escape the herd

escape the herd cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

“Escape the Herd” by nakedpastor David Hayward

It is scary. It is at times lonely. But it is honest and necessary.

I’ve escaped herds many times. They’re everywhere. Anywhere there are people. There are even herds of people who refuse to be a part of a herd.

The gravitational pull is always towards a herd mentality. But even though you will be warned that you are making a big mistake, you know deep within that your escape is the most important thing you can do.


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.

  • Jeanne S.

    I’ve had to do this many times and it’s hard……leaving the herd, because you can’t be heard.

  • http://http// Ciera

    I had a dream once. Sheep in a pen trying to get out through a narrow way, and one lamb was impatient because the older fatter ones were blocking the door (they’d gotten stuck in their rush) so the lamb wiggled and pressed and broke through and took off running happy as could be! It is one of my favorite dreams because I knew the lamb was myself!

  • Pat

    Good one Jeanne; well said.

  • Sabio Lantz

    Welcome to your new location — you are now part of a herd.
    Better money here, they say. I remembered when others did the same.
    Suggestion: Is there anyway not to have your presenting pages with just tiny pics crowded to the left. I liked your older design much better.

  • David Hayward

    I think I can make them larger. I kind of liked the preview look because people could see that there is an attending commentary. But I’ll test it out Sabio. Thanks!

  • Kathy Gibbs

    Love your stuff…..a lot has a real ‘bite’ to it….you say it with a ‘kick’ that is sure to jolt the mind! Thank you David. And cheers for the new site :)

  • David Hayward

    thanks kathy

  • Shar

    With letters to determine Gods call, clergy in cattle shoots will fall.

  • David Hayward

    wear kevlar!

  • Kris

    Oh man, I can totally relate to that feeling.

  • Alvin Gongora

    I wonder if when he told the parable of the lost sheep Jesus was also making a point about the herd, the flock. The shepherd goes out by himself and leave the rest behind. Was the sepherd taking the clue from his lamb?

  • David Hayward

    there’s a thought

  • the Old Adam

    This may present it in a different light;