He Was *This* Close…

Today I learned that Crock is an atheist (click to enlarge):

(via The Comics Curmudgeon)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • roberthughmclean

    Yeah, always reconed religion is a load of crock…

  • tom rogers

    I don’t get it. Sorry. Something is going right over my head, I’m sure. 

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    Yeah I’m missing it too. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    I’m guessing that the guy considers himself a wicked sinner (maybe evens revels in that part of his persona), so he decided NOT to give money to the church when he realized that the money would be use to punish people like him (or maybe even himself). 
    I’m guessing. 

  • Sindigo

    With you on that.

  • Pureone

    Makes Family Circus a chucklefest.

  • Adi Rule

    That’s also how I understood it.

  • The Other Weirdo

    Don’t get it. I’m sure it’s too much overly double-plus-bad cerebral for me.

  • Blacksheep

    He obviously disagrees with the Churches mission to”Punish the wicked and bringing sinners to their knees”…

    As he should, since the whole point of the Gospel is to change the heart of the wicked and forgive sinners.

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

    i’m so old, i remember when comics used to be witty and funny.

  • Darwin’s Dagger

    Commandant Crock is a rather nasty fellow. He runs his Foreign Legion outpost with an iron fist. This whole post is pointless since Crock never at any point claims to be an atheist  but only wishes to avoid donating money to a church that would supposedly impede his wicked ways.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    Yeah, even before me, some were witty and funny, but some were not. My grandfather would read the funny papers to my dad when he was a small boy, and enough of the comics were unfunny for them to get into the habit where my granddad would say, “NFDR,” which was understood to be short for “Not Funny, Don’t Read.” A generation later, I would sit on my dad’s lap and ask about a particular comic, and he’d say, “NFDR,” and we’d both have a little chuckle about our shared family tradition of not finding several of the funnies to be funny.

  • Carmelita Spats

    Change the “heart” of the “sinner” (obey, submit and sacrifice) through intimidation, brainwashing, ostracism, creepy love-bombing, hateful bigotry and a weird belief in the morality of a  genocidal god…Yahweh’s sadistic brat invented eternal torture…but he LOVES you. Crazy-ass beliefs. No. Thanks.

  • Pansies4me

    I had to think about it for a few minutes, but I think the atheist angle could be seen as Crock being put off by the priest’s absolute certainty  about  his religious beliefs (punishing the wicked, bringing sinners to their knees), which implies certainty of god’s existence????? A stretch, but it’s the best I can come up with.