Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 1 day ago

    It wasn’t until I became a parent that I truly understood the absolute horror of the story.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Isaac is still on the couch, cute. Ishmael however got the short end of the stick, again?

  3. Bob

    Bob said, 1 day ago

    The third school of thought was they wee both to sacrificed together. As ancient people of the time did during times of bad weather, crops, or sickness

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 1 day ago

    Angry Atheist Teddy at it again……lol.
    Stick to your only belief, in Star Trek and Marx and let others have their faith.
    At least Christians actually clothe and feed the homeless in my community.
    What do you do besides draw horribly?

  5. wmbrainiac

    wmbrainiac said, about 23 hours ago

    “Look – sodomites!”
    It’s been a rough few days at my house (which is why I’m up at 3:30 in the morning), and I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for that belly laugh!
    Theologically, it’s been pointed out that, had god asked the mom to kill the kid, humanity would have completely escaped the curse of the abrahamic religions when she’d have told him to stuff it.

  6. PICTO

    PICTO said, about 22 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    “At least Christians actually clothe and feed the homeless in my community.”
    And while the Christians are busy doing that you and your ilk are busy calling the homeless lazy.

  7. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 21 hours ago

    And the God of Abraham stopped the practice of human sacrifice. No small thing in the history of mankind.

  8. piobaire

    piobaire said, about 21 hours ago

    @John Locke

    The sacrifices to God, yes, they may have ended. Yet sacrices continue. “Hey, we want those other people’s resources. Let’s start a war! If a few soldiers get killed or hurt, it’ll be worth it. As long as it’s not me or my family, that is…”

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    “At least Christians actually clothe and feed the homeless in my community.”

    Yes, real Christians participate in charitable causes that help the less fortunate. I’ve yet to see someone who called themselves a “Christian Conservative” do anything but look down on others.

  10. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 21 hours ago

    @piobaire

    War is the natural state of mankind. If that be so, then war must be managed as it cannot be eliminated.

  11. bbHhh

    bbHhh said, about 20 hours ago

    @John Locke
    He was fine with sacrificing his son Jesus tho. I wonder if the zombie messiah’s forgiven his all-powerful dad for not figuring out something less crucifixiony instead.

  12. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, about 20 hours ago

    The story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac is a typological prefiguring of God offering His Son Jesus Christ as a spotless sacrifice. The language is dualistic in meaning when Abraham says, “God shall provide himself a lamb for sacrifice.” God shall provide a lamb for himself, and God shall present himself as that lamb. An amazing story, actually.

  13. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    Sorry, but the entire notion of the resurrection and “everlasting life” is documented in the New Testament by anonymous authors who were not eyewitnesses to Jesus’ life. Or at least that’s the consensus of biblical scholars. Despite many years of church, bible study, sermons, and choir singing, the whole resurrection story never resonated with me. It seems exceedingly likely to me, given the muddy authorship and lack of contemporary experience, that the real message of Christ was about loving your neighbor, not being judgmental of others, and taking care of the poor and disenfranchised. The balance of the tall tales of resurrection and so forth, may well have been created to solidify the church’s grasp on its adherents. Just an opinion, but it seems far more probable than the leap of faith required to actually believe in the whole resurrection narrative, which simply makes no sense. I’ve often thought that the more improbable the religious tale, the harder people fall for it. It cannot be understood or comprehended in any real humanistic sense of the word, but the greater the incomprehensibility, the greater the faith required to grasp the “meaning.”

  14. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, about 20 hours ago

    Well, TWCLIX, perhaps you can explain why the Apostles, with the exception of John, all went to a martyr’s death to spread a baseless lie. These were not fanatics—these were men who had lost their leader and had a complete crisis of faith. If the Resurrection had not happened, they would have all gone back to their former trades and that would have been that.

  15. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    @ChevJames007

    Can’t explain anything about that. That’s my point. That’s exactly my point. Faith is strong. Just look at what the fanatic idiots in Islam are doing. Look at Jonestown. Look at David Koresh. Look at Scientology. The wilder the tale, the stronger the faith needed to believe in it.

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