Aladdin’s Lamp version of the bible

Why do so many encourage magical thinking? Because then you need a magician. Authority and power tends to prefer the people be spellbound than rational. It is better for the masses to be mystified than discerning.I've seen it so many times. It's dangerous, but it works! All a person has to do is say, "I hear from God, and he has something he wants me to say to you!" and the person is hooked! Most anyway. I've seen it. Actually, I've been it! People are so hungry for proof of the spirit that … [Read more...]

aladdin’s bible

A magical version of the bible. Use scripture for what you want. It's a recipe of potions. Bend it to grant your wishes. Ta-da! … [Read more...]

dilly of a lilly

Ha! This cartoon is from over 4 years ago when "The Secret" was hot hot hot.Hey I'm all for positive thinking. I'm all for optimism.But I'm also a realist. I don't believe in magic. Magical thinking is our worst and most persistent enemy.Buy a $15 print (free shipping) of this cartoon. (Just email me.)I published a book of cartoons just like this one. For just $9, order "Nakedpastor101: Cartoons by David Hayward", from,, … [Read more...]

cartoon: Top Endorser

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cartoon: magic, tricks, and wishful thinking

Some people treat the book as though it were some kind of ancient document of magical formulas. Just believe in a correct way, speak things in a proper way, and all your wishes will come true. When I watch what goes on on television and in some books I read, I sometimes feel like I'm at a magic show. Smoke and mirrors. Have you read Joan Didion's book, The Year of Magical Thinking? Her husband suddenly dies, and she realizes that the following year was a year of thinking magically. That is... … [Read more...]