C'est la Vie by Jennifer Babcock

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 8 months ago

    No, the assumer usually just makes an a— of him/herself. Unless that old phrase meant projecting one’s own bad traits onto the other person or something similar.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 8 months ago

    The major difference between what I call “old style” catholics vs. “modern” catholics is that the latter are often Saved by Christ and know their Bibles. The former believes their adherence to rules and regulations will save them.

  3. leo

    leo said, 8 months ago

    i should liked more a wiccan mona.

  4. Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore said, 8 months ago

    I haven’t heard that ASSUMEASS out of U and ME gag since Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Tetralogy!

  5. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 8 months ago

    Uh-oh. I fear for this priest! Mona likes him! Why am I flashing on Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory? That priest was an alcoholic and had fathered a daughter….

  6. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, 8 months ago

    In a city the size of LA with a large Catholic population any priest that had been there for awhile would have heard things far worse than anything Mona could throw at him.

  7. The missing M. Smokey

    The missing M. Smokey said, 8 months ago

    A new friend! And the best part is you don’t have to look at him.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    Oh oh! The jokes are getting older than the Catholic Church…!

  9. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, 8 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    That old phrase is mostly how it’s spelled. Assume… ass-u-me. Thus the priests statement of making an ass of you and me!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @Kafka on the Shore

    I first heard it on a Benny Hill Show.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Old Catholic and new Catholic suggests before and after Vatican Two.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    (from yesterday)
    “Christ said we are to judge a person by the fruits they produce. Everyone likes to take the first half of one of His sentences in order to justify doing wrong, but they ignore what Christ said about judging.”


    Christ said we shall KNOW them, or RECOGNIZE them, by their fruits (depending on your translation), but that is different from PASSING JUDGMENT on another person. And that passage is specific to “following False Prophets.”


    But whatever weight or interpretation you give to Matthew 7:20, please also take into account Matthew 7:1 (which seems to be the crucial reference at hand):


    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
    Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.


    (from today)
    “The former believes their adherence to rules and regulations will save them.”


    And the latter believes something else. Who REALLY knows who will be saved and who will not? Not you, and not me.

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Sisyphos

    It’s interesting that you bring up The Power and the Glory.


    The Whiskey Priest was a lustful drunkard, true, but he was out in the jungle doing his job, marrying couples and performing baptisms and saying masses, and all the while he knew that if he was caught by the government he’d be summarily shot.

    Meanwhile, back in the capital, those “tamed” priests who’d been allowed to practice nominal rites (within strict bounds), mostly as a PR concession by the government, stayed fat and happy in their rich robes with their gold altars and their sumptuous meals.


    Whether or not you consider the title of the book to be meant ironically depends largely upon your definitions of “power” and “glory.”

  14. mpk39

    mpk39 said, 8 months ago

    This strip is consistently posted late these days.

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