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Mike Luckovich

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    Wow, Penn & Teller (who are noted atheists), are gonna think this is hilarious!

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Maybe the current Pope should just get it over with and Cannonize himself. That would save a lot of time.

  3. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 2 years ago

    I don’t know if that’s how it works. Reading about saints, it’s like “This saint was martyred by being roasted on a gridiron, so now he’s the patron saint of football.” Or “This saint was strangled with his own hair, so now he’s the patron saint of hairdressers.” The logic is a bit tenuous.

    If they were straightforward about it, though, he could be the patron saint of covering it all up.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I heard from someone who had been to Penn’s house that he had a room full of odd sexual equipment. So maybe he could be a candidate for saint hood.

  5. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, about 2 years ago

    When the Catholic Church sells all its real estate, art, jewelry, etc, and use it to help the downtrodden, then I will pay attention to it.

  6. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I gotta find out how they catch a bullet with their teeth!

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    I’ve seen several, ranging from a renaissance fair in the 80s before they hit it big to most recently a couple of months ago in Boston. Awesome performers. A little weird on the politics (they’re Objectivists), but talented guys who work hard to make it great.

  8. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, about 2 years ago

    Reminds me of Father Guido Sarducci when he talked about miracles.

  9. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    @curtisls87

    Rent the movie “The Shoes of the Fisherman” starring Anthony Quinn.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Teller did speak up louder to defend kids.

  11. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 2 years ago

    @curtisls87

    when you do the same I will pay attention to you. The Catholic Church spends Billions upon Billions of dollars every year to help the needy The economist estimated 171 billion dollars in 2010

  12. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, about 2 years ago

    @Archimedes

    First, you don’t know me, so you don’t know what I do or don’t do. Second, I can assure you I have no priceless art treasures, nor do I wear any priceless jewelry. Third, I do give to charity, and give of my time to help others in need. Fourth, the Catholic Church is supposed to follow Christian tenets. Per the words of Jesus, it would be easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kindom of heaven. The Catholic Church is rich beyond belief.

    Finally, although you don’t provide citation, it was relatively easy to find the data you represented. While the total number is correct, your assertion that the " Catholic Church spends Billions upon Billions of dollars every year to help the needy, is false.

    From the Vatileaks article: “The Economist estimates that annual spending by the church and entities owned by the church was around $170 billion in 2010 (the church does not release such figures). We think 57% of this goes on health-care networks, followed by 28% on colleges, with parish and diocesan day-to-day operations accounting for just 6% and national charitable activities just 2.7%.”

    http://www.economist.com/node/21560536

    http://www.vatileaks.com/blog/Vati_Leaks/post/’The_Economist’_Estimates_the_Catholic_Church_Spent_$171,600,000,000_in2010/

  13. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 2 years ago

    @curtisls87

    And what do you think the catholic hospitals spend that money on, milkshakes? It is spent on giving medical assistance to those that cannot afford it. And where does that money go at the colleges—to tuition for those that cannot afford it. Get the idea??? six percent for running the churches seems like a small enough percentage to me, better than United Way.

  14. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, about 2 years ago

    @Archimedes

    I’m sure that those catholic hospitals spend a considerable amount for administration, facilities, staffing, and other items. I’m sure that some portion of it is for providing medical assistance to the poor, but really, not very much of it. Catholic hospitals are rarely run, just for the poor. For colleges, I’m sure it goes to faculty, administration, building, and some to students.

    Clearly they do not spend, “billions upon billions of dollars every year to help the needy.”

    None of this portion of the discussion, though, has anything to do with the church selling off its treasure.

  15. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 2 years ago

    @curtisls87

    Ok curtis, let’s try this again. You have a hospital and a college, either you charge tuition and fees for service or you don’t. I you do, then the college or hospital covers the expenses of the hospital—such as doctor, staff, admin, teachers, etc…… If you don’t charge fees or tuition then those people are getting it for free—or reduced and the staff etc… is getting paid from the money. So you can’t have it your way. If the money is being paid to staff then the users ARE NOT PAYING and that is charity.

    archimedes

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