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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Just Ed / The Christian Inner Pig ?

I'm always surprised to see Christians with a sense of humour. And it never surprises me to see horrible Christian humour. Just Ed is not the least funny Christian comic I've ever seen, but close. Here is one example :



Doesn't it look like that woman is trying to run away because she thinks he's a creep ?



Noooo comment.

Road rage is on the rise, especially in the United States - what's responsible ? Is it just another expression of the helplessness of being trapped in religious belief ? We already know that religion is a factor in expressions of frustration and helplessness like high sexual promiscuity and teen pregnancy, homicide, drug abuse, hate crimes, alcoholism and divorce (while I don't think all these things are bad, high levels can be due to frustration, especially together). This, coupled with hostility towards worldly support and the strong religious prohibition on suicide, means that frustration is expressed dysfunctionally. So it wouldn't surprise me if Christianity has something to do with it.

What do we expect when we brainwash our children into believing that :

* The material world, our only source of absolutes, is subverted and subordinated by God. We can't trust our senses, worldly knowledge, or the power of science.
* There are no moral absolutes or principles, only God's whim. We have no control over our life's meaning - we are puppets of God's whim.
* We are all sinners, we are all evil, and only God can save us from this depraved state.
* We are powerless without God. Sinful thoughts and (in some cases, and according to the Bible) demons can overpower us at any moment.
* Our personal values are evil. Human nature is evil and sinful. The only way to be moral is to enter in conflict against oneself.
* God can strike against people on Earth, or throw them into eternal suffering, for any reason.

Should we be surprised by dysfunctional children, adults and societies, road rage, and school shootings ?

Don't miss my final entry in the "Roman IM" series, just below. Thanks !

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7 Comments:

At 11/24/2005 6:51 AM, Blogger UberKuh declaimed...

Quick note: In the first comic, his much longer left hand is definitely going for her left breast and her hand is almost certainly going for his crotch.

 
At 11/24/2005 7:02 AM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

Yea, I noticed that later. That's even creepier.

 
At 11/24/2005 11:30 AM, Blogger Samuel Luke Johnston declaimed...

This could be the fuel for your own hellfire. I fear that too many people are going to fry on their own words.
You can still come back to Jesus.

 
At 11/24/2005 1:39 PM, Blogger Niels declaimed...

Only Jews go to heaven.

http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/rev/7.html#4

Besides, why would we want to go anyway?

 
At 11/24/2005 3:28 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Hey Sam-Luke, fire requires a combustable substance (fuel), an oxidizer, and a source of ignition. Too bad you were mentally jerking off to visions of holy hosannas in chemistry class. I will gladly place a wooden match upright in a bell jar, and if either of your invisible boogymen, god or the devil, can generate enough calories to cause it to ignite, I will entertain the idea that they exist. It would take a lot more than that for me to entertain the idea that your words aren't just muddle-headed claptrap.

 
At 11/24/2005 3:54 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

Combustible. Webster was a dork.

 
At 8/30/2007 1:39 AM, Blogger Patrick F declaimed...

"Should we be surprised by dysfunctional children, adults and societies, road rage, and school shootings ?"
.....Didn't the Columbine shooters hate and kill Christians? It isn't the teaching of Christianity to raise crazed, insane, and murderous children.

Anyway, I hope this comic series reflects better on christian humor: http://www.christian-revolution.net/comics2.php

 

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