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Mike Luckovich

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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Gene is nearby…

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    I am both a Christian and a relative liberal, just as My Lord was. So your statement is not only false, but also insulting!!!

  3. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Since Roger Ebert didn’t believe in God or heaven, this cartoon is insulting and inappropriate.

  4. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of a cartoon I saw in the early sixties, which has stuck in my head ever since, when Eleanor Roosevelt died. An excited angel is looking over the edge of a cloud; caption was, “She’s coming!”

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Who is your god, could it be… Satan?

  6. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Drop dead.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Since Roger Ebert didn’t believe in God or heaven, this cartoon is insulting and inappropriate.”


    However, Roger Ebert was born into and lived in a culture in which such tropes were and are part of the cultural background, believer or otherwise. If a cartoonist shows a public figure interacting with Santa Claus, it doesn’t mean that either the cartoonist or the public figure believes in Santa Claus. Besides, this particular image trades on art history not religious theory. I cannot imagine that Ebert would be either dismayed or surprised that cartoons such as this appeared.


    Isaac Asimov was an outspoken atheist, as well as honorary president (for a time) of the American Humanist Association. After Asimov’s death, Kurt Vonnegut gave an address at his memorial thereat. Vonnegut opened his speech with the remark “Isaac’s in Heaven now…”, which got a big laugh (which was the intent). No insult to Asimov’s beliefs was intended, or received as such. Presumably not by Asimov, anyway, who was beyond such concerns (as is, now, Roger Ebert).

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    If you truly believed in God or Jesus, you wouldn’t spend so much time trolling the fora with rude and demeaning comments.

  9. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    God? that depends. Most of them are capricious and vengeful. Jesus? yeah, he was not into rudeness, especially toward liberals (since he was one). He was definitely into being kind to others, especially those less fortunate than we are.

  10. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, over 1 year ago

    @fritzoid

    Vonnegut was an atheist, too, but also a Unitarian Universalist.

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    I think some of of the idiocracy posting here needs a thumbs up. Up what is obvious.

  12. billywonka

    billywonka said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima – Jesus was a Liberal – thank God!!

  13. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @lifebyc

    Smiley
    Smiley

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    Smiley

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    “In as much as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.” Yep, that sounds liberal to me. But then I have only spent over a half century since seminary trying to help put that into action against bigotry. Blacklisting, exile so I could feed my family, a lifetime just either side of the poverty line – I have had it easy compared to what the really faithful have put up with.

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