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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 04, 2009

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    Qdata  almost 11 years ago

    I see, Baslim, so you would rather as an atheist acknowledge Stalin and Hitler as brothers?

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    nagut  almost 11 years ago

    Hitler was a catholic. Check your facts, qdata.

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    3hourtour Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    ..”The Lord uses the good ones/the bad ones use The Lord”,Michael Stanley

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    Alabama Al  almost 11 years ago

    “Qdata”, I suspect that yours and a typical Klansman’s theology probably agree on more topics than disagree. However, I also suspect you would probably not wish to claim Klansmen as “brothers”.

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    nagut  almost 11 years ago

    “The Lord uses the good ones/the bad ones use The Lord”

    How convenient. So whatever happens, it’s not the Lord’s fault?

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    okeedoekee  almost 11 years ago

    Who can give councel to the Lord? And what does God have to do with “The Family” anyway? NADA

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    lewisbower  almost 11 years ago

    Now son, trust the great leaders of our country. After all, who elected them?

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    Allison Nunn Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Pharisees is a very good analogy. Getting so obsessed with following the letter of the written word that the ideas behind it are completely obscured, and even negated. And the “written word” was an oral history for many years prior to it being “written”. Anyone ever play “telephone”???? And hand copyists, as happened for centuries, are not much better!

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    CogentModality  almost 11 years ago

    How convenient. So whatever happens, it’s not the Lord’s fault? Ever heard of “free will’?

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    okeedoekee  almost 11 years ago

    Play “telephone???” For people who belive and have faith, the wriiten word is of the Holy spirit. God breathed. No mistakes.

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    GJ_Jehosaphat  almost 11 years ago

    Sacré bleu! Open up some windows! It’s getting rather stuffy in here with all this Biblical Blatherings!

    I LOL at the last panel regarding getting a room for his Girlfriend

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    ChiehHsia  almost 11 years ago

    GJ_J - I suppose you’ve heard of hot-button issues, neh?

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    Guilden_NL  almost 11 years ago

    Sure looks like Slick Willy to me. He was always one to blow in the wind anyway - if he thinks the GOP is making a comeback, watch him drop his awful wife on the concrete and “Rush” over to the other side of the aisle. And I seem to remember him raising Christianity more often than his pseudo Conservative successor.

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    misterwhite  almost 11 years ago

    okeedoekee wrote: “For people who belive and have faith, the wriiten word is of the Holy spirit. God breathed. No mistakes. ”

    Then why has man chosen to take the god breathed word and change it more times that the New York telephone directory? How is it a being with aseity can’t make sure a pristine copy gets into the hands of each generation born?

    Scholars believe that there are between 2-1/2 and 5 million differences between the 5600 Greek NT writings we have in our possession. Only 80% are editorial mistakes of the copyists.

    Of course, that doesn’t include the 30 Gospels of Jesus that didn’t make the vote to get included into the NT canon.

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    cleokaya  almost 11 years ago

    This strip is of course referring to the C street address of the ultra - conservative religious organization that is the place where many politicians, mostly Republicans rent rooms. Here they have prayer cells. The group has kept a low profile until recently when 3 of it’s members became involved in sex scandals - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Nevada Sen. john Ensign and former Mississippi Rep. Chip Pickering.

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    cleokaya  almost 11 years ago

    Pickering has been accused of using the house as a place to have sex with his mistress.

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    Freezing  almost 11 years ago

    The hallmark of good political satire is when the author takes on those in power. Not going to happen with this strip.

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    GJ_Jehosaphat  almost 11 years ago

    orgelspieler Re: “GJ_J - I suppose you’ve heard of hot-button issues, neh?” Yes indeed - yesterday’s Doonesbury was full of Extra Red Hot-Button Issues! Glad to see more Rational Discussions (so far) today!

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    mjlew01  almost 11 years ago

    LIke a good Catholic, “Absolve me of my sins and help me commit more.” Do these gop “christians” actually read and understand what that book is trying to teach them? Doubtful. If they want to run around on their wives, thats cool. Just don’t point fingers and tell people how to live their lives.

    I geuss the “let he who is without sin cast the 1st stone” parable is lost on these “christian” jack offs.

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    jpozenel  almost 11 years ago

    Great strip! It looks like everybody’s pissed off about it for one reason or another. (All religious denominations, all political parties, and even Nazis.) Keep up the good work!

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    EScott2U  almost 11 years ago

    It says ‘GOP Lawmaker’ so I’m betting a fictitious congressman, probably a composite of Ensign, Pickering and probably a few others, maybe even with a bit of Clinton thrown in.

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    BlueRaven  almost 11 years ago

    Sorry, JTPozenel, but as a pagan, I find the monotheistic vs atheistic hooraw to be quite entertaining at my remove. Not offended by this strip at all. I think the hypocrisy of the people who wrap themselves in the mantle of an allegedly perfect god to shield themselves from their own imperfections is a perfect target for mockery. Forgetting their god shows flaws in their own texts is priceless.

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    Ushindi Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Let me make sure I understand here - the Bible is absolutely true, except it CAN’T be, because the Torah is true, except it CAN”T be, because the Koran is the true word, except it CAN’T be, because the Bible is the actual truth, except….. You can BELIEVE anything you want, but believing the sun rises in the west and sets in the east does not make it so.

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    Somnambulance  almost 11 years ago

    WOW! After 35 years Trudeau still pisses everybody off. Amazing work Garry. Keep it up!

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    wndrwrthg  almost 11 years ago

    Remember this and keep it holy: Man created god in his own image.

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    yyyguy  almost 11 years ago

    i got a feeling i’m going to be reading without commenting for the next little while. as a canadian, i don’t know near enough about the issue being satirized here, but will hope to be educated. i’m glad to see today’s comment thread remains civilized and cool headed, and hope it remains so for the next while. thanks all.

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    ezdeb  almost 11 years ago

    Yes, republicans sin, but they’re “special”. Democrats sin and it’s evil. Republicans sin and they’re misunderstood. Victims! Victims!

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    ajn465  almost 11 years ago

    Hmmm. wasn’t it that Jesus guy who said “Blessed are the Meek for they shall inherit the Earth”? Now who was that other guy who would grant you power and riches in exchange for your loyalty? I think the Church Lady would know of whom I speak…

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    RinaFarina  almost 11 years ago

    @ushindi, I just want to add one comment (since everything else has already been said by somebody here):

    just because one thing is true doesn’t mean that the opposite thing must be false. That only applies to a certain kind of mathematics. There are other kinds.

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    4deerinmyyard  almost 11 years ago

    Quite true, Rina; and it’s a pity symbolic logic isn’t taught in elementary school.

    But then, that would really shorten the comments section….

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    Wildcard24365  almost 11 years ago

    baslim & Qdata: You can’t choose your family. Go fig. ;-)

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    Ushindi Premium Member almost 11 years ago

    Rina: Because the sun DOES rise in the East, yes, it DOES mean the opposite is false, and you appear to be blaming the messenger here. I don’t teach that any particular religion is the ONE way to get to heaven, RELIGIONS do. I just referred to this well-known point.

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