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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for February 27, 2013

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    Linguist  almost 7 years ago

    AND… she’s right !

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    bkybl Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    The triangle is the corner of the tablecloth, which is laid diagonally to the tabletop.

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    Varnes  almost 7 years ago

    Bruno, women have boobs. No contest….

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    BenderSastre  almost 7 years ago

    Rumor has it that there was a female pope somewhere in history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan

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    Tom Gaylord Premium Member almost 7 years ago

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    docA  almost 7 years ago

    Brilliant!

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    docA  almost 7 years ago

    BenderSastre,

    There were lots of women who made amazing things desguised as men! Vive les femmes!

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    roctor  almost 7 years ago

    Holy Smoke!

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    vwdualnomand  almost 7 years ago

    wish the next pope is young married woman. maybe then all the mess will be solved.

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    gosfreikempe  almost 7 years ago

    I know a fellow who was in the Hitler Youth Party – because he didn’t dare NOT be a member. He did not support Herr Adolf in any way, did not agree with Nazi policies, and didn’t dare say anything negative about the Nazis. So, despite not liking Pope Benedict, I have to say that his membership in the azi Youth Party doesn’t automaticlly make him a bad person. And his retirement brings him up a step in my estimation. But most of his ideals may be repugnant.Danae’s right this time: She IS overqualified.

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    emptc12  almost 7 years ago

    The best move for Danae would be to start her own denomination (almost typed “demon”-imation). And what would the religions vows possibly be? How about Puberty, Sassiness, and Expedience?

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    Beleck3  almost 7 years ago

    Danae is definitely in line to be a pope. full of it, making things up as you go and screwing over the masses, hating the “other”, using God for personal profit, a whole bunch of traits that are so similar to the Nazi youth movement. or is there any difference? Gosh looking from the outside in, it’s hard to see much difference between the Religion of the Right and the Fanaticism/Fascism of the Right.

    Gosh,

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    pawpawbear  almost 7 years ago

    You made a funny. I’m putting it on my calender. Pope Irascible the First, indeed. Bravo.

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    Potrzebie  almost 7 years ago

    I hope the new pope is a minority from a third-world country.

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    Varnes  almost 7 years ago

    Probably be a while before we have a pope with cleavage…But the day is coming! History keeps going…!

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    dabugger  almost 7 years ago

    Yes, OVERQUALIFIED. Now that should have been obvious to all of us. We are not really seeing the entire situation. Boy(er..girl), how could we miss? So Danae, the great thing is……

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    KAFriedhoff  almost 7 years ago

    So true and so perfect!

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    corfy  almost 7 years ago

    CGPGrey posted a fantastic video on YouTube about how to be Pope. Danea needs to watch it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8I_r9XT7A

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    Mstreselena  almost 7 years ago

    If you look closely, the tablecloth is what you’re looking at in the first panel. The square tablecloth is offset on the square table.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    You know, there are Catholics who read this, and you clearly haven’t taken a look at their religion, or you would be saying otherwise.

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    Kathy Marie  almost 7 years ago

    Brilliant!

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    cabalonrye  almost 7 years ago

    @masterskrainAt least she hasn’t been taught to think that Catholics are working hand in hand with the Beast, to be hunted, hounded, insulted, kicked out of the land and (this one really made me laugh) not part of Christianity.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Oh, By the way, if Protestants thought I tried to insult them, I was not. Sorry for any such confusion.

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    tjanus  almost 7 years ago

    I’m curious why he never seems to make fun of the islamic faith

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    wicky  almost 7 years ago

    Not better nor smarter, they just want us to think they are.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    First off, you never have to donate money, although I have heard of some diocese that has done that. Second, even if you do donate money, the majority goes to a good cause, Catholics have the biggest organizations for world wide relief. Third, I will admit, there have been some corrupt clergy, and there always will be, but the Catholic Church itself is really awesome. Fourth, are you an evolutionist? Because It would be easier to explain my POV why there is a God and why I choose to be a Catholic.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    First off, only an idiot would think that evolution could of happened without any supernatural help. And if you’re a supernatural being who is all powerful, then you can create the world in six days. Plus, I believe that the world is a lot older, about six-four billion years ago the Church doesn’t talk too much about how old the earth is because it’s not really important. Plus, I also believe in the Big Bang, only I think God started it, not some theory that particles can actually start themselves up from a little ball. If you look at a human body, you should realize there is no way evolution could work out so perfectly. And if you’ve ever read Darwin’s book on evolution, he admits that there are a lot of flaws, especially without proof of fossils, he adds that he hopes that the “missing links” will be found eventually. And not even one has been found.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    That’s a good point, they are made for different things, but they aren’t better than the other.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    I have to admit, you seem to have a gift for arguing your point well and not insulting anyone in the process. So as a quick apology, sorry to anyone I might of called an idiot in my former comment, I was a little heated and caught in the moment.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    The problem with your point of view, is that not all religions say that, while I do think that the Islamists can be pretty violent, The majority of Christians, especially Catholics, donate most of their money to the poor, you can see it everywhere, Feed my Starving children is a good example. I don’t believe that the Catholic Church was manmade, the only manmade parts are the churches given to honor God. And here’s the thing, man seeks for truth, that’s undeniable, I have looked at many, many, other religions, and the Catholic church has every answer for all of my questions. Without God, there would be chaos, for who is going to hold us responsible to our actions? That’s where morals come from. Besides, the closest thing to a Catholic persecution is the Spanish Inquisition, which, if you look at it, was not at all that bad. THe results were more true converts, not people trying to kill others for not believing them.

