Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    I notice BD just left the room without comment. He knows better than try to confuse Boopsie with the truth.

  2. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    At least Boopsie learned from experience, unlike all the followers of William Miller and their descendants of the current day, who have now formalized his delusional lunacy as official dogma of their screwball religions.

  3. Kali39

    Kali39 said, over 3 years ago

    Didn’t BD refer to that event as the Moronic Convergence?

  4. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, that Harmonica Virgins thing really worked!

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Beam me up Scottie. There no intelligent life left, down here.

  6. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 3 years ago

    I remember the harmonic convergence from living in Metro Washington DC area at the time. It was observed in MD, and that weekend more than sixty jackpot winning Maryland Lottery tickets were sold that weekend.

    Three jackpot winning tickets were bought by the occupants of one car: A wife, her husband who figured she had forgotten to buy her lucky numbers, and the friend in the car who thought both the wife and husband who thought in all the preparation for the Wife’s part of the Convergence forgot to purchase her regular lottery numbers. I have no idea if there was a group who meditated on those numbers before the drawing because those numbers had some cosmic meaning at that time but a lot of the HCers shared the jackpot, along with others that weekend.

    JusSayin

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    Hey Mom! Sam is “that cute pink thing” now, not the outfit!

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Death is no obstacle .

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Re “… the followers of William Miller and their descendants ….”


    The faction of “Millerites” that became the Seventh-day Adventists (SDAs) now number nearly 20 million worldwide (1 million in North America). After their Great Disappointment on October 22, 1844, the SDAs held to the “shut door” doctrine.


    Which said that only the tiny group, the “little flock”, in New England could go to heaven when Jesus did come. Which would occur in a matter of days, weeks, months, or a few years at most. Everybody else would burn in hell (not everlastingly, only till they were "everlastingly burnt up”).


    Time passed. They started having children. Were their own kids shut out by the “shut door”? Their leaders, including their infallible prophet, Ellen G. White, also considered Jesus’ command to “preach the gospel” to the ends of the world. But if the “door” was shut against all the rest of the world, why evangelize?


    When the youngest among them died off, they would be come extinct. So they quietly dropped the “shut door” doctrine. And they now say that Ellen G. White never did believe in the “shut door”. (Yeah, she did.)


    Don’t scoff. This is just human nature.

  10. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 3 years ago

    …oh and don’t forget the clean B.V.D.’s!

  11. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    isn’t actuaries, modern day prophets using math, probabilities, and statistics?

  12. Paul Bachant

    Paul Bachant said, over 3 years ago

    ALL religions are screwball…

  13. roctor

    roctor said, over 3 years ago

    Clean clothes are the best policy for afterlife insurance.

  14. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 3 years ago

    And the same people who laugh at these crackpot prophecies will still try to get you to believe in their crackpot prophecies, like global warming.

  15. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 3 years ago

    @Linguist

    How did you manage to post that BEFORE JusSayin exemplified it in the subsequent post…?

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