Jun 10, 2006
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Danae: I've gotta tell ya, mister... that's an awfully boring tattoo on your arm. It's just a bunch of numbers. Man: Well, I was about your age when I got it, and I kept it as a reminder. Danae: Oh...  a reminder of happier days? Man: No... of a time when the world went mad. Danae: So you kept it to remind yourself about the dangers of political extremism? Man: No, my dear. To remind you. "Imagine yourself in a land where your countrymen followed the voice of political extremists who didn't like your religion. Imagine having everything taken from you, your entire family sent to a concentration camp as slave laborers, then systematically murdered. In this place, they even take your name and replace it with a number tattooed on your arm. It was called the Holocaust, when millions of people perished just because of their faith..."
Jun 12, 2006
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    sophisticated_mama  almost 9 years ago

    This strip stayed with me for days…My newspaper copy was thrown away by accident, and I have been searching for this for the past two years. It’s short, touching, and deep.

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    zev.farkas  about 8 years ago

    Just one other comment here? Strange - I would think this one would have been swamped.

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    LuvH8  about 8 years ago

    Perhaps zev.farkas, there are no words adequate.

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    reynard61  about 8 years ago

    One of my favorites! I put it in my Bible to remind myself that abuse of Religion can have consequences.

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    Furienna  about 8 years ago

    Reynard61, the holocaust has nothing to do with the Bible, for two reasons.

    1: Even though the Jews first were hated because of religious reasons, the Bible doesn’t tell Christians to hate Jews. But they were hated later on in history because they were different.

    2: The Nazis didn’t base their “right” to discriminate and persecute Jews on religious reasons, but on “racial purity”. Of course, the Jews probably became their hate object number one because of the old prejudices against them, which went back to religious differences. But still, it’s not correct to call the Holocaust “abuse of religion”, because that’s not the truth, or at least not the whole truth.

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    treered  about 8 years ago

    “when they came for the jews i didn’t protest because i wasn’t jewish…” and the line from Fiddler on the Roof about “Jesus killers” i think… the nazis did it for their reasons, but they got away with it because others had their reasons…

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    Pier3d  over 7 years ago

    The Jews were not persecuted because of their religion but because they insist to be a people within other countries.

    That’s hard to accept for the people who believe to be soverign on this land especially during an economic crisis like in the 1930’s.

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    SFAW  over 7 years ago

    “The Jews were not persecuted because of their religion but because they insist to be a people within other countries. ”

    Sure. That’s why the calls of “Juden ‘raus” were so popular, because it didn’t ID by religion.

    Nice to see there’s still a segment of the population still trying to deny things.

    I’m sure your friends at Stormfront loved your “comment”.

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    kaystari GC Insider over 6 years ago

    wow, so much comment on why the holocaust happened, seems pointless to add to the speculation.

    I’m just surprised that Wiley, for once, seems to understand religious persecution and even is showing at least one religion some respect after spending so many year adding to all the religious persecution, making fun of the concept of religion.

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    Cougar1990  over 2 years ago

    It should be reprinted each year.

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    Kim Metzger GC Insider 4 months ago

    The impact of the strip is heightened by Danae shedding a tear over what the old man has told her.

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    Jessica_D  4 months ago


    *It should be reprinted each year. *

    Yes, yes it should. Respectfully requesting a reprint from Mr. Wiley.

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