Herb and Jamaal by Stephen Bentley

Herb and Jamaal

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  1. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    For which we are very grateful. We’d be in a bad way if He decided we weren’t bothering with.

  2. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    prove it, Rev

  3. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    For the simplest of reasons, Rev—there is no evidence for his existence, as well as better explanations for roses and all other living things, provided by people who have done the hard work necessary to formulate, test, understand, and communicate them. I’m not denying that you hear voices in your head—only that those voices correspond to anything in objective reality outside of your head.
    Furthermore, your rose can be, and is used by people in other religions to “prove” the existence of their god, who is not the same as yours. On what basis do you assert that you are right, and they are wrong?

  4. safistikaytdlayd

    safistikaytdlayd said, almost 4 years ago

    Great strip! Thank God He does consider us! Sadly, there are still many naysayers, but one day, actually one day soon, all will know the truth.

  5. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, almost 4 years ago

    and you enjoy burning for all eternity Dave.

  6. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Romans 1.20, like any other theological verse in the bible, is a mere unsubstantiated assertion. In Paul’s day, they simply didn’t know much about the universe or how it works, and so attributed it to yahweh, zeus, or whomever. We now know much more. As Laplace so famously remarked when asked why he did not mention god in his book on celestial mechanics, “I had no need of that hypothesis.”

  7. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lee Strobel’s book is twaddle, full of long debunked arguments that nevertheless he decided to believe. So, he was a convert—big deal. There have been lots of converts, in all directions. For example, Dan Barker (his books are “Losing Faith in Faith” and “Godless”) went from evangelical preacher to atheist (as did I). You can find converts from christianity to islam and vice versa with a bit of research. Truth is not decided by majority vote.
    When one looks for evidence, explanations of how things happen, and reasoning that can be accepted by someone not committed to the positions he has already chosen, it is obvious that there is no evidence for the existence of any god. The differences between religions, for example, or controlled studies showing that prayer has no effect. Victor Stenger’s book “God: The Failed Hypothesis” is filled with examples of how things would be expected to be different if some sort of god existed. So, here’s a modest suggestion: Let’s all stop believing in invisible men in the sky until such time as some reasonable evidence for his or their existence is forthcoming.
    Believe if you want, or need some sort of psychological crutch, or are simply too lazy to do the hard work necessary to acquire a scientific education. But please don’t fool yourself into thinking that everything you believe is true (after all, you aren’t the final source of wisdom), and stop trying to institute your own particular version of theocracy into what is theoretically a free country.

  8. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Neo Blakkrstal

    Ooh, big scary rottweiler in the sky gonna bite me on the pee-pee over and over.
    Why don’t you grow up, drop your infantile revenge fantasies, and stop trying to treat other adults as if they were two-year olds who can be scared by immoral halfwits like yourself? And while you’re at it, look up “argumentum ad baculum”—your education has to start somewhere and, as with most religious people, the nature of informal logical fallacies is as good a place as any.
    When you’re done with that, I’ll send a nanny over to change your diaper.

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