Matt Bors by Matt Bors

Matt Bors

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Give him a little time.
    It’s not like Saint Ronnie tore down the Berlin wall his first week in office.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The perfect is the enemy of the good.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    to paraphrase –
    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of Bors”
    There is a reason the founders wanted a barrier between gov’t and religion, but at the same time wanted citizens to be able to practice their religion as they wished.
    At least Pope Francis seems to practice the philosophy of “hate the sin, love the sinner.” Which is better than some who compare gays to terrorists and women’s reproductive rights as a capital crime. He is a religious leader with his beliefs and opinions. Would Mr. Bors prefer a Borgia?
    Change is incremental, but human attitude is too often excremental.
    Compassion, respect, and understanding is very important to a civilized society. Whether in tolerating a religious view, or tolerating a behavior against which your religion stands, we must recognize the rights of the individual if the rights of majority is to also be recognized. As long as gov’t is based on what is tangible, practicing a belief in the intangible is no threat, and offers many socially positive practices.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    If you have to call an abortion a woman’s reproductive right, you haven’t really made a point yet. Keep chipping away at that stone. Never mind the flakes. Eventually, you will have a point sufficiently divisive to be used for cleaning pelts, shaping wood or attaching to a stick for use in hunting or defense, until they outlaw it.

  5. Xavier Sartre

    Xavier Sartre said, almost 3 years ago

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    @BrassOrchid BrassOrchid, I pray pro life, I vote pro choice. However, this isn’t just about abortion unless you believe that the use of birth control pills, IUDs, and other such forms to prevent an unwanted pregnancy count as abortion. From religions that forbid the use of birth control, to religions that ban the use of medical procedures to save the life of a woman who is miscarrying, to businesses who don’t wish to pay for insurance that provides for such services, women are under attack for the simple crime of being able to get pregnant.

    I assure you that if men, like seahorses, found themselves the recipient of the female egg and forced to give birth to the resulting youngling, there would be much more sympathy to what women go through.
    Sadly, we not only fail to protect women sufficiently from predators and deviant relatives,our pharmaceutical companies are making a fortune from the sale of products that increase male libido whether the male is married or not.
    Perhaps you don’t see my point, but those who wish to make it impossible for women themselves to decide when to have children and how many children to have, are also behaving pointlessly. Freedom from the responsibility to care for the helpless is being sought by those who are against food programs and housing subsidies. Why shouldn’t women be free from the responsibility of having children for whom they cannot care.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    You realize 100 years behind the times is pretty good for the Church, right? There are still a lot of Church officials inveighing against “modernism,” by which they mean anything from the Age of Enlightenment on…
    If Francis gets back Vatican II (which was inappropriate eviscerated by JPII), I, for one, will salute him.

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    Respectful Troll : Change may be incremental, but it is too slow. We seem to be restricted to one Christian Pope per century: Leo XIII in the 19th, John XXIII in the 20th, and Francis in the 21st.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Oh, well I guess I missed the memo that defines the use of condoms or the pill as homicide. I did hear that many people consider it a bit of a risky life choice to deliberately displace a fertilized ovum after the fact of conception by causing the uterus to slough it off, but that is another matter than birth control. Asserting that the Faithful equate all forms of abstinence from procreation as a mortal sin is a bit of a stretch, but if that is your Faith, then feel free to practice it.

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Young people are always behind the times. They are unwilling to join the adults in the unchecked slide toward death until they absolutely must, and usually not until they have no choice but to be dragged, kicking and screaming, from their comfortable lives. Just having outgrown the ideas of youth doesn’t mean one has become a wiser or a better person, or society. Usually not, really, if history is any indication. But that’s just factual observation and not modern thinking based on deep thought.

  11. Xavier Sartre

    Xavier Sartre said, almost 3 years ago

    You picked the most trivial of the 17. He hasn’t quite got the idea of the selfie yet, has he? He looks far too formal and dignified!

  12. Xavier Sartre

    Xavier Sartre said, almost 3 years ago

    I like Matt Bors, but I think he’s being over-cynical here. Pope Francis is patently a very different sort of pope, and a truly good human being.
    I’m a muslim, I have no particular vested interest here, but I’m extremely impressed by Pope Francis. I hope he lives long enough to transform the Catholic Church and to be an example and inspiration to us all. Peace.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    @Xavier Sartre

    Salaam Alakuim, Xavier.
    I’m curious.
    Are you ever surprised by how many people are unaware that Muslims worship the God of Abraham or that Jesus is in the Quran?
    Be well, Mr. Sartre, and I hope we see more of your comments in 2014.

  14. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 3 years ago

    The Church of Rome is old and has had many controversies, and the popes have been of widely varying qualities. This pope is only one of many now and to come. These days, do we follow a pope’s actions in cynicism or admiration?
    What does it matter? The Nineteenth Century English historian Macaulay said this of the papacy in his time: “…The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday, when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs…The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour…”
    In the same passage, of the Catholic Church: “… Nor do we see any sign which indicates that the term of her long dominion is approaching. She saw the commencement of all the governments and of all the ecclesiastical establishments that now exist in the world; and we feel no assurance that she is not destined to see the end of them all. She was great and respected before the Saxon had set foot on Britain, before the Frank had passed the Rhine, when Grecian eloquence still flourished at Antioch, when idols were still worshipped in the temple of Mecca. And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul’s."
    And at the end, as men destroy present life on Earth, it may be as portrayed at the end of A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ, by Walter M. Miller.

  15. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    When you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.

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