Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski

Soup to Nutz

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe Billy is a commie.

  2. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I expected a spate of angry comments. I guess Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t read comics either.

  3. david_42

    david_42 said, over 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    No, they don’t believe in taking oaths.

  4. digital_dreamer

    digital_dreamer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Guess again, people.
    Learn before you spout things you know little about.

    MAJ

  5. digital_dreamer

    digital_dreamer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Encyclopedia Americana says: “The flag, like the cross, is sacred.” The flag is the symbol of the State. Therefore, bowing down to it or saluting it is a religious ceremony that gives reverence to the State.

    Given that the pledge of allegiance to the country or to the flag is virtually a religious expression, it should be obvious that such action would be in conflict with those who believe allegiance only belongs to God.

    In 1943 the Supreme Court ruled in the West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette case that public school students are not required to say the Pledge, concluding that “compulsory unification of opinion” violates the First Amendment. In a later opinion, the Court held that students are also not required to stand for the Pledge.

    MAJ

  6. HareBall

    HareBall said, over 2 years ago

    @digital_dreamer

    Encyclopedia Americana is spewing the typical liberal garbage. I have never thought of the flag as asacred object, but do love my country.

  7. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I could swear Mr Stromoski has done this gag before, but the previous punchline was “Shouldn’t they have solved that Jehovah case by now?”

  8. digital_dreamer

    digital_dreamer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    If the Encyclopedia Americana isn’t your cup of tea, try the following:
    “Early flags were almost purely of a religious character… The national banner of England for centuries – the red cross of St. George – was a religious one; in fact the aid of religion seems ever to have been sought to give sanctity to national flags, and origin of many can be traced to a sacred banner.”
    Encyclopedia Britannica (1946)

    “[Historian] Carlton Hayes pointed out long ago that the ritual of flag-worship and oath-taking in an American school is a religious observance… And that these daily rituals are religious has been at last affirmed by the Supreme Court in a series of cases.”
    The American Character (New York, 1956)

    Though opinions may vary, the facts remain the same as borne out by secular recordings.
    MAJ

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    For that I have no idea Andy.

  10. leopoldenoch

    leopoldenoch said, over 2 years ago

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult. But using God’s name in vain is not right. I’ll guess tomorrow comic by Rick Stromoski will be about Muslims’ Allah, right, or about Native Americans’ Manitu, right? Well, no, that would be islamophobia, racism, etc.? Only Christianity can be mocked by the Liberal, tolerant, culturally sensitive, peace-loving people of the West today…

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Our flag isn’t a religious icon. Shouldn’t be treated as such either. It should be the Bill of Rights and the Constitution that should hold reverence of their ideas not a colorful cloth.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    We have a right to our opinion just not our own facts.

  13. msowards

    msowards said, over 2 years ago

    Once Again! This is not a dig at the Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is a little boy’s literal translation of the name. Why do people like you look for fights when there are none?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t see any anti religious views in the strip.

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