Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. agedengineer

    agedengineer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I think Rat needs to locate Father Mole again before it is too late.

  2. formally known as doc white

    formally known as doc white said, about 3 years ago

    Hell,(sorry) isn’t that what most do. Not realy sorry.

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 3 years ago

    Rat is condemned to rathood for all eternity! Learn from this, ratty ones!

  4. spamster

    spamster said, about 3 years ago

    only 2 billion? Mr Pastis must be an optimist.

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    That second panel’s comment captured the attitude of the high school girls in my state from 1984 to 1987, perfectly. From 50% of church attendance to less than 20% in three years’ time, all the way to about 1999 when numbers suddenly went back to about 50% again. Year after year of churchgoing GenX discovered “the party” and never looked back. At some point, I hope they do remember. Most of their kids ended up being raised by their grandparents.

  6. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 3 years ago

    This one is deep, close to the bone. “About two billion” sounds about right, give or take a couple of billion.

  7. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 3 years ago

    @spamster

    Maybe it is five billion, give or take two billion.

  8. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, about 3 years ago

    Attenting church don’t make you a righteous person. Some folks use Church as a social club; as my grandmothers once said RIP…“They go to see, and be seen.”

  9. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, about 3 years ago

    Those 2 billion + the opiated are amateurs. Once God asks me for forgiveness, I’ll ask. An I for an I. . ..

  10. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven said, about 3 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    If going to church makes you moral, explain reality.

  11. tigre1

    tigre1 said, about 3 years ago

    Hallelujah…etc. (Who talked?)

  12. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    @EtherAir

    Latest stats I’ve read place Christians world-wide at about 2 billion. Muslims at 1.3 billion. Hindus at 900 million. Agnostic/Atheist at 850 million. And so on. I’m sure the numbers are changing all the time.

  13. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    EtherAir — Do you think only “Christians” have a conscience?


    Even at that, seems like you’re counting only Protestants, not all Christians.


    You’re leaving out huge populations — Catholic Latin America, Eastern Orthodox Russia, Coptic Ethiopia, etc.


    Yes, there are 2 billion Christians.


    And a billion and a half Muslims ….. almost a billion Hindus….

    Millions of Buddhists, Jains… .hey, even a few Jews…..


    I’m sure you can find a conscience or two there, if you look.

  14. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    oops….cdward, you posted while I was typing…. sorry.

    But I’ll leave it cos of the rest of my post.

  15. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Intriguing strip. Rat is a jerk, and it’s fun (and a bit painful) to watch his antics because we all know people like this. Rat is also totally clueless about his jerkitude, because he can’t seen past the end of his own pointy nose. His conscience, however, is calling him to account, and he’s not terribly happy about it.

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