When God Tells You to Kill Your Son…

Here’s a life lesson for you: When a voice in your head tells you to kill your son, don’t listen to it:

You can read the rest of the strip at Something of That Ilk :)

(Thanks to koseighty for the link!)

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  • Andy Olson

    Relevant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfoJ29CR4E

  • Tom

    God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
    Abe said “Man, you must be puttin me on”
    God say “no”
    Abe say “What?”
    God say “You can do what you want Abe but,
    The next time you see me comin you better run”
    Well Abe said “Where you want this killin done?”
    God said “Out on Highway 61″
    ~~Bob Dylan

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke, Blonde

    one of the short fiction stories i’ve always planned on writing is one from the perspective of Job’s daughters. particularly, the youngest who gawd slaughtered in order to have fun gambling. more than the story of good ole Abe and his son, i find the story of gawd being willing to kill innocent children for no good reason demonstrative of everything that is wrong with religious belief. there are plenty of dead, innocent children in biblical myth, but for some reason i’ve always been most moved by the ones in the job myth. worshipping a gawd who likes to kill innocent people to win a bet with a being he supposedly has all power over any time at will = a profound mental defect/disorder.