layoffs in hell

demonic layoffs layoffs in hell cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

SHOP!

Part of my task is to comb the internet to find out what’s happening in the world. I read a lot of news, especially if it involves religion, specifically Christianity and the church.

There are a lot of good things happening out there. But what is most in my face is the the meanness that takes place between people, even if they ought to be on the same page.

I know when I post my cartoons and thoughts I’m taking a big risk because I’m exposing myself to criticism. I know I know I know… I have to be able to take it if I dish it out. But am I naive to think that what I’m doing is trying to expose lies? Lies like: some are in and some are out; we have the right to control people; administering shame is an effective and legitimate motivational tool; abusing others and preventing equality for all has biblical support; and withholding justice is sometimes necessary? Our duty is to call all institutions to serve humanity as they are created to do! I believe we are all essentially one, that we are deeply connected, and that a lot of what the church believes and does interferes with this. I would like to do my part to correct it.

When I see others involved in the same project, even though we might not agree 100% and even though our stories and styles might be different, I will make allegiances. My friends are those who share our common enemy: that which seeks to dehumanize and destroy a person.

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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://religiouscomics.net/ Jeff P

    “Layoffs in Heaven”. You could also have made a cartoon with angels and the exact same caption with only changing the last word to Yahweh.

  • http://theoldadam.wordpress.com/ Steve Martin

    Genesis 3.

    We inhabit a fallen world full of fallen, broken, disappointed, and hurting people who tend to curve everything in on themselves.

    Yes…we certainly ought. But we so often do not.

    That’s why we need a Savior. And you can hear about and lear about and receive the sacraments of that Savior down at your local…shopping mall, or sports arena…or elks club.

  • Al Cruise

    I’ve always said there needs to be a warning sign outside the Church. ” Caution!! attending here will cause you to hate others”.

  • http://robinwootton.wordpress.com/ Robin Jester

    oof. so true. and very screwtape letters :)

  • Sarah

    While I can understand the point of the cartoon, there is one variable that is not represented that makes all the difference. Forgiveness.

  • http://heckledtrio.blogspot.com Helly

    Exactly what I was thinking! Screwtape was the very first thing that came to mind when I read this :-)

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com The Sanity Inspector

    Is a sense of shame a fault, and appeals to it illegitimate, then?

  • Guest

    There’s a line in ‘Good Omens’ where Crowley, a demon, thinks to himself that nothing demons do to humans is half as nasty as the stuff humans do to each other.

    You draw your demons too cute, I want to give them a hug!

  • Jerry Lynch

    No longer any need to call him The Great Deceiver; he can be straightforward and get the same results.


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