Bad Fences Make Bad Neighbors

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About Bengie

Graphic designer by day and web cartoonist by night. Bengie also 'arts' the interactive audio comic Slackjaw: The Working Dead
www.slackjawcomic.com

  • Bckm

    love it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sunando.kumar.patra Sunando Patra

    Nice!!

  • http://religiouscomics.net/ Jeff P

    Very nice!

  • Onamission5

    Well that pretty much sums it up, now doesn’t it?

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    Where’s the ‘electrified’?

    • Bengie

       Gah! I totally missed my chance to draw some alligators as well!

      • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

        Oooh, with LASERS on their heads!

        • Coyotenose

           And sharks. The alligators could be riding SHARKS.

          • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

            That’s gotta be worth an internet!

          • http://heretichusband.blogspot.com/ Heretic Husband

            With LASER BEAMS on their heads!

            • observer

              That’s laser beams on their FRICKIN’ heads

              • http://heretichusband.blogspot.com/ Heretic Husband

                SSHHHH!! And there’s a whole bag of SHHH where that came from.

              • guy

                And the laser beams would carry mini sharks with even smaller lasers!

                • DigitalAtheist

                  Judas’ Goat… are you trying for a fractal experience with all the smaller and smaller laser totin’ sharks on alligators? :-) maybe SOME of those alligator sharks could be riding minigun toting sharks. ;-)

  • george.w

    My church history professor used to joke that members of various denominations, upon arrival in Heaven, would be quickly shuffled into churches without windows. Each denomination thought it was the twoo church and the Lord didn’t want to disappoint them.

  • HughInAz

    A little off topic, but I’m often amused at how people approvingly quote “good fences make good neighbors”, perhaps thinking that if Robert Frost said it in a poem, it must be sound advice. Actually, Frost’s neighbor was the one who kept saying it, and Frost was saying, “Why? Why do we need a fence to divide apple trees and pine trees? Why are we going to all this trouble?”

    • Bengie

      Counter-point: If the Winslows had a fence, then that Urkel kid wouldn’t have kept stopping by. Good fences makes good neighbors.

      • Coyotenose

         And if that Urkel kid hadn’t stopped by, that garbagey show would have died off sooner. Double win!

    • Patterrssonn

      I guess you’ve never woken up to find you’re neighbours bull in your pond.

      • george.w

        Go read the poem: except for the animal’s gender, Frost covers precisely that contingency. 

        • http://www.miketheinfidel.com/ MikeTheInfidel

          I get the feeling that the reference was made because Patterrssonn knows that :P

    • monyNH

       HughInAz, that has always bugged me too!

      “Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it 

      Where there are cows? But here there are no cows. 

      Before I built a wall I’d ask to know 

      What I was walling in or walling out, 

      And to whom I was like to give offense. 

      Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, 

      That wants it down!”

  • Gus Snarp

    Bengie, this may be your finest cartoon yet.

    • Bengie

       Thanks Gus!

  • Brian Atkinson

    You would have to leave this world to get away from everyone who is immoral or greedy or who cheats or worships idols. 1 Corinthians 5:10b [CEV]

  • http://northierthanthou.com/ northierthanthou

    He, that’s perfect.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Roommate, after just seeing the bottom picture at a glance: Why did someone draw a church in a cupcake paper?

    I can’t unsee it now, so I figured I’d share the laugh. 

  • DG

    The big difference I see?  Well, I first heard about this story on a Christian blog, under the post title “Jerks for Jesus.”  Whether the term jerks was prudent, the blogger in question held no regard for this pastor or his defenders.  The bulk of the commenters agreed.  I’ve looked around on other Christian blogs, and the ones on which I’ve found this story have also condemned this pastor’s rant.  It seems whether or not they share the same faith, they’re willing to call each other out when someone crosses the line.  Those who are cheering him on seem to be in the minority.  Just saying.  Based on my experience here and on other atheist blogs, I’ll leave folks to figure out where the differences are.  Now I’m off for a weekend of fun with the family, so please hold your monosyllabic insults or sexually explicit scenarios involving my wife for another time (see earlier posts to understand that reference).  Ciao.  

    • Onamission5

      It is good to know that christians who are willing to say out loud in public that they want to build concentration camps for gay people are a minority. Unfortunately, people who want to take other basic civil rights away from gay people happen to be, within christianity, a very loud and vocal majority. So, they may not want to lock them up, but they do very often want to change them, and barring that, at least relagate them to second class citizenship.

      How anyone would interpret that as a good thing is really beyond me.

      • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

        Ya, speaking out against concentration camps is neutral.  Staying silent would have been negative.  I’ll give DG a high-five when s/he supports full equal rights (including marriage) for everyone.

    • Ndonnan

      Im with you DG,have a great weekend bro

  • Nam

    Is this saying the church is the one’s mentioned, or everybody else is?

    • Onamission5

      Inferences generally just go flying right past you, yes?

  • http://profiles.google.com/statueofmike Michael S

    Nice one

  • http://www.facebook.com/sanjiyan69 Wayne Shih-wei Hsieh

    LMAO!!!!

  • http://www.quietatheist.com/ Slugsie

    Kind of reminds me of Wonko the Sane in Douglas Adams’ “So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish”


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