Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    amazing, ain’t it?

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 3 years ago

    Talk to me about the loss of “great leaders” and potential doctors when the unwanted children, the sick and and the helpless are cared for. Any of those alive today who are rejected by society also could become those things but for the lack of opportunity. So anyone that was not born, that would have come into a world with opportunity, was prevented by those with power to provide it. Talk to them about the few who you think would have made a difference when it is just as likely that those offspring would have squandered their own opportunities on selfish things.

  3. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 3 years ago

    @ossiningaling

    Excellent response! Thank you!

  4. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @lisapaloma13

    I agree also.
    Care for what is here not worry or complain about what is not. That can’t be fixed.

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, almost 3 years ago

    Many who have not been born were not meant to be either. I prefer to think about only positive aspects of everything.


    Still, for myself, 4 preganancies= 4 living children (some of whom have made great contributions, others more like me ;-)

  6. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    You know, that’s a real nice sentiment. Unfortunately reality isn’t so nice. Let us look at the children born, who are not wanted, for they far outnumber those aborted. They live lives of abuse and neglect and do not understand why. If these children are lucky, they are “rescued” by the system. They then live lives of uncertainty and fear. Some are lucky and land in a good foster home. Most face more abuse and neglect. The system then turns them out at 18 with some money and no hope for a future. Our jails are full of those children. The ones that don’t get rescued either die or grow up angry and aggressive.
    Before you judge another’s actions, ask yourself…….
    How many of these born and unwanted children have you volunteered to help? How many have you spent time with or mentored. How many of these millions of unwanted kids have you taken into your home?

  7. Charles

    Charles said, almost 3 years ago

    Guys… sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. OK?

  8. Jkiss

    Jkiss GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Charles

    Except for when it’s a Zen Pencil. :-)

  9. NAWSA

    NAWSA GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Richard Dawkins is a self-described “militant atheist” so I doubt that he is pushing a particular theology. For many of us it is a beautiful world; no judgement.

  10. NAWSA

    NAWSA GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder, Papa B. My dad took on 3 kids in 1947 and made our lives beautiful. His own father was a child abuser who couldn’t hold a job.I think, for an answer to the debate, we need input from child slaves in Sudan.

  11. BronyInk

    BronyInk said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m nooot quite sure that’s what he meant.

  12. BronyInk

    BronyInk said, almost 3 years ago

    If you were not “there” for your kids you are not “their” papa.
    You are like my father, just the sperm donor, nothing else.

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    @BronyInk

    Read his comment: he did not create them but is “Father” and “Papa” to them. You have to get past the grammar.

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