Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, Let’s kill an atheist for Christ !

  2. deadheadzan

    deadheadzan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Scarey thought but that’s what Fox News and Bill O’reilly instigated before the abortion doctor in Kansas got gunned down in his own church. And he obviously wasn’t an atheist.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 3 years ago

    Rupert Murder …ah.. Murdoch made his fortune on sensationalism. Sex and Violence sells papers. Fox News is just a continuation of that policy with a heavy dose of far right thoughtlessness thrown in to appeal to the ditto heads.

  4. Beekeeper62

    Beekeeper62 said, over 3 years ago

    “In the 2001 book American Terrorist, McVeigh stated that he did not believe in Hell and that science is his religion.” This is the kind of Atheist we need more of, people who have had their conscience weaken by Atheism. Atheist like Stalin, Mao and a host of others Atheists.

  5. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Is the anus an organ?

  6. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, over 3 years ago

    @Beekeeper62

    Whereas religion doesn’t drive people to zealously kill people. With insane suicide bombs.

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    B-roll is, or can be, fake footage. Meaning, next year Fox News will feature a different manufactured manger incident at a different venue. And if for any reason they need footage of “the different manger”, they can use the backup b-roll from this one.


    Is that a deceitful practice foisted off on the public? Is it common? Do other TV news organizations also do it?


    (Before this strip I had no idea what “b-roll” is and had to google it to learn.)

  8. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 3 years ago

    @Beekeeper62

    ‘“In the 2001 book American Terrorist, McVeigh stated that he did not believe in Hell and that science is his religion.” This is the kind of Atheist we need more of, people who have had their conscience weaken by Atheism. Atheist like Stalin, Mao and a host of others Atheists.’


    By all means, let’s bring back the likes of the inqusition and all those nice, dedicated, religious people maintaining such high moral standards.


    Remember, “Evil people can do good but for good people to do evil – that takes religion!”

  9. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    IF IT HAD THE POWER, FOX NEWS WOULD TREAT ATHEISTS AS GOEBBELS TREATED THE JEWS

    In 1939, in a speech to the Reichstag, Hitler had said:
    If international finance Jewry in and outside Europe should succeed in thrusting the nations once again into a world war, then the result will … be the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe.69


    The view of most historians is that the decision to proceed with the extermination of the Jews was taken at some point in late 1941.70





    In December, he was present when Hitler addressed a meeting of Gauleiters and other senior Nazis, discussing among other things the “Jewish question.” [Goebbels] wrote in his diary afterward:


    With regard to the Jewish Question, the Führer is determined to make a clean sweep of it. He prophesied that … they would experience their annihilation. That was no empty talk. The world war is here [this was the week Germany declared war on the United States]. The annihilation of Jewry must be the necessary consequence. The question is to be viewed without any sentimentality. …


    During 1942, Goebbels continued to press for the “final solution to the Jewish question” to be carried forward as quickly as possible now that Germany had occupied a huge swathe of Soviet territory into which all the Jews of German-controlled Europe could be deported. There they could be worked into extinction …. [T]here were still 40,000 Jews in Berlin.73 …. “It would be best to kill them altogether.”74 … He wrote:


    The Jews are now being deported to the east. … 60 percent of them must be liquidated, while only 40 percent can be put to work […] A judgment is being carried out on the Jews which is barbaric, but fully deserved.76.



    Reich propaganda minister Goebbels
    Chancellor of Germany In office 30 April 1945 – 1 May 1945
    Spouse Magda Ritschel
    Children 6
    Alma mater University of Bonn

  10. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t know of any religion, including Islam, which urges its adherents to go out and murder in the name of God.
    It is power-hungry people who distort religious teachings to pursue their own personal agendas.

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    You can read the full unexpurgated version at:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbel

  12. griffon88

    griffon88 said, over 3 years ago

    Nicely done, D W. So true, masterskrain. And if anyone believes that because it’s Old Testament and therefore doesn’t apply anymore, I refer you to what Jesus said in Matthew.
    5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
    5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
    5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

  13. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    There’s a lot of stupid sniping between religious and non-religious here, and it’s not particularly edifying. There have been plenty of cold-blooded killers for the sake of religion (misguided or delusional as they were) and there have been plenty of cold-blooded killers totally unrelated to any religious tradition at all. Furthermore, there have been plenty of cold-blooded killers using religion as an excuse for their killing even though they have no regard for the teachings or morals of that religion.
    So what? All this proves is that every segment of society has cold-blooded killers which makes nobody morally superior to anybody else. And if you’re busy trying to prove that your group is morally superior – or that the other group is inferior, then you have some growing up to do.
    There are a lot Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and so on who could easily and happily collaborate with atheists in many projects to make this a better world. So what if you believe different things about the “Why” and the “Who” of creation and afterlife? It is possible to find common ground on the here and now. Geez.

  14. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. The bible is a record of people often being idiots but also having moments of enlightenment and grace. Sounds pretty much like all humanity.

  15. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, over 3 years ago

    “I needed the money for drugs” and “God told me to do it” are perfectly viable excuses for committing atrocities…just pick the one that appeals to your political preferences.

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