Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Isis kills all nonbelievers unless they convert to Sunni Islam. Christians are no exception. Why should they be? The fascinating thing about this tune is the gruesome iconic images of the crucifixion. This is Christian imagery, not Muslim. Amazingly, the crucifixion is such a gory affair and has captured so many for so long. Yes, I know all about the story. But this sort of toon puts a punctuation mark on a common practice in Roman times. Jesus’ real contribution was to show that we should love our neighbor, help the downtrodden and dispossessed, and judge not. The whole resurrection thing just seem odd to say the least.

  2. Conservatus

    Conservatus said, about 10 hours ago

    (Sorry if this comment is redundant here..)
    Jesus said that the poor will always be with us and that at the time those present should pay attention to him and what he was (and is still) doing. As to the resurrection, it’s been said that believers are ‘fools for Christ’. Perhaps so from the perspective of those who don’t believe. The crux is faith; how to have it if you don’t. This is not a conundrum. The late Mother Teresa said “..lack of faith is no excuse.. ask for it.” The first step for this is go go within, and at that place where faith does not exist say “here I am, I surrender, do with me as you will, only give me faith”.. then wait. Ramirez’s image is spot on of today’s world. And the victims died to that world for their faith.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 8 hours ago

    Over the top, as usual. You know, Michael, when you take it too far people stop getting your message (if there ever was one)…

  4. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 8 hours ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    It’s a Political Cartoon, or an Editorial Cartoon. The purpose of these types of cartoons is to exaggerate to make their statements. Don’t read the cartoons if you don’t like the genre.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    Ramirez blames Obama, but then he always does.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 7 hours ago

    @Rad-ish

    Really? How so? All Ramirez said was that in Obama’s opinion the world is more safe now than in the last 40 years. Despite all the killing of innocents. Yes, the US is involved in that as well, however, ISIS has captured the media’s attention with their wholesale slaughter of those that have a difference of opinion on who is God and how does God wish to be worshiped.

    Perhaps you are one that does not even believe in God. ISIS would have your head on a platter as well.

  7. cjsm

    cjsm GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    Christians persecuted in the Middle East are not Christians being persecuted in the US. Christians are NOT being persecuted in the US. Insisting on people not being jerks is not persecution.

  8. Michael Wme

    Michael Wme said, about 6 hours ago

    Someone wrote that the DA (formerly DA3sh in Arabic or ISIS in English, now usually referred to as ‘the so-called Islamic State’) kills all those and only those who are not Sunni Muslims.
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    However, the Kurds are mostly Sunni Muslims who are being killed for being illegally in the part of Arabia controlled by the DA. The DA in Arabia says everyone must be a good, Arab, Salafist, Caliphatist Muslim., and there is no way a Kurd can comply with that requirement.
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    Islam spread because the Christian rulers imposed a 10% tax just to support the churches (plus a lot more tax to support the rulers).
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    Islam says the tax for the mosque is 2.5% for Muslims and 5% for Christians and Jews. So lots of Christians didn’t fight too hard to stop the Islamic take-over of their lands. (Of course, after they had full control, some of the Caliphs, Sultans, Kings, and Emirs announced that just paying the 5% wasn’t enough, everyone had to convert, leave, or die; of course, in 1492, the King and Queen of Spain said the same thing for all non-Roman-Christians and also included many of the Arabs and Jews who had converted; and, of course, many Americans know the date because, to celebrate, the King and Queen awarded lots of prizes, one of which went to an Italian to build some of the new-fangled boats that could beat against the wind.)

  9. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    The world is actually safer than ever. And here’s the data to prove that

    http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-10-23/world-actually-safer-ever-and-heres-data-prove
    “We live in a much more peaceful and inclusive world than our ancestors of the past,” he says. “The news is very much focused on singular events. All of these trends that I’m looking at are slow changes that happen over decades, or sometimes even centuries. These developments never have a ‘now’ moment that would make them interesting for news that is following current events.”

    War and Peace after 1945

    http://ourworldindata.org/data/war-peace/war-and-peace-after-1945/

  10. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    I do not believe Christians or anyone should be killed, but if Christians only want to focus on Christian deaths have they read the bible.

  11. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 hours ago

    @Conservatus

    huh?

  12. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, about 3 hours ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    More ‘over-the-top’, than say, BEHEADINGS ?

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 hours ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    “Over the top”? Your previous comments have called for those you hate to be killed. You’re sounding hypocritical.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    Shock and awe, in one sortie killed more Muslims than ISIL has killed Christians, and beheading by blade is so much more barbaric than blowing a child into pieces small enough to fit in sandwich bags.


    “Good Christians” just need to ignore all of history in the last 2,000 years to avoid the blame for all THEIR atrociites, crusades, Inquisition, “conquest” fo the New World to spread the New Testament, right, no pain, no gain.

  15. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 2 hours ago

    That’s because the Obamanation chooses to ignore or at least downplay the violence by his muslim buddies, Fort Hood being one example.

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