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Steve Kelley

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is that Biden?

  2. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Has the pope ever eaten shellfish? The Bible says it is an abomination on par with two men sleeping together. No wonder he’s so humble! He has a lot to be humble about!

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    Well, the Pope is Catholic and Catholics are of the Christian faith. Followers as it were of the Christ who is said to have been born and named Jesus (controversy abounds so just accept the premiss for this comment please).

    Jesus was born under the “Law” of which you speak and kept it perfectly we are told. No doubt he ate no crustaceans.

    Move along to the Crucifixion. What did that accomplish? One of the things was pointed out by Saul/Paul to the Galatians who were – like you – stuck with the details of the “Law”. One should read Galatians 3: 1-13 at lest for the context but Paul said at verse 13 "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

    Again, Paul expands that subject when writing to the Colossians. Context perhaps starting at the 8th verse the point found with verse 14 is important to remember. Paul said: “having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross”

    Why did he address this issue? Well a few words later he says: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day: 17which are a shadow of the things to come”

    Keep in mind that the Nation of Israel was a “people taken out of the world” and given a “perfect law” (well ok that’s debatable) to instruct them and serve as an example to the other nations. Originally, God told the entire human race this: “Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.”

    I’m sure that included shell fish. So is it ok for the Pope to consume a lobster now?

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    How, then, do you define “a moral law which is applicable to all mankind”? Given that homosexuality has existed throughout human history, and, yes, WAS accepted in many cultures, including that of Greece and Rome, the former being the source of Western Civilization and the latter a key contributor, on what is your assertion based?

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    This is the editorial cartoon page, I see the reference to the taxes on the rich, what they pay is not proportionate to what the poor people pay.
    Having Biden tithe more dovetails perfectly with having Romney taxed more.
    Or is the field less than level?

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The shellfish prohibition was a law given only to the Jews. The prohibition against homosexual behavior is a moral law which is applicable to all mankind.

    Yeah, what ever you have to tell yourself so you can still see yourself as superior. I always found it suspicious that all of the prohibitions so-called believers don’t agree with miraculously don’t apply to them, but everything they do agree with is supposed to apply to everyone. It’s a load of crap.

  7. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, over 3 years ago

    Folks, please notice that the issue of the Mosaic Law is not being addressed here! Rather, it is the hypocrisy of supporting a woman’s right to have her unborn child murdered and the right of homosexuals to marry, while still giving a small offering to charitable organizations, that is being condemned. Murder is condemned in both the Old and New Testaments.Homosexuality is likewise condemned by the Apostle Paul in both Romans 1 & 1 Corinthians 6. Charitable giving is encouraged in 1 Corinthians 9. If you are going to “practice” Christianity, in this case the Catholic Church, then at least live by what they teach! Otherwise, you are a hypocrite!

  8. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    Isn’t an “Orthodox Catholic” a contradiction in terms?

    And the reasons go back into history and what made the Great Schism possible between the Greek and Roman churches.

    The Roman Church catered to those that spoke Latin, Gaelic and Germanic tongues and was a blend of both local beliefs (Yule, Saturnalia) and Christian/eastern Mediterranean (Easter).

    And since there was no Roman emperor in the west past 476 that everybody would recognize, there might have been some “lip-service” paid to the Emperor in Constantinopolis, but also to the local kings in the west, who claimed sovereignty in their own lands as more and more of them stood up to the authority of the Emperor in Constantinopolis in the 5th and 6th Centuries, starting with Recesswinth, the King of the Visigoths in Hispania and spreading to the Franks in Gaul.

    As for the Greek Church, they were closer to the Roman emperor sitting at Constantinopolis and that the Church there was part of the government.

    And as for their celebrations, there was Christmas, which they celebrated at the shortest day of the year in wintertime, along with easter, with their devotion to the scripture and being the direct translation from Aramaic to Greek, as opposed to Aramaic to Greek To Latin and to the vernacular tongues in the western parts.

    And when the Archbishop of Rome, the Pope, and the emperor in Constantinopolis, had feuds over church authority and practice in the west or throughout the rest of Christendom, it usually meant that the Archbishop would defer to the emperor until the feuds simmered over time and in 1054, the emperor then broke off relations with the Pope, who declared his authority just as sovereign as the emperor’s, both past and present, in all Church matters, which neither the emperor nor his ecclesiastical leaders would recognize.

    And to this day, the churches that had closer ties to the emperor in Constantinopolis have always upheld themselves to be “Orthodox” while the western churches were held to be “heretical”, even though we use a more polite term to describe the western church—“Catholic”, for its breakaway beliefs and its inclusion of churches and practices foreign to the Empire, especially in what were once the western provinces.

    And so when I see the terms “Orthodox Catholic”, I have to wonder what is meant and what kind of Liturgy, Catechism, Rite or Practice and even Calendar is followed by such a person, because there can be no such thing in the context between Greek, Latin and even vernacular Churches and their followings.

  9. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, over 3 years ago

    I am a born again Christian attending a Baptist church. So it is irrelevant to ME, what the CATHOLIC Church teaches concerning contraception! In contrast with Joe Biden, who claims to be a practicing Catholic, but he stands against much of what they teach!

  10. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 3 years ago


    the dietary laws only applied to those under the Mosaic law, which was done away with when Christ died

  11. stephensalaun

    stephensalaun said, over 3 years ago

    Wrong! It is not ‘republicans’ who are against homosexuality, it is God, who repeatedly condemned homosexuality as a sin in he Bible. But just like any other sinner, homosexuals can get saved and delivered from their sin, and many have! They even get married to someone of the opposite gender, and never return to their former ‘lifestyle.’

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    good solid point. So no one here will bother to consider it relevant…well besides me LOL

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    You should refer to the expert lawyer that wrote volumes on the subject AND had training from both schools of thought. Saul of Tarsus better know to you as the Apostle Paul.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Wrong! It is not ‘republicans’ who are against homosexuality, it is God, who repeatedly condemned homosexuality as a sin in he Bible.”

    According to the Bible, God forbade and commanded a lot of things that are freely ignored by the self-professed faithful. I’ve always found it suspicious that what so called believers don’t believe in miraculously no longer apply, yet what they do still believe in, they try to force on to others.

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    In other words, you are defining “a moral law which is applicable to all mankind” as a moral law created solely by the Catholic Church. Please be specific next time. Of course, at various times the Church has approved of slavery and forbidden lending at interest, among many other things, (and the Jews once apparently accepted Solomon having a thousand wives) so you might want to consider the Second Vatican Council, which established that the people are the Church — not the hierarchy. Even the “universal” church has changed its beliefs.

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