Frank & Ernest by Thaves

Frank & Ernest

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 2 years ago

    And it is a taffy pulling contest at St. Peters, not…

  2. BigChiefDesoto

    BigChiefDesoto said, about 2 years ago

    And we’d prefer if you’d write that David slew Goliath, he didn’t “Knock him for seven bloody bells”.
    And FINALLY, David’s sling was full of SHOT!!

  3. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, about 2 years ago

    … but a Christening IS a naming rite …

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    When David was hit with a rock and knocked off his donkey, he wasn’t stoned off his @$$! ;-)

  5. bbadenov

    bbadenov said, about 2 years ago

    Do they use bottles of champagne on a string a these christenings?

  6. Cartoonacy

    Cartoonacy said, about 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    No, he was making a pun, based on the fact that “rites” and “rights” are homophones.

  7. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 2 years ago

    Homophones have children? Don’t they need to adopt?

  8. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 2 years ago

    surely someone will insist on an atheisting someday.

  9. RUBBER DUCKY

    RUBBER DUCKY GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    LOLOL@ SIMPSONFAN

  10. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, about 2 years ago

    @BigChiefDesoto

    Actually, David’s sling held only one stone — a sling was a precision weapon in skilled hands, not a blunderbuss. He had picked up “five smooth stones”, but for a different reason. If he didn’t need a second shot at Goliath, it’s mentioned later on that Goliath had four sons, also giants, who were (we can reasonably think) at the battlefield with him. David’s five smooth stones were enough for the whole family. David was one of the more serious badasses in the whole Bible. :)

  11. MagicFan

    MagicFan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @SCAATY_423

    When was it mentioned?

  12. freeholder1

    freeholder1 said, about 2 years ago

    the four are not mentioned as being Goliath’s sons or brothers but are suggested as possibly being one or the other since they are also “descendents of Rapha in Gath” In 2 Sam. 21:22. where we are told they were also killed by David and his men. Actually, no one knows why he took five stones.

  13. iced tea

    iced tea said, about 2 years ago

    The Lord was with David when he slew Goliath that day.

  14. bmonk

    bmonk said, about 2 years ago

    @dukedoug

    “… but a Christening IS a naming rite …”

    +++++

    Exactly. The newly baptized, among other things, is named, and it’s a rite. Hence. . . .

    .

    “The wright writes the right rite.” A sentence with four homophones among six words.

  15. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, about 2 years ago

    @freeholder1

    Yes — thanks for the clarification and correction; I was going by my memory alone. As with many other details that aren’t directly explained, the five stones are ripe for guesswork, or at least a reasonable and logical inference. If it doesn’t actually contradict something that’s said elsewhere, such a surmise is not objectionable.

    C. S. Lewis once suggested — in his capacity as a world-class scholar of comparative literature, rather than as an amateur theologian — that the presence of irrelevant, unexplained details argues strongly that they came from an eyewitness account of an actual occurrence. His reason was that the art of inserting irrelevant detail into a fictional narrative to make it sound more realistic is a literary device that wasn’t even invented until only a few centuries ago. Before then, even elaborate details were related to the story, or at least accounted for within it.

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