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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for October 28, 2021

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    eastern.woods.metal  3 months ago

    The Church is and always was a conspiracy. It’s a business, and like a business, it makes a profit

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    Alexander the Good Enough  3 months ago

    This makes more sense. All of what’s been sold has always been just a little bit suspicious and much too fantastic.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bible is only an amazing and fictional book.

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    HidariMak  3 months ago

    Those two bible stories never made sense to me. The story of Noah’s Ark is one of genocide and incest, by an omniscient god who didn’t foresee how his creations would react, and the story has a family theme park dedicated to it.

    Meanwhile, at least 4 of the 10 commandments are “worship only me”, and fail to forbid acts such as rape and slavery. The sacred 10 have differences between Exodus 20:2–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21, and they appear to be based on even older Mesopotamian laws.

    And of course, the 10 commandments will always bring this interview segment to mind. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2w7wxt

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    Ernest Lemmingway Premium Member 3 months ago

    “People will believe anything. Look at the Bible. Look at how they elected a guy unfit to hold a conversation, much less the highest office of the United States!” – Establishment Politicians

    (This is a deliberately political comment in revenge for every time someone else posts a deliberately political comment on comics that are not supposed to be political. Especially Trump bashers [learn a new tune already!]. These comments will continue daily in perpetuity until I’m banned, GoComics disables comments or implements an ignore function, or I just grow bored with it.)

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    Naught but dogs and cats in THAT ark.

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    Enter.Name.Here  3 months ago

    “Moses took aboard two of everything…..from the Happy Doggy/Happy Kitty pet store.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    This would be funny if no one believed it was true.

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    C  3 months ago

    This is hardly news

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    franki_g  3 months ago

    Moses: “I Noah guy who can help”

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    MichaelAxelFleming  3 months ago

    Quick, burn a bush!

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    mr_sherman Premium Member 3 months ago

    Noah’s story didn’t exist in ancient scripture until the Babylonian exile where they heard about the ancient flood that occured at the Black Sea. They evidently thought it was so cool that they added it to their collection.

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    This explains a Lot?

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    This seems a little odd coming from Wiley Miller who plays often on biblical themes.

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member 3 months ago

    I’ve always been disturbed by the fact that there are world leaders who believe in imaginary beings.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    Man dreams, devises, revises, then publishes as fact.

    Mann tracht und Gott lacht

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    baroden  3 months ago

    Both stories are fables.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wait until they get to Building Back Better and brain numb drool bucket fools ignore the border crisis, supply chain stoppage with shortage of workers (ie truck drivers), leaving American supporters at the “mercy” of the Taliban while bringing in unvetted foreigners and relocating them to unsuspecting places in the country under cover of darkness, mandated vaccinations to people who are either immune or choose not to get them, critical race theory being mandated in schools and defunding the police etc etc etc. Let’s Go, Brandon.

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    bkincaid  3 months ago

    Hole-y Babble or Wholly Buy Bull?

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    Out of the Past  3 months ago

    I don’t quite get it. What are they doing? Is that Moses with the ark and Noah on the road?

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    KevDoneIt  3 months ago

    There were more witnesses to the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead than the number of witnesses that most atheists even actually were once alive. The Bible prophecies have been fulfilled. Read the book of Daniel to see where the world is today.

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    cmerb  3 months ago

    I heard some time ago that the " ARK " was around .

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    Drag0nr1der  3 months ago

    Sounds about right!

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    mickjam  3 months ago

    If the US continues on its present trajectory, I can imagine a time when a comic like this would lead to calls for Wiley to be executed on charges of blasphemy.

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    dot-the-I  3 months ago

    Self-satisfied atheism is as threadbare as presumptuous religious proselytism.

    Baroness Susan Greenfield, neuroscience research fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford (she is non-religious), quoting the great Michael Faraday (1791-1867) in conversation with Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: “Nothing is quite as frightening as somebody who knows he is right.”

    IF I be right, the Baroness has a beautiful “soul.”

    Also, this:

    Apocryphal or not, physicists like to tell of a colleague, visiting Niels Bohr at home in Denmark, who was startled to see a horseshoe nailed over the barn door, and exclaimed, “Surely you don’t believe in that stuff, do you?” Bohr answered: “Of course not! But it works whether you believe in