Ken Catalino by Ken Catalino

Ken Catalino

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  1. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 2 years ago

    Red Sea after Moses and co made it through? Crusades? Inquisition? American expansion from the East to West coast? God is kinda violent.

  2. l84lnup

    l84lnup said, over 2 years ago

    @Kylop

    it seems you have great difficulty determining the difference between What God wants and what the church wants. all churches are man made. even the holy books of all religions were written by man, not the hand of god. it was a counsel in Nisea that determined which books would be in the new testament and which would be discarded. man not God.

  3. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    dear wme the 10% is old testament and it was to support the levi clan which was not given land

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Jews and Christians have just been saying, and doing, the same thing, for at least 700 years longer than Islam. (Just read the book of Joshua.)

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @Kylop

    He’s suing for the crusades too.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Humans have been at it since they first crawled out of the sea. I know…it’s fashionable in the intellectual circles to blame religon for all of man’s stupidity. But here’s the problem: if you did get rid of religon, what would you blame all the world’s failings on?

  7. eclavoie

    eclavoie said, over 2 years ago

    If only you could find a lawyer up there…

  8. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @l84lnup

    And you, the great knower of all things, are going to tell us what god (which one?) wants, without recourse to any of the “holy” books or the writings of (any) church??

  9. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If you actually read anti-religious books, instead of just spewing out your persecution complex in public, you’d know that we spend plenty of words against the evil that is islam as well as the evil that is christianity (and other religions as well, but those two tend to be the most violent). Two of the best-known new atheist books, The End of Faith by Sam Harris, and God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens are good places to start.

  10. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t understand this cartoon at all. Has Mr. Catalino not read the bible and the koran? They are filled with commands to kill unbelievers. Five minutes with The Google, and he will have himself a nice list. Or, lacking even that amount of time, just read the 7th chapter of Deuteronomy (just one of many similar passages). It’s all there—the command to exterminate the other peoples, and the reason given, their unbelief in the god ordering the genocide.

    It ain’t slander if it’s true!

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @markjoseph125

    Perhaps what he DOES understand is in the Christian bible most of the “evil” verses used by people who hate Christianity, are from the “old” testament. The “new” testament replaces these rules for living.
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    What I DO wonder (honestly) if it’s a similar situation with the Koran?

  12. markjoseph125

    markjoseph125 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @echoraven

    1) This is a popular (though never explicitly stated) ploy of the anti-semites; a troglodytic “OT god bad, NT god good” grunt. It won’t wash, because all christian theology holds that it is the same god in both books.

    2) In any case, the argument fails on its own lack of merit. The NT makes frequent reference to and use of the OT. There’s the whole “fulfilled prophecy” scam, along with the fact that many of the NT’s teachings depend on its use of some of the more improbable OT stories as if they were historically true. Examples are Jesus drawing an analogy between himself and Jonah (Luke 11.29-32; Matthew 12.40), as well as using the Noah’s ark story (Matthew 24.37-39), and Paul claiming that Jesus was the “last Adam” (1 Corinthians 15.45). In any case, the NT god’s morality is scarcely better that the OT god’s; the big three of genocide, slavery, and misogyny are all there, along with the complete ignorance of the natural world and the concomitant insistence on not thinking for oneself, but rather obeying “god” (which somehow always turns out to be someone who has set himself up as a mouthpiece for god).

    3) There is no evidence that any avatar of the western sky-god exists; that is all pre-scientific mythology. Our time would better be spent learning how the world works. We have science for that.

    4) To the best of my (admittedly limited) knowledge, there is no such “testamental divide” in the koran, which is one book with no temporally distinct sections.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    God has no interest in, does not dictate to nor instruct any one group of humans on how to deal with any other group of humans.

    You have freewill. God will not interfere BUT you will “reap what you sow”

    Hate begets hate.

    All you need is love.

    Religion is the product of humans who desire to control the general population. Just like any tool, it has some good uses. But unfortunately religion divides peoples into sects pitting them against one another. Hate, jealousy, envy, greed used in the place of love.

    Once will destroy ourselves, perhaps the next “intelligent” life form on this planet actually will be.

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