A New Year’s message to the Almighty from the pen of Shell Fisher

A New Year’s message to the Almighty from the pen of Shell Fisher December 31, 2018

FOR some years now, American artist Shell Fisher has been contributing irreverent cartoons to the Freethinker, and here’s one to get 2019 off to a start.

More of Shell’s “Holy Smoke” biblically-inspired cartoons can be found here.

He contributes a new image for the Freethinker’s weekly bulletin, which you can subscribe to by sending your name and email address to barry@freethinker.co.uk, marking your message FT bulletin.

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  • Jim Jones


    Where is the graveyard of dead gods? What lingering mourner waters their mounds?

    “There was a time when Jupiter was the king of the gods, and any man who … “

  • Cozmo the Magician

    The FSM approves this message (;

  • Vanity Unfair

    John E. Remsburg finishing The Christ put together these quotes from Robert Ingersoll:

    When India is supreme, Brahma sits upon the world’s throne. When the sceptre passes to Egypt, Isis and Osiris receive the homage of mankind. Greece, with her fierce valor, sweeps to empire, and Zeus puts on the purple of authority. The earth trembles with the tread of Rome’s intrepid sons, and Jove grasps with mailed hand the thunderbolts of Heaven. Rome falls, and Christians, from her territory, with the red sword of war, carve out the ruling nations of the world, and now Christ sits upon the old throne. Who will be his successor?”
    “I look again. The popes and priests are gone. The altars and the thrones have mingled with the dust. The aristocracy of land and cloud have perished from the earth and air. The gods are dead. A new religion sheds its glory on mankind. . . . And as I look Life lengthens, Joy deepens, Love intensifies, Fear dies—Liberty at last is God, and Heaven is here.

    That was 110 years ago. Can we hope that some progress is now being made?

  • Bubblecar

    Wishing a happy and sceptical 2019 to all the freethinkers 🙂