somebody that i used to know

now you're just somebody that i used to know cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

This cartoon is based on the popular and much over-played song by Gotye. You know the one. Thanks to my friend William Lehman for the idea.

Is this true for you?

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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.

  • http://www.ragingrev.com Matt Oxley

    I don’t even listen to pop music and I’ve heard that song far more than I should.

    Good job, getting it stuck in my head…that one line that I know.

  • Jacquie

    I had never heard this song before but just listened to it on YouTube. The tune & lyrics are catchy.

    The words you quote in your artwork are true of my experience after leaving the church. “Just somebody I used to know” pretty well sums up almost everybody I rubbed shoulders with, shared leadership and fellowship with….etc. A few have remained friends and I still ‘know’ them….but alas….most have gone from my life.

  • http://theoldadam.com/ Steve Martin

    The church is a vehicle that God uses to make Himself be known and to encourage the brethren (when it’s done right).

    We do it right.

    The Word and the sacraments…handed over freely. That’s the focus…that we may know Him and the great love which He has for REAL sinners…like us.

    Not that churches that do not do it right, don’t know Him. They just get mired in all of the self justifying BS that is so distorting and harmful.

  • http://www.unnameablecuriosity.wordpress.com Christine

    Brethren? Really, Steve? Yes, doing a great job of making everyone feel welcome. Just from one brother to another…

  • scott

    “You didn’t have to cut me out!…”

    “I think of all the times you screwed me over…”

    there are a lot of good lyrics in that song that would work with this pic!
    awesome David!

  • Sabrina

    This cartoon is so evocative, I have felt that very thing about a church I went to. My relationship with that church was so bittersweet and complicated and full of legalistic bull. I go to a church now that is very welcoming to all different kinds of people. It was like coming home, I haven’t felt that at a church before.

  • Nicholas

    Very cool and fun way of describing something that really happends!

  • http://theprivilegedcontrarian.wordpress.com Tana

    Earworm! Earworm! Earworm! :) Yes, my experience too – with the institution as well as most of the people within it.

    I’m happy for anyone here who has found a church that wouldn’t eventually make them feel this way at some point.

    But I also think that as with any group, as long as I was toeing the party line and not asking questions or making radical suggestions, then why would it to that to me? My church(es) was(were) wonderful to me until I found myself full of despair or in need of serious help or experiencing existential angst or questioning its tenants and operations.

  • Mad =^..^= (AKA ccws)

    Or in many cases, someone I THOUGHT I knew.

  • http://www.jeffgreathouse.blogspot.com Jeff Greathouse

    Mad:

    Good One as well

  • Bruce Dickey

    As drawn, the phone line appears connected to the high voltage line, BZZZZZZZTTT! The phone and cable lines go way underneath the power lines. Great song and drawing, me too, someone I used to know.


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