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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Is the ruler metric? Or did he just not measure up?

  2. cenright

    cenright said, almost 2 years ago

    Know the feeling. Had the same experience at St John Berchmans.

  3. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Making fun of how people talk is not funny. But seriously; Ratzinger has nothing against nuns, it’s just liberals that give him heartburn.

  4. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    … he might even believe he deserved that beating.

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago


    Vell, it iz very funny if it iz jerman, and that’s coming from one :-)
    You know what i like most? The old war movies out of Hollywood when they couldn’t find German actors and some poor sob had to try to sound like one. Hilarious, especially when even the script writers didn’t know the first thing about German and just put in something the thought sounded like it…

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “Ve haff vays off makink you talkk!”
    Yup, Pope Benny has been watching WAY to many old movies…

  7. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I love this one!!!!

    Almost as much as I love seeing a bunch of tired old clowns dressed up in Red trying to hold back the clock. I bet they wish for the good ol’ days when they could molest children with impunity on Saturday and preach homophobia and abstience out of wedlock on Sunday.

    “The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers” Princess Leia

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember the older nuns (born c. 1900) who administered corporal punishment. It was physical, not harsh – but embarrassing. A swat on the butt in the cloak closet with “The Board of Education.” A light swipe at the head. I heard of stronger actions, but through the years I came to realize it involved kids with behavioral problems who responded badly to force.

    The nuns were tough with children and it worked in most cases toward training them to control themselves. Nuns didn’t know enough of things such as autism, dyslexia, and various emotional problems to deal with them properly. They had tough jobs (in my time, up to 50 children per classroom!), received only room and board, and in some cases I’m sure were very personally frustrated.

    And I’ll tell you what – they resented many of the priests. Religion aside, they had feelings as people and saw the vanity, superficiality, and rudeness of the male clerics. At best, they were often supercilious toward the nuns. I could see the nuns silently fume after dealing with arrogant priests. Sisterhood was already becoming unfashionable by the 1960s, and the nuns were often mocked as women who couldn’t interest real men, so they “married Jesus. “

    And yet, they were in most cases intelligent and talented and basically ran the schools and parishes. Nuns did the work; priests got the glamour and admiration. But the day was soon coming when they began to lose respect, too. I often thought, even back then, that nuns should be the priests.

    I’ve met clerics high in the Church. I’ve kissed cardinals’ rings, several of my classmates are monsignors and one is a bishop. Sadly, several were even prosecuted for sexual misbehavior. I don’t disrespect religions entirely, but I think men way up in the hierarchy are not normal mentally — have never been, through the ages.

    Benedict seems a religious bureaucrat bound by rules and dogma hundreds of years out of date. How can intelligent, educated men engage in the double-think required to believe in fables of a pre-scientific cosmology? In the minds of many rigid churchmen, half of the human race is somehow unclean, ever since Eve. What a strange fetter is religion on the human race.

  9. Gil

    Gil said, almost 2 years ago

    Revenge was sweet! After years of knuckle smashing, my 7th grade nunster took me out in the hall to give me a good one. I ducked (they telegraph everything) and she broke something in her hand when it hit the oak door. I was as revered as Robin Hood with the class and in deep do-do with Sr. “Mary Hitler”.

  10. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    The most interesting thing that the Vatican is complaining about regarding the American nuns is that they spend too much time caring for the poor and marginalized while not preaching enough against gays and abortion. In other words, the Vatican would like them to encourage bringing more people into the world whom we can then abuse or at least ignore.

  11. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    There is no god, devil heaven or hell. Superstition/religion is a monstrous evil filth. It is a cruel hoax. It is used by the people at the top (in goverment, business, etc) to keep the people afraid and obedient. You don’t need belief in and fear of an all knowing all powerful imaginary friend to be moral. In fact the people at the top know full well that there is no god. I won’t dignify them with the word Atheist because we Atheists are better than the people at the top.

  12. Creniere

    Creniere GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    It’s just liberals and progressives that give YOU heartburn….and gladly so.

  13. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    People don’t believe me, but this is true. Way back in the “good old days” – AFTER I had already taught school in another state – I had to take a course in “Practice Teaching”, to finish an Education Minor for Certification in this State. Since the Public Schools had filled all the available openings for practice teachers in my major subject, I was assigned to a Roman High School in the central part of the city.

    On the day appointed, I arrived; checked in at the Principal’s office; and was told to sit in the hall till Sister came to guide me to the classroom. I sat down; and had barely begun to read the school’s “conduct/dress-code” papers, when a nun came bursting out into the hall, with a young male student firmly grasped by the neck stumbling along with her.

    The pair went up to the bulletin board hanging on the wall, and the nun began to smash the boy’s head, face first, into the board, exclaiming – loudly – about the young man’s failure to read the notice the nun was emphasizing. She pounded the boy’s head into the board, face first, repeatedly, obviously breaking his nose, causing blood to run down onto his shirt; and, even when the youngster was begging and pleading with her to stop, she continued to smash his face into the bulletin board, each time she came to the word, “read”, in her shouted diatribe.

    The nun came to the end of her shouting and threw the boy at the wall as hard as she could. He again hit his face on the wall; and fell to the floor. The nun snapped at the boy to “Get cleaned up, and get back to the classroom”; and turned to me, sitting there in total amazement and utter confusion. With a big smile on her face, she told me she was Sister X, to whose classroom I was assigned as practice teacher. And, pointing me to the door, she ordered me in, turning to the boy, still sitting on the floor behind her, bleeding profusely from the nose, and again snapping at him to, “Go get cleanded up and get back here, NOW1”

    And that, believe it or not, was my introduction to the Roman Religion’s notions of “High-School Education”, as a practice teacher. I am not making this up, It happened.

    And, further, I was sent to the back of the room – not even introduced to the class – and spent the rest of the semester of “practice teaching” sitting silently through the nun’s diatribes, rants, and other verbal abuses of her students, while doing nothing more than grading the homework papers she assigned nearly every night in the week. Need I say more about my own thoughts on “parochial education”?

  14. John Bollinger

    John Bollinger GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    Good post, well written. Thanks!

  15. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    Before all my fellow liberals totallly trash out the Catholic church, may I remind you of the Bishops that recently ( and rightly ) condemned the Ryan Budget for consigning the poor to the compost heap?

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