly, evidence shows most gay people to be born that way. But who cares if they are or not? If we found out tomorrow that homosexuality was chosen by people, it wouldn’t change my view on gay marriage.
Joe Ratzigner, who goes by the name ‘Pope Benedict XVI’, should not apologize for his remarks on Islam. When you say something that offends people it only requires an apology if you didn’t mean it. I think he meant what he said.
The demand for an apology for everything that offends anyone today in politics and religion bothers me. When people say things, I presume they mean it. What good does an apology do? Take George Allen’s ‘macaca’ remarks. He clearly meant it as a racist slander and didn’t seem to think it was inappropriate. So what weight does it carry when he apologizes only after a fury erupts? It’s just a calculated political move of a racist. He’s not sorry at all.
You will notice that atheists are not protesting or burning little pope effigies in the streets, even though the majority of his speech focused on assaulting secularism and freethinkers with jabs like “being afraid of God…is ultimately at the root of modern atheism.” Apparently we just don’t get too worked up over the comments of a 79-year-old man who wears a four foot tall hat.
Coffee is good. But me thinks people go a little crazy about it. The term ‘barista’ for instance. Why a unique title for those that serve coffee? Seems to me like a fancy name to give the illusion of a gourmet experience and justify higher prices (don’t forget to tip your barista as well. Their employer apparently can’t pay them enough). Yes, I know. There are all types of variables that go into creating a great espresso and only a well trained barista and coffee connoisseur can dare comprehend the complexity. But it all just seems silly to an “uncultured” Ohioan.
The original version of this was much harsher but the Stranger wanted me to make it funnier. They thought their readership would turn on me. Plus, they were big barista lovers themselves and were quite offended at my assault on their Northwestern sensibilities.
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You probably heard of the National Guard’s Cardboard Daddy program in which lifesize cardboard cutouts of deployed family members are issued to help people cope. I figured jihadis’ families need to cope as well.
It’s kind of uncouth to make fun of the program directly since this was done at the request of the families. You can’t blame them for doing whatever helps to them get through it. But I don’t think it’s a particularly good way to deal with the absence of a loved one.
Judkins said the cutout has been a comfort since her husband was deployed in January.
“He goes everywhere with me. Every day he comes to work with me,” said Judkins, who works in a dentist’s office. “I just bought a new table from the Amish community, and he sits at the head of the table. Yes, he does.”
In the car, her husband’s image sits behind the driver’s seat so Judkins can keep an eye on him. A third-grade class writes to him as their “adopted” guardsman. And Judkins even brought her husband’s cutout — which she calls Slim Jim, because he’s not — to confession at the local church. Full Article.
I’m sorry, but if you need to take a cardboard cutout of your husband to work with you in a dentist office and to church, then perhaps you have some issues that need to be addressed.