Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Feeble attempt at humor, very feeble…

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    There are many “characters” in organized religion/superstition.

  3. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    Ten minutes for god,
    ten minutes for the priest’s ego.
    and the rest for the devil.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Here with the fifth comment under Mr. Heller’s toon and I find I agree with everyone who preceded me. It is a feeble toon. There are many characters in religion- the preacher who married my wife and me was in the newspaper after retiring and he admitted that he was an atheist who thought he could do the most good for people as a member of the clergy. (I used to tease my wife that meant we weren’t really married). And even David’s cynical comment is accurate for many sermons I’ve heard. And Ima is also right, the poor shouldn’t be as effected by Mr. Obama’s taxes, though they will be effected by going over the “fiduciary fiasco” or not PROPERLY addressing the debt ceiling that follows two weeks later.
    That said-
    Because of all of our travels, I have been to many different churches of my wife’s faith… not catholic… and most sermons I’ve had the actual pleasure of hearing dealt with dealing with the beam in our own eyes instead of the splinter in the eyes of another. Like the Sufi Muslim writer from the 15th century who wrote that “Jihad” can not be fought against others; that “holy wars” are against our own natures and moral conflicts within our own hearts and minds..
    The examples I heard from the Christian preachers were always about people who turned away from the church, and even God, because of the judgmental and self righteous attitudes of members of the congregation.
    One day, I will die, though probably not as soon as some of my readers might like insert grin here. It will be at that point, I will either learn the truth (please don’t let the Southern Baptists be right, all of them tell me only SB go to heaven) or I’m not going to care.
    Either way, the bible I’ve read tells me to judge not, and to love my brother as I do myself. I’m going to assume that includes sisters. It also tells me to be a good steward to my world and all of its creatures and most of all that taking things away from poor people is like taking things away from Jesus. Forcing the poor to live in squalor is the same as forcing Jesus to do the same.
    So, before you criticize the commentator for what they disbelieve, ask yourself if you have truly served the faith which you claim to believe, and if you say yes, then love…and respect.
    Respectfully,
    & Happy Holidayze.
    C.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    C: As so often is the case, yours is a very poignant post for me. I was born a Catholic, raised an Episcopalian, and have belonged to a few different religions/churches after that. At my advanced age (by comparison with many here) I am basically my own brand of Christianity who also practices Buddhism. A friend recently asked me how could I do that? First I explained that Christianity is a religion and Buddhism is a philosophy. Second I told him “if you put Jesus and the Buddha in the same room together I doubt there would be a cross word between them.”
    Life has definitely taught me that practice of our spirituality in our daily lives is paramount to “what it’s all about.” I have studied world religions and philosophy all my life and have friends of all backgrounds, religions etc and try to be a respecter of them all. I have a close friend who is a political progressive and an atheist who is one of the kindest and most loving people I have ever encountered. We have talked for hours about religion, philosophy, politics and other such dangerous topics. I believe we will always be close friends because of two key traits we share: acceptance and trust…

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Having the Pope tweeting is just an attempt to draw in more people.

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Just like anybody else that tweets. I tried to embrace it, but I just really don’t understand why I need to “follow” somebody else’s life.
    To each his own tho.

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