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Any chance you can quote the relevant passages when you post these strips as the comment for the picture? I know where this one comes from, but it can really help some others who are curious.
But context…. cooooonnnnnteeeeekssssst!!
And here’s the relevant passages requested above: 2 Kings 2:23-25
I like the King James translation: “Go up thou bald head!”. Bear maulworthy indeed!
Yeah. I checked three translations and two mentioned that they were she bears that did the attacking as if that makes a difference.
I wish cannibalism was my fetish. I wish I were that normal…..
jkjkjk (not jk).
Came from reddit.
I remember being 12 years old. every single time, except for once, when I prayed to god after not completing my homework, the teacher actually forgot to collect. I remember thinking it was weird that he would do that for me, but was letting people die in Africa. I also thought I had awesome luck.
I never made a good christian, I questioned shit too much. I also became paranoid by age 8 that I never “felt the hand of god” and went into that freaky drug like state that my mom always went into. Thought that there was something wrong with me for that XD
also- puberty was not fun. I remember being sure that if the other members of the church new I had flipped through every tv channel possible to try and find anything rated R (in an attempt at a first glimpse of p3n0r) that they would tie me to a pole with fags piled around me, throw on some gasoline, and have a bon fire a la obscene cupcake.
thankfully, I started masturbating by age 5. hard for a girl to get any hang ups about that, when you start too young to understand what you are doing.
I wouldn’t call cannibalism a fetish. Just the natural and honorable means of taking life. We shouldn’t kill for sport. That would be wrong. Eating what you kill is important. Unless it was in self-defense, and then its okay to leave it be. Like mosquitoes.
I actually did make a good Christian up until the age of 18 or so. And then I could no longer reconcile having faith when I had evidence that Christianity was a lie, per the 19 prophecies in the Gospels that claim had to happen for Jesus to be the Messiah. Those prophecies don’t pan out if you actually look up where they supposedly came from. Just a scam. No big surprise. There was lots of that going on in those days, and Jesus was just another one of them, perpetrated by his Mother.
My own mother had a hell of a time trying to explain to me why I should wear clothes. I was a child and innocent of sexual conduct. I had to be taught to be ashamed of my nakedness. Eventually I taught myself to no longer be ashamed of something that was never wrong to begin with. Simply natural.
Oh to OTHERS I appeared to be a good christian. Never cursed, always polite, naive to a fault (mostly cause I didn’t know what I was doing in my bed at night was sexual).
and insecure with myself, looking for friends. :E ripe for churches to fill my brain up with their ideas, as I wanted to fit in.
Coming from an agnostic, but one with a decent Christian background (raised on the pew) you really need to focus on relevant scriptures. Your strips are most useful when they’re playfully poking fun at mundane Christian attitudes or when they’re pointing out blatant problems with Christianity (e.g. your starving African child/buzzard piece as overt as it was, or your copier machine prayer piece which was significantly more refined).
When you post things like this you come off as close-minded and simple as the groups you’re making fun of. You’re better than that. I can tell on your good strips.
Stay away from these. You’re allowing yourself to be labeled instead of being legitimately listened to.
Thanks for the comment, Matt.
I completely disagree with Matt. This was an excellent comic. It’s pretty appalling the excuses some Christians make for the horrifying violence in the Bible. I appreciate the recognition of the contrast between the stories you will usually hear about in church (stories about healing, for example) and the uncomfortable stories that fill the rest of the book. I was told my whole life that the Bible was supposed to be a source of edification. It’s nice to be reminded that I wasn’t crazy for not enjoying the read!
Bart Ehrman said that the New Revised Standard is the most accurate of all the translations, and tries to not be swayed by the theology of the translators. Read it for free here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/nrs/
Amazing how 2 verses can make the God 2 billion people worship seem like a petty, narcissistic dick.
I’ve seen this subject in a few online ‘debates’ and the only argument it was met with was that the word ‘youth’ didn’t mean children, they were actually twenty-somethings.
So, the maulings were fine.
Great comic btw.
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