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Mike Lester

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Looks more like LBJ than Francis?

  2. ColinJames

    ColinJames said, almost 3 years ago

    Exactly. Jesus didn’t just give fish and bread to the hungry. He didn’t turn over the tables of the money lenders. He didn’t heal the sick who had no insurance. Not Jesus.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    @ColinJames

    Teach what men to fish? The inhabitants of extremely arid sub Saharan Africa? There are just about 30,000 children that literally starve to death each day in this world, should he also teach them to fish? Would Christ himself say to teach them to fish?

  4. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 2 years ago

    Shockingly I agree with you sir. The pope telling people to be charitable, telling corporations to be charitable, is not the same as telling government to take peoples money and give it to others.

    The point is PEOPLE, individuals should care about others, take care of others, love others. Government is a different beast.

    Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, render unto God what is God’s

    archimedes

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    Amazing how quickly the neo-Puritans in America are turning on this new Pope just because he’s actually talking about parts of the Bible that don’t give excuses to hate.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    Conservatives turning on the Pope?
    Maybe Popes aren’t completely useless.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    _ I am sick and tired of the “government” extorting what I have worked all of my life to earn and save, and give it to the generation after generation of parasites…_

    And there we have the message of modern conservatism in a nutshell: If you’re poor, it’s your own fault & you deserve to suffer.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    no uncle joe conservatives give to charities // libs have gov take $$$ to give to those gov selects

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    There was a time — say during the Middle Ages — when central governments were generally weak but the Church was strong — in fact it was the dominant social institution. During that period the Church was the primary source of “charity”. Time passed, things changed, and the Church became less important and central governments became the dominant social institutions. No surprise, governments started to take over “charity”. Those who say that “charity” or “welfare” should be run by churches and not by governments are thinking about the institutions of a society that disappeared hundreds of years ago.

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    @pirate227

    Conservatives turning on the Pope?
    Maybe Popes aren’t completely useless."


    Oh? Finally got me reading what this pope was up to lately. Hmm. Cool, anyone that manages to upset ultra-right-wingers is cool in my book.

  11. primitivus

    primitivus GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck
    @ansonia
    ansonia said, “Did Jesus take fish
    from people who had fish and give it
    to the people who didn’t have fish?”

    Yes. Loaves, too.

    Fish and loaves freely offered up, not confiscated. That’s what sets “charity” apart from income redistribution.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @wbr

    no uncle joe conservatives give to charities // libs have gov take $$$ to give to those gov selects

    Some conservatives give, as do some liberals. But, the charities choose who to help & under what terms, too.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    There was a time — say during the Middle Ages — when central governments were generally weak but the Church was strong — in fact it was the dominant social institution During that period the Church was the primary source of “charity”.

    Judging from what I know of history, the Church’s efforts fell far short of the need. I am willing to concede the point that being poor in this country today, isn’t nearly as horrible as it used to be. Our social safety net has a lot to do with that.

  14. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t see anything about race or racist in what Doctor Warbucks said. Do you believe that anyone who wants to choose who they help is automatically racist?

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Did you ever read George Orwell’s “Down and Out in London and Paris”? A fascinating view of two different approaches to “charity”. And of course Dickens’ “Hard Times”. Dickens was friends with Mayhew, who wrote “London Labour and the London Poor” — about the same time that Engels wrote “The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844”. Great works, all of these.

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