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    Mythreesons  almost 7 years ago

    @JOHN PIKE. It was on Andy Capp. Get well.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Dude, how many people were killed during the spanish inquisition? about 30-80 a year, plus, look at other religions and how many people they have killed. Let’s see, as far as what was created solely by man is the vestments, statues, and churches. Other then that, everything else was inspired by God through man. It happens even nowadays, look around you!

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Miracles do happen, but most of the newspapers are too left to publish them.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    I did not forget about that, and I was waiting for you to bring it up. First off, the muslims were slaughtering jews and christians alike. If you were in charge of a people, and they were being killed, what would you do? I sure hope you wouldn’t sit by and do nothing. Plus, the muslims were the first aggressors, not the christians, they even went into Spain and started killing people until Saint Fernando III of Castile drove them out, in Spain, his feast day is a national holiday, that’s when they run the bulls. So yes, once again, if people were killing innocents, what would you do?

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    Mickeylacey  almost 7 years ago

    are you too short to see the table corners??

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    I did get it right the first time, you however, ignored the main points I was making. What’s wrong with plenary indulgences first off? The crusaders were going to fight for God! Now, some crusaders, on the other hand, were mercenaries who just wanted money. And first off, what point is this copied article making? its just showing that the muslims and christians both had conflicts, but the article left out something important. And that was who was the aggressor, this article does a good job not leaning towards any side and is not really offending any religion. If they offended the muslims, you would here no end to it. In fact, the Egyptians are actually contemplating banning YouTube for several months just because of the “Innocence of Muslims” video. If you read any unbiased history book, you will see that the muslims were the first aggressors. I can verify that from even atheist books!

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    emptc12  almost 7 years ago

    I imagine many of you have read the book collections of Stephen Jay Gould that contain his columns from “Natural History Magazine.”. Darwinian evolution is a topic in which he specialized. There are many factors uncovered in the last century of field and lab work that continually support the basic concept presented by Darwin, according to Gould. Scientists are human, with human vanities, and often egotistical behavior intrudes. .Sometimes the details are misinterpreted, but corrections are eventually made within the scientific community. Computers have helped analyze and objectify large masses of data that one human previously could not do within a many lifetimes. .The missing link idea, how body structures are adapted over time to other purposes, scientific creationism, the misuse of Darwinian ideas in politics — are many things about which Gould wrote. I’ve spent many hours in enjoyment of his works, and learned that opinions are valueless without reliable information to back them. .The working of life are subtle and beautiful. Science continues to reveal this..That no doubt sounds like something Miller’s Obviousmanwould say.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Let me Clarify something, The Catholic Church is infallible. However, there are and have been corrupt members. I remember there have been several Popes (Like Alexander the something) have been really evil. But the Church overall is a really beautiful thing. I may sound like some granny saying that, but I am proud of it. I was not born into the Catholic Church, I chose it, if you have an open mind and a ready heart, it has answers for everything. Think about it.

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    EDinWAState  almost 7 years ago

    I want to know who the sock, that hangs over the foot board of Danae’s bed, belongs to. It is obviously too big for her tiny feet and it is always there?

    And as far as the possible Pope position presents pious pronouncements pertaining to preferred, profound, platitudinous, prerequisites… as Providence’s precepts pose… Please! Philemon… Peer upon my avatar’s priestly presence and properly choose.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Okay, dude, you clearly misunderstood what I said. The Catholic CHURCH, as you would say, “the religion” is infallible. BUT there are people who are and have been corrupt. A Pope has never actually made a statement that the Catholic Church is wrong about something. Some have tried to, but something always got in the way, normally divine intervention. There is an interesting story on that, I would tell you it but I need to find the evil Pope first.And besides, there have been way too many good Popes when compared to the bad ones.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    You are right, but, those dogma’s have still stayed true and are still the same.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    That would be weird if that place existed, and it’s not the Pope who has complete control over everything we say and do, it’s God, in case that’s not clear.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Says you, there are way more people who disagree that agree.

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    pcolli  almost 7 years ago

    Ladies and gentlemen; if you’ve just joined us you are obviously aware of the heated debate going on. On one hand we hear that the Catholic Church is wonderful and on the other hand we are told that it isn’t..So far no one has mentioned that religions involve rich organisations telling poor people what to believe and do. Why are we not allowed to have our own beliefs and opinions and form our own philosophies as and when we need them, without being criticised? Religion should be a choice and not something that is forced upon us as children..Let’s get on with life how we want to live it.

