MythTickle by Justin Thompson

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  1. bluskies

    bluskies said, about 3 years ago

    But isn’t that exactly where organized religions and non-religions have been trying to lodge their particular God-concept since the beginning of time?

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    re: bluskies.

    In the case of Islam, certainly. Muhammed claims to have dreamed it up.
    It’s much more likely, though, that he took the combative Arab culture and combined it with Sin/Shin/Allah/etc. worship of the Moon which took different names from Sumer to the present day and then he cleared out the 359 other “gods” of the Qabbah.
    It’s very much the reverse of the Bible. Combat for gentleness, hate your neighbor vs. love your neighbor, hate your enemy vs. love your enemy, etc.
    It’s been said of hte Arabs that “all they did was fight” and that is largely true. That’s also why they make such lousy troops. Little self-discipline compared to most other peoples. But get them united under something like mohammed and the first Caliph did and they are a formidable threat, invading more than 100 nations from the Atlantic to the Indian oceans.
    In the case of the Bible, not only is it historically accurate in a way no other book is, the persons who wrote it got it from direct inspiration from God. It shows too, in the consistency of themes from Genesis to Revelation despite 40 writers over 1500 years.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, about 3 years ago


    And succeeding in driving people crazy.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 3 years ago

    I can’t help but suspect that a mindcast featuring a combative Norse god and an Egyptian god of the dead is going to end up more like “Firing Line” than like “Bob and Ray.”

  5. Phaze58

    Phaze58 said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve been reading these comics FAR to long I remember that one .and NOW its a classic , ah well nowt for me to do but keep reading .Thanks Justin for a great comic.

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 years ago

    Neb, you are absolutely correct in what you saiid about the
    Bible…too bad most people won’t listen to what they are
    told on Saturday morning

  7. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, about 3 years ago

    The Arc story from the bible is historically and geologically in accurate. There has never been a world wide flood. Many different regions flood, though, and they all have myths about it. To me, the first four read like any other fairy tale out there. The rest of the bible, at least what wasn’t discarded due reasons we can’t know, seems historically accurate in events. Just as much as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey had historical events within a work of fiction.

  8. ShadowBeast

    ShadowBeast GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Politicians are trying to find a way to do that.

  9. Me3000

    Me3000 said, about 3 years ago

    good going there (is that karma I’m a little new to the strip) give them an idea like that.

  10. Ermine Notyours

    Ermine Notyours said, about 3 years ago


    There was also this thing call the “ice age,” and it’s possible some trace of it survived oral histories for years afterwards. How do you explain endless fields of ice to someone who lives in a desert? Ice is frozen water, so it must be a flood.

  11. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Man created god and it has been downhill ever since.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago


    The fact that many myths exist about a flood gives some validity to the idea that such an event occurred. Science has tolus that humanity began somewhere around Africa. Many myths say the middl;e east. Continental drift tells us that everything was not where it is now. We ebven talk about land bridges between the east and west.Since these ancient writings come from different parts of the earth, andf all this occured before the ages of exploration, people in a flooded region would naturally believe the world had flooded.
    It seems therefore that any account of a global flood would be historically accurate.
    Does a writing need be completely factual to contain truth?
    Most “Sacred” writings I’ve examined all appear to contain underlying truths. What is left to any believer is to decide which writing he or she wishes to place their faith upon.

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 3 years ago

    We create gods as and when we feel we need them.

  14. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, about 3 years ago

    The idea that any person or group.might control other people’s mind is chilling. Verbal and physical like NAZI germany practices would be tiny in comparison. It is my opinion that ALL religious groups would be prone to use given followers are expected to follow based on faith and one person’s or group’s interpretation. The World Trade Center attack was.based on religious interpretation.

  15. JP Steve

    JP Steve said, about 3 years ago


    “too bad most people won’t listen to what they are told on Saturday morning”

    They should get their religious teachings from cartoons? Cool!

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