Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 17, 2011

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    rayannina  over 12 years ago

    What hath Harold Camping wrought?

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    AKHenderson Premium Member over 12 years ago

    That sure was fast. Didn’t the “end of the world” story come out yesterday?

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    pouncingtiger  over 12 years ago

    Keep spewing out B.S. and people will believe anything. Motto of Fix News and Republican radio.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 12 years ago

    It probably depends on where you live. There’ve been billboards and such about it here in San Francisco for several weeks.

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    ARF2  over 12 years ago

    If 21 May 2011 doesn’t work for you, there’s always 21 Dec 2012, the last day of the Maya Long Count calendar. (Or is that Day 0 of the next Long Count?)

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    cdward  over 12 years ago

    Buy if for a dollar and get the registration signed pronto!

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    randgrithr  over 12 years ago

    Zonker’s gonna be hell on wheels. ;-7

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    lewisbower  over 12 years ago

    Excuse my Sir, I’m selling salvation insurance. With our policy, there is no way in Hell you won’t arrive at the reward you deserve. This offer is only good until Monday.

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    roctor  over 12 years ago

    “Y2K and now this”! The best possibilty is a herd thinng good time.

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    puddleglum1066  over 12 years ago

    No doubt at some time in the future (say, late next year) we’ll learn that Harold Camping was secretly employed by Rob Sherman…

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    Sandfan  over 12 years ago

    If that Mercedes is a Unimog, lava won’t be a problem.

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    GalleyOar  over 12 years ago

    This is at least Camping’s third try at predicting the coming of the Lord. Maybe he’ll eventually get it right. Nawh! Only God knows the day and hour and she’s not telling.

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    ChiehHsia  over 12 years ago

    Wasn’t there something in one of the Gospels about a rich man, a camel, and the eye of a needle? Nah, I’m just hallucinating again.

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    ChiehHsia  over 12 years ago

    Just like the part about “judge not lest you be judged.” I should just shut up, huh?

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    cdhaley  over 12 years ago

    Jesus’s “Heaven” that excludes the rich man is a heaven built on envy (ressentiment). Many learn about “heaven” in Sunday School and carry the silly notion right into adulthood. A grownup should realize there’s something phony about a place that contains only those you like and excludes your enemies. Chester shows the infantilism typical of Jesus’s adult “little children”: he can’t enjoy “heaven” without knowing his neighbor is in hell.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 12 years ago

    hey! this damn Pinto won’t even start.

    take it back!

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    pirate227  over 12 years ago

    How sad that people really believe this end of times crap.

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    Varnes  over 12 years ago

    Oh, man, the worlds ending again? What’s that? Rupture? Oh, I thought you said rapture….ouch, my tummy!

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    Hugh B. Hayve  over 12 years ago

    Ok, I’m no bible scholar but I remember reading The Book of Revelations when I was much younger. I may be wrong but didn’t the Rapture come after the Four Horseman, Armageddon and the second coming of Christ. If what they say is true then we may have a busy week ahead of us.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Hugh, the Rapture comes BEFORE Armageddon, which is kind of the point. The Saved won’t have to suffer the Trials and Tribulations the rest of us poor suckers must endure. When the excrement hits the HVAC, they’ll be watching from the balcony at all those…LEFT BEHIND!

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    iamthelorax  over 12 years ago

    Well Obama screwed up again! He should have just left Osama Bin Ladin in his stupid compound and let the Rapture sort him out.

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member over 12 years ago

    While I believe there’s a day of judgement coming I’m not banking on this Saturday since no man knows the hour of his return. I know there have been those quitting there jobs & giving away there worldly possesions. Can’t say I can afford to be that gullible

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    Dtroutma  over 12 years ago

    It would be nice if the radical “believers” , on all ends, who don’t believe it necessary to preserve the planet would leave, and leave it to us. Think how many fewer wars there also might be without “religious fervor”.

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    phuhknees  over 12 years ago

    “I love the sound of a woman in the throes of rapture – but not screamers.”Kevin Kline

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    alviebird  over 12 years ago

    @ Hugh B. Hayve, and fritzoid,Although many mainstream Christians believe in a “rapture” before tribulation, many don’t. A careful reading of ‘The Apocalypse of St. John’ (aka. Revelation) shows that the “catching up” doesn’t happen until the seventh trump(et). This is after tribulation (the four horseman), but before any final battle. Which, by the way, isn’t said to actually happen. The book seems to imply that Christ intervenes, and does the job himself.Believers in the “rapture” cite Mat. 24:39-41 (and Luke 17). But they err in comprehending it. For context, back up two verses to 24:37. The workers “taken” are those busy going about their lives, and who get caught in the flood. The workers “left behind” are the Lord’s workers, who don’t get “caught up” in the cares of this world and the lies of the false Christ.Enough Sunday school. Sorry. But if any of you would like to know more, write me at

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    pauljmsn  over 12 years ago

    Ha! They’re ALL wrong! It’s not 2011 or 2012. It’s gonna be 1998!

    I’m a SubGenius™. I’ve given my $30 to “Bob”. When July 5th, 1998 comes around (Trust me, the calendar year is WAY off!), the Xists will swoop down and take us yeti OFF this stinkin’ ball of rock!

    Or maybe not. What I like about the Church is the triple-your-money-back guarantee.

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    cdhaley  over 12 years ago

    @shytimesI heard that joke too, 45 years ago in a college History of Religions class. The visiting lecturer (the great Spinoza scholar Harry Wolfson) wanted to illustrate how naive it is for Christians to think they invented the idea of the resurrection of the dead (see the end of Daniel, written ca. 160 BCE).“Some Jews newly arrived in Heaven were being shown around. They noticed a group that kept to themselves and ignored everyone else. ‘Who are those guys,’ they asked their guide. ‘Oh, those are the Christians. They think they’re the only ones up here.’”

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    ANQuixote  over 12 years ago

    But will I have time to do my Saturday Sudoku???

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