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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, about 7 years ago

    To quote the Penguin “Hoy Moly!” I don’t know what this is all about but I love the woman’s punch line.

    It looks like a good English cartoons from the 50’s.

    I don’t see how this can be turned to Liberal/Conservative, or Obama/Health Care, or even Balloon Boy/Lost Pilots, but I am sure someone will try.

    I’ll just call it a fun cartoon and leave it at that.

  2. comyics

    comyics said, about 7 years ago

    Does that plaque say, St Freddie in the fields Episcopal Church?

    I agree that the cartoon looks neat. Though I cant make sense of it quite yet.

  3. tudza2

    tudza2 said, about 7 years ago

    Well, I knew that the Pope had made offers to allow members of the Anglican church en mass to mass, so to speak, reversing the work of good King Henry VIII.

    As I understand it, Episcopalians are off-shoots of the Anglican church when the USA split with England. How can you have Anglicans in the USA if the head of the Anglican church is the king after all?

    Apparently it’s all about Anglicans that want stricter church rules, like no gays and women priests etc.

  4. Ronshua

    Ronshua said, about 7 years ago

    Tell it all to Jan Hus .

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    I’m told that during the turbulent 1960’s my mother started dating a black guy because she thought it bothered her mother. When I asked my grandmother, she explained to me “It didn’t bother me that he was black. But d@mmit, he was a Catholic!”

  6. cdward

    cdward said, about 7 years ago

    The pope did make an offer to ease restrictions on Anglicans who are disaffected. The issues are essentially women and gays at the altar. Although the Episcopal Church (USA) is fully Anglican, it is organized differently than the Church of England, so the offer will have less impact here. Reactionary Episcopalians have largely already left for special provinces in African or South American Anglican churches.

    The offer is geared more toward England where parishes cannot align with other provinces (it is a state church). It will be interesting to see how this plays out since the pope, as the head of one state is technically interfering with the domain of another head of state, the Queen who officially the head of the Church of England.

  7. hintzy

    hintzy said, about 7 years ago

    And Scott, I’m weary of people who sow intolerance and hatred. Why is it so terrible, so revolting, for someone to be different from you? I’ve thought and thought about it and I really just can’t understand your point of view. I’ve read the same Bible as you, and it taught me to be open-minded and accept people for who they are. I know you’re going to tear me apart for saying that. I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree…


    BOB HASTY GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    Hey Scott, I see you haven’t read the Sermon on the Mount yet! By the way, if you review what Jesus had to say about the REAL sin of Sodom, you might not want to use that metaphor anymore. Now, for therapy, Scott, please do the following:

    1. Shout: STOP!! STOP!! STOP!!
    2. Read Philippians 4:4-9 out loud.
    3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 every time that “log” in your eye distorts your vision!

    Note: I led a choir in an Orthodox Synagogue for 30 years. This works for Jews too!!

  9. cartwrights

    cartwrights said, about 7 years ago

    I think it’s “St. Produce in the Fields.”

    And I agree with Hintzy.

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 7 years ago

    scott….I’ve seen you post some flaming hypocrisy here, but this time you topped yourself.

    What are you doing right now, but insisting Christianity can ONLY be defined in the way you see it? And anyone who feels otherwise is brain-dead.

    Jesus said the the second of the greatest commandments was to love thy neighbor as thyself….while the only thing spewing out of YOUR keyboard every time you post, is hatred for your neighbors. ( Yes they are….parable of the Good Samaritan )

    Jesus preached humility ( parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector )….while YOU’RE about as humble as the average peacock. Again and again, belittling anyone who doesn’t see things your way as brain dead, ignorant, or whatever.

    And yet you rant about OTHERS ignoring the New Testament? You wouldn’t knew Jesus if you walked into Him.

    But that’s okay…He never knew YOU either.

    Or that’s what He’s going to tell you one day/

  11. Elizabeth Hurlbut

    Elizabeth Hurlbut said, about 7 years ago

    The comic is brilliant as it shows both an angry and peaceful reaction to religious policy that we see here in these very comments to the strip. The Bible taught me to love God with my whole being and my neighbour as myself so I guess I’ll be with the Women’s Auxiliary… :)

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 7 years ago

    I like this one. I can see it happening in many places. All of it. In addition I can see no one learning from it. Its a great piece for a cartoon.

  13. JPBecker

    JPBecker said, about 7 years ago

    I agree with Ken on this one. People get too uptight when it comes to religion.

  14. deadheadzan

    deadheadzan GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    Poor Colonel Ponsby, obviously an English Episcopalian of the Old School.

  15. J.

    J. said, about 7 years ago

    Very David Low, but if the Anglicans want it, let them have it…in abundance.

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