Classic Doonesbury (1973) by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 1 year ago

    Christmas in May

  2. JohnHerbison

    JohnHerbison said, about 1 year ago

    Can anyone imagine Mary and Joseph in couples counseling?

  3. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 1 year ago

    @JohnHerbison
    First thing Joseph would say:
    He’s not my kid!

  4. spaced man spliff

    spaced man spliff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The entire bible is fiction. So is the koran. No such people.
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    Maybe, Maybe not, but it was never meant to be taken literally by those who penned it. At least there are those who understand the Vedas (also not meant to be taken literally) in a symbolic, mystical way.
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    Never fear, Literalists. I’m ready for your counter-arguments (or should I say persuasions, in whatever degree of intensity).

  5. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 1 year ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Big business in “Christmas in July” here in Aus. where the seasons are reversed …

  6. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    Christmas in 1973.

  7. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    The entire Doonesbury is fiction, yet we still read and appreciate it. Except for those who dedicate themselves to tearing it down.

  8. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Why is Mike surprised that Thor’s playing Joseph?
    Is he an outspoken atheist or something?

  9. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, about 1 year ago

    Remember that Mary was, and will always be, a virgin.

  10. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, about 1 year ago

    @FlyerTom

    I would like to draw your attention to the fact that nowhere in the bible does it state that…but if you believe it, I have this nice little piece of prime swampland for you, please send 50 grand in small unmarked bills…

  11. $$i9

    $$i9 said, about 1 year ago

    I heard part of a discussion on the radio in which it was believed that Jesus was born in the spring. If the Bible is taken to be accurate about shepherds tending their flocks, it was mentioned, shepherds don’t tend their flocks except when lambs are born, which is spring.

    It works out best for business to have Christmas occur near the end of the last month of the year.

  12. missanyssa

    missanyssa said, about 1 year ago

    @FlyerTom

    Only in the Catholic religion after she died and had her other children with her earthly husband, Joseph.

  13. missanyssa

    missanyssa said, about 1 year ago

    @$$i9

    December 25 was a date chosen by a pope to have a Christian holiday over the Saturn festival. There is no likely way shepherd in the Bethlehem area would have been out on hills in December nor that the wise men arrived there on the same night as the star appeared. Even Catholics allow 12 days, though it may have been up to two years.

  14. griffon88

    griffon88 said, about 1 year ago

    @$$i9

    It works out best for Christianity to appropriate pagan holidays like Solstice and say, “Yeah, when you’re celebrating the return of the sun, you’re actually celebrating the birth of the Son.”

  15. jeffiekins

    jeffiekins said, about 1 year ago

    @$$i9

    Actually, it worked out best for the Church to make Xmas a couple of days after the pagan winter feast. It was a pattern: they would (slightly) adapt the existing pagan practices in various lands, to make it easier for people to switch to their new practices. There’s an existing ancient letter from a pope to an emissary that says he should do this.

    Xmas? Winter (solstice) feast. Easter bunny? Spring (equinox) fertility symbol (May pole, too).

    And Mary (her parents named her Miriam) wasn’t considered to have been a virgin until the Nicean Council decided she was. I’ll spare you the details of the tragic translation error.

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