Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    Churches believe in tax exemptions….

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe a “church” has never even gone “near” Clyde…

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Comforting thoughts.
    [sigh]

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    The clergy and everyone else know that there are hustlers in every realm of human activity. But that doesn’t mean – as you imply – that all clergy are hustlers. I say this as a clergy person myself, and I assure you it’s no hustle – my wife regularly tells me how much better off we would be if I went into some other line.

  5. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Clyde is ready to be religious—he’s figured out that the rules apply to other people, not to himself. And, it looks as if he will good at picking and choosing.

  6. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I went to a really bad church once where the pastor would preach about what was revealed to him in private counseling sessions…he did that to my sister. He would also pass the collection baskets around again if he didn’t think enough was collected the 1st time – saying church wouldn’t be dismissed until there was enough. I attend a much better church now.

  7. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I gave up on organized religion long ago. After being excommunicated from one church as a child because of a divorced mother who got no child support and could not GIVE enough. In my teen years I went to a church that was building a new house of worship. Still had the same mom, who still had no support. I was told that my offerings were not enough….I was supposed to go home and tell my mom she needed to give more. Instead I went home and told her I was done with church. At this point in the game, if there is a higher power, I don’t believe that he/she/it can be found in a building with pretty windows.

  8. Therese Spina

    Therese Spina GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Jkiss

    Jkiss, I am so sad that happened to you! NOTHING hurts us worse than a bad church!
    I attended a rather worldly church for a few years who were more concerned about what what they were wearing than if my children had anything to eat. Jesus tells us to take care of the widows (this includes divorced mothers) and the orphans (and their children). The church I attend nowadays is a non-denominational sort with a high emphasis on family and relationship in the church, and looks after the less fortunate. Please do not let people make up your mind about Jesus. He loves you and wants the best for you, and died to give it to you. God bless you, dear.

  9. kerb berk

    kerb berk GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    To clarify (since no one else did) … the Bible does NOT say that charging interest is sin. In fact, this link shows that interest was specifically allowed when lending to foreigners: http://goo.gl/xuBih … Further, Jesus told a parable in which one of the characters buried money given into his care rather than invest it and return it to his master with interest. Clearly charging of interest was not sin. Usury was and is another matter. It is the extreme of usury that is evil.

  10. kerb berk

    kerb berk GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Jkiss, there is indeed a higher power and He can be found anywhere and is definitely not confined to any structure built with human hands. Indeed, how could the creator of the universe be limited to any part of the universe He created?

  11. activist1234

    activist1234 said, over 1 year ago

    @Tacopielvr

    Taco & Jkiss – sorry you had these awful churches— yeah, they’re out here! May I suggest instead looking for a church (body of believers) who have NO bldg— meet instead in somebody’s basement or attic or storage room or park. These are the real believers who worship like Jesus did.

  12. kerb berk

    kerb berk GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @activist1234

    Yep!

  13. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tacopielvr

    I could not agree with you more.
    Big fan of JC, no fan of “Christianity.”
    Somehow doubt JC would be very impressed with them either.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve attended some churches that were great, have had some pastors that were great. Others, not so much, but the majority of parishioners I’ve seen are well meaning. For me, the important thing is to find a church that has an active social-services program and at least a halfway decent leader, then follow the creed that I’ve developed over the years. Oh, yes, and find a group that won’t get the vapors when I say something that isn’t 100% in line with their zeitgeist. One last thing – that “Massacard” cracked me up.

  15. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    There is condemnation of usury in the bible.
    There is also an example of a man being chewed out by the master for not investing the talent he was left with so he would have derived usuary from it.
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    I’m not sure you can reconcile the two examples.
    Possibly by defining usury as excessive interest rate.
    Possibly by deciding it was condemning charging relatives usury rather than simply helping them when possible.
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    It also condemns cosigning loans because if the person doesn’t have the money to pay the loan back, why whould the co-signer put himself in the same predicament?
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    It is obvious people should be paid for the use of their money or they would have no reason to lend that money and the many things which were paid for in advance would have never existed.
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    It is possible to skirt the issue by declaring loans partnerships and monies derived from those partnerships considered paynents other than interest, but that is just smoke and mirrors.

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