The Wrong Religion Entrance

This Non Sequitur strip by Wiley Miller tells the truth:

Well, it mostly tells the truth. We’re all going to end up in the same place when we die… but it won’t be Heaven.

Though I do enjoy this person’s comment:

No one has mentioned that the “wrong religion” entrance has a much shorter line and therefore is a quicker way into heaven. That’s the larger message I’m taking away from this wonderful cartoon.

(via 1 2 3 Religious Comics)

  • mikespeir

    Does that mean atheists won’t have to wait in line?

  • http://seangill-insidemyhead.blogspot.com/ SeanG

    No, we have to go in through the kitchen in back. Which is fine since that’s where the babies are.

  • Jeff Tamer

    A man arrived at the gates of Heaven.

    St. Peter asked, “Religion?”

    The man said, “Methodist.”

    St. Peter looked down his list and said,” Go to Room 24, but be very quiet as you pass Room 8.”

    Another man arrived at the gates of Heaven.

    “Religion?”

    “Catholic.”

    “Go to Room 18, but be very quiet as you pass Room 8.”

    A third man arrived at the gates.

    “Religion?”

    “Jewish.”

    “Go to Room 11 but be very quiet as you pass Room 8.”

    The man said, “I can understand there being different rooms for different religions, but why must I be quiet when I pass Room 8?”

    St. Peter told him, “Well, the Baptists are in Room 8, and they think they’re the only ones here.”

  • http://toomanytribbles.blogspot.com/ toomanytribbles

    hmph…
    there’s no right religion and heaven is imaginary.

  • http://thoughtsofamarcus.blogspot.com Marcus

    I found this cartoon hilarious despite my atheism.

  • Joffan

    Just my dismal view today perhaps, but those gates remind me of another set that had “Arbeit macht frei” written into them.

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff

    I get the feeling that after they walk through the gate, they just fall straight down… then turn to dust.

  • http://www.banalleakage.com martymankins

    I wonder how many of them have considered looking over to see how many people they can mock for joining the “wrong religion” but out of fear for being caught looking, they simply just wonder in their mind?

  • Brad

    We certainly won’t end up in the same place. That fact that you don’t believe in God or heaven doesn’t change the fact of its existence, nor the result of your eternal destiny.

  • mikespeir

    We certainly won’t end up in the same place. That fact that you don’t believe in God or heaven doesn’t change the fact of its existence, nor the result of your eternal destiny.

    No, it doesn’t.

  • Matt D

    my greatest regret is that I wont get to see the looks on the faces of the religious when they die and dont go to Heaven.

    I know that when I die I’ll just be gone – hopefully not forgotten, but certainly not going to a better place.

    I’d just love to see some of the loony fundies realise there’s nothing there. (i’m an “I told you so” kind of guy!)

  • Liudvikas

    Yeah Matt, that would be great fun. Now how do we break laws of logic to make afterlife exist and not exist at the same time?

  • http://infophilia.blogspot.com Infophile

    Yeah Matt, that would be great fun. Now how do we break laws of logic to make afterlife exist and not exist at the same time?

    My preferred solution is that we find out there actually is a god, but she (“he” only to those who believe in a “she” god) purposely left no evidence of her existence and prefers atheists because they accurately picked up on the lack of evidence. Deists aren’t off the hook either – they shouldn’t have believed without any evidence.

  • Autumnal Harvest

    Now how do we break laws of logic to make afterlife exist and not exist at the same time?

    Problem solved!

    Whoops, never mind

  • http://webs,utk.edu/~bvanderf Hazor

    We certainly won’t end up in the same place. That fact that you don’t believe in God or heaven doesn’t change the fact of its existence, nor the result of your eternal destiny.

    Hmm.. That could be reciprocated. That is, “We certainly will end up in the same place. The fact that you do believe in God and heaven doesn’t change the fact of their nonexistence, nor the result of your final destiny.”

    Or even better, “We certainly will end up in the same place. The fact that you don’t believe in karma and samsara doesn’t change the fact of their existence, nor that each of us will ultimately achieve moksha, regardless of the path we take.”

    With those, consider that we’re both certain of what we’ve said, and ponder it for a while. Ponder further that many readers here, myself included, once felt certainty in the same ideas as you.


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