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    bmonk  almost 7 years ago

    “Oh, like being told that “God” speaks through some old man in Rome, that any form of Birth Control is a mortal sin, that you are supposed to take your family problems to a priest who has never been married, that no matter how poor you are, that you are supposed to give a part of your money each week to an organization that is one of the richest on the planet, you mean THAT kind of a look??”

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    Actually, none of these are specifically true.

    God does not speak through the Pope—rather say that God guides the Pope to make correct decisions when needed for the good of the people of God.

    There is an acceptable form of birth control—Natural Family Planning—which relies on communication, discipline, self-control, mutual decision making—which, incidentally, help make marriage a success, last I checked.

    It is not family problems but sins which are encouraged (or yes, required when serious enough) to be taken to a priest—so that they may be forgiven, and so that the person can be better equipped to make a good choice for him- or herself in resolving those problems.

    The poor are often more willing to share what little they have than those richer than them. And the charities of the Church, such as Catholic Relief Services, are very efficient at administering their resources. Also, the Church is not just one organization—it is many thousands, working together.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Yeah, right.

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    Caddy57  almost 7 years ago

    So the Church of Danae fizzled…So she is moving forward into another Phantasmic Phantasy….anyone here remember the Phantasm movies? I grant you they were gruesome for the time….well Danae reminds me of the shiny ball that killed people in those movies…go after anything she wants….inspite of anything that stands in her way.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    I see your point. However, there are several problems, first of all, that was probably a corrupt priest, like I was talking about before. Second off, they Catholic Church doesn’t permit gays. Or, say if someone was gay, they have resources to help them out. A forced donation is wrong, and that goes to the corruption part again, but the gay marriage dogma of the church still stands. Trust me, I really do feel bad for your friends, but they were committing mortal sin. However, it was still wrong of that priest to talk to them about it in that way with forced donations, he could of done a much better job.

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    Caddy57  almost 7 years ago

    Masterskrain: I have only one observation ,that is that you MUST be a Dr. Who fan….not only that but a true Daelek….in the current series on BBC America , Daeleks seem to be the one creature that comes back to life and turns up most often after being suposedly anialated (sp?) during the time of the 10th Doctor.

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    De_Faulto  almost 7 years ago

    Dude, I keep saying, there was, have been, and always will be corruption! YOU keep ignoring that fact! People will be good, and others will be bad! I don’t know how many times I have to say this! And yes, I heard that, that doesn’t mean that the Catholic Church doesn’t support it! Unlike many other religions, Catholics don’t “adjust” to the time, we stay true to the teachings we were taught!

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    pcolli  almost 7 years ago

    No one has the right to tell another how to live his or her life. For an organisation (or business) that is supposed to “loves ones neighbour” and forgive sins to do something like this to two innocent followers is beyond unforgivable..It’s things like this that make me more open to Buddha’s teachings than anything else. Our beliefs belongs inside us, not in big buildings and multi billion dollar black holes.

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    Wiley creator almost 7 years ago

    For both the religious believers and non-believers “debating” here…do any of you somehow think you’re going to convince the others that you’re right and they’re wrong, and are going to accomplish that here? Seriously, don’t you all have better things to do with your time?

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    Kali39  almost 7 years ago

    So, why would Danae want to be Pope? After all, she’s already created her own Church — and she has followers. Now all she needs is the tax write-off…

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    bburn  almost 7 years ago

    That’s it, Somebodyshort! It’s all a matter of perspective…..which is rather the point of the strip…

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    Ernest Lemmingway Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    People, time to just STFU. We all know the Catholic Church is bass ackwards regarding a lot (they didn’t admit Galileo was right about the Earth not being the center of the universe until 1939 and cited the “Greatest Invention for Women in the Past Millenium” to be the laundry washer!). But the flames here would melt titanium. Grow a sense of humor or stop reading the COMICS! Take the polemic pontification over to the editorials or, better yet, offline.

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    Linguist  almost 7 years ago

    As the actor said to the bishop !

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    Kali39  almost 7 years ago

    Richard Nixon once thought he would make a fine Pope.

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    pawpawbear  almost 7 years ago

    @mythreesons

    I am slowly but surely getting better. Not everything is where I want it tobe. But, I did survive Parris Island and a year in Vietnam. I can do this.

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    Varnes  almost 7 years ago

    I went to Catholic school for the first five years of education. We learned evolution in science. They have no problem with it…It’s about the only nice thing this recovering Catholic can say about the church…

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    Troy Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    I’d say Danae is waaaayyyy over qualified.

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    lindz.coop  almost 7 years ago

    @ madcow — great pic!!

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    pawpawbear  almost 7 years ago

    Thank you, one and all, for the most entertaining day I have had in awhile. The self-restraint levels were excellent. I’ll be back tommorow. Bring your text books and notebooks, I cannot wait to read more of these historical factoids. Goodnight all.

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    Kim0158  almost 7 years ago

    “There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”― Fulton J. Sheen

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