nakedpastor: Rather Drown

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Katherine Lorraine

    Remarkably poigniant, yet simple as always.

  • Guest2

    am I missing an explanation? I don’t get it. 

  • Patrick Hickey

    Its shaped like a question mark.

  • clueless

    vaguely. I didn’t get it, either. it looks more like those barriers they put up to contain oil spills.

  • Katherine Lorraine

    It seems to be saying that the religious would rather drown in ignorance than to be saved by questions and doubts.

  • Gus Snarp

    Something like that. Or else they’re so afraid of homosexuals that they wouldn’t want to be rescued by somebody on a giant inflatable penis.

  • Trace


  • Guest2

    am I missing an explanation? I don’t get it. 

  • Paul Sunstone

    I think it’s clever, funny, and true.

  • edgar ayala

    Switches the tables around.

  • Patrick Dunn

    Hmmm.  I suppose I get it now, but it seems poorly conceived, frankly.

  • Thackerie

    It’s not really bad. It’s just drawn that way.

  • Chas

    The ? legibility might be helped if it wasn’t backwards.

  • Jet

    You.. you do knot it isn’t backwards, just sideways, right?

  • Erin Clark

    I didn’t see the question mark either … thought it looked a lot like a half-deflated life raft, which didn’t make a lot of sense.

  • Erp

    It helps to know that the nakedpastor often draws question marks (and also exclamation points usually beating  up on the poor question). 

    One could speculate on the meaning: questioning leads to knowing more about the real world (science) which leads to engineering solutions (the life raft), but, some people refuse it because the questions violate what they must believe (think people who depend on their faith to heal and refuse medical help for themselves and their children).