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Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.
You forgot one.
What a petulant, impotent god they worship.
And all knowing, all seeing, all powerful God can be stopped by the laws of man he created and the fucked up part is he knew well in advanced when he created some of these kids they where going to shot up a school but he loves you.
All hail St. George the Observationally Obscene!
Not actually out of character for the God of Abraham, but not exactly admirable, either. “Well, yeah, he’s technically omnipotent, but he won’t actually do anything unless you slaughter him a goat and praise his name every morning before the announcements. And it better be a nice healthy goat, too. None of this culling the sick bullshit.”
That’s why I like superheroes. Wonder Woman is just as fictional, and she isn’t supposed to be omnipotent, omniscient or omnibenevolent. But would she have let an “Amazon-Free School Zone” sign stop her from saving those kids if she had the chance? I doubt it.
These used to baffle me when I was Christian. If God is all powerful like they say, it doesn’t matter if you tell God to get out, he can still be there. He can do anything, right? He could have sent aliens down to pick up Elijah. I used to mention that and I would get frowns. I say, if he’s all powerful then let him be all powerful. Makes me happy to think Elijah is hanging out with Elvis even as we speak.
My pat reply is, “What about the Amish girls who were murdered in their school?”
I’m big on firearms and used to belong to a few popular gun sites. A topic that used to come up often is having a church security team. There where over 100 shootings in churches in 2012 so I understand the need for such a thing but one would think a God would protect his flock in a place where people are kissing his ass. If a God won’t protect you while kissing his ass in his home your God is a dick.
Their fault for following a religion of peace and not bringing guns?
Really? No. A school in which God is pervasive, w/in a religious community. God is clearly “in the school,” and yet a horrific tragedy still occurred. The exact opposite of “God isn’t allowed in the school.”
Sorry, I was trying to jump to the logical consequences of their standard arguments. They want more guns in school along with more Gawd, so to be consistent, they have to criticize Amish and Mennonites for being more Christlike than them by not going armed. 5 a.m. sarcasm fail.
Geniuses of humor often go unrecognized.
Ah, gotcha! I’m so used to being on the defensive when it comes to such topics!
God Damn right! God doesn’t belong in School. He, she, or it belongs in a God Damn Church…. lead with blind covictions. A tax-free American shelter. I am an athiest, a Mann with no invisable means of support, …..and I live in the minority……
“Record low crime rate?”
“They took God out of ur sch…. Wait a minute! That’s the power of prayer!”
“Put a man on the moon? Had the greatest explosion in technological innovation in US history?”
“They took God out… of … um..”
No, god isn’t out of the schools and I have proof (circular reasoning – employ reductio ad absurdum here):
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
They stopped funding education.
I see the point of the image, but I won’t be surprised if in a couple years time this circulates around religious erm circles as proof that they’re right. You could have punched it up with some more sarcasm.
If God really did knock up a teenager, then of course he shouldn’t be allowed near a school.
As someone who went to a catholic grade school and catholic high school, where we were obligated to pray every day before first class, lunch, and after last class, I can attest that forcing kids to pray doesn’t guarantee their personal morality. A lot of those kids drank and smoked underage, did drugs, swore a blue streak, cut class, mouthed off to the teachers, stole, had pre-marital sex, and so on…
‘Prayer’. Give me a f*cking break.
“A lot of those kids drank and smoked underage, did drugs, swore a blue
streak, cut class, mouthed off to the teachers, stole, had pre-marital
…in between beating me up and destroying my things because I wasn’t a Christian like them.
My boyfriend also attended a Catholic elementary school which (due to lax supervision) was a hotbed of violent bullying. If teaching religion has a positive effect on morality, then why are children from religious families and religious schools no better behaved than children from more secular environments?
The CDC just release a report saying the teen birth rate for 2012 was the lowest since the gov’t starting keeping track of teen birth rates in 1940.
Because we took God out of schools!!!!
If it would keep people like Miley Cyrus from twerking, I would reluctantly allow mandatory forced prayer at gunpoint in the public schools.
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