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  1. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, over 3 years ago

    Right. Advice for the next pope (& Co.): If the shoe fits, wear it!

  2. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    “There’s no place like home.”

  3. Mark

    Mark said, over 3 years ago

    I’d certainly be happy if the Catholic Church disappeared from the face of the earth.

  4. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    One of Oliphant’s best! Hilarious!

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, this one is brilliant. “Small shoes to fill.”

  6. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 3 years ago

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has moved to a cloistered convent, and will wear the same outfit he wore as pope, except for the ruby slippers.

    You mean he’ll still wear that two-foot tall HAT (crown)??? How pretentious…
    I kinda thought he would would live the life of a simple man, but clearly, there is no handbook out there that defines the lifestyle of a former pope…for over six centuries, former popes have simply laid in repose, having been called home by The Maker of All Things.

    Perhaps he’ll get the rest he needs if he simple declares that he wants to be treated like any other former pope…an occasional quiet and dignified visit, and otherwise left alone in the papal catacombs…

    I left my job “early” because of all the pomp an’ ceremony – but I didn’t die, and I’m not tellin’ what that job was…

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    They’ll have to wait in line behind Mel Gibson

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    “Is it the shoes?” “No, Mars.”
    Actually, never mind the shoes… when are they going to do something about that ridiculous hat?!

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    “Love your neighbor as yourself…”
    “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”
    “Sell everything you have and give to the poor.”
    Not to mention Jesus choosing to focus on service to the poor (rather than abandonment) and healing the sick even on the Sabbath.
    Sounds closer to Socialism than anything the Republicans are currently offering.
    I responded to your message on yesterday’s Signe cartoon, by the way.

  10. AlbertNonyMouse

    AlbertNonyMouse said, over 3 years ago

    Prfesser, that has been the situation for centuries, yea millenia. You don’t think they actually believe that nonsense, do you? They’re just a bunch of sociopaths that recognized a good scam when they saw one. The Church has been in the business of fleecing (and buggering…) the flock from the start.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    \Making the Catholic Church look like a fantasy, will people have been trying to do that for years. Sorry the Christian Church as a whole has been around for 2000 years. You can’t change that.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    No, he talks about charity not government hand outs. Conservatives give more to Charity then the left do. The Bible shows rich men being used to help God’s people all the time. Abraham had great flocks of cattle, plus large tracks of land. Solomon was the richest man in the Old Testament.

    What people point out is when Jesus said “It is easier for a Camel to go through the eye of the Needle then a Rich man to enter into heaven”. What people don’t know is that the eye of the Needle was a door way in defended walled cities. A Camel could go through the door way only one at a time and would have to stoop using its legs slightly. It was a way of controlling entry at night without opening the main gate.

  13. altarguild

    altarguild said, over 3 years ago

    Immediate laughter and taps into fairy tale action! Someone
    else said,“Wonderful”. I say, “Marvelous”.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll just point out that the “little people” in the Church do far more good work than the “leadership”.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I just get a “kick” out of all those like “O.C.” defending the church with the most violent, intolerant, and murderous history over time, turn the tables and attack Islam (which I also do NOT agree with) that follows basically the same tenets as the Roman Catholic Church did for even more centuries of wars and oppression.

    Of course, with the “Reformation”, it didn’t take long for protestants to diversify, split into factions, and become just as repressive and intolerant. Little things, like imposing clothing laws on Polynesians, killing them with the diseases that clothing caused, or STDs spread by “missionaries” also followed the “join or die” philosophy of Cortez, Father Serra, and other predecessors from Rome.

    Ruby slippers indeed, soaked in the blood of generations of those “conquered” by the church.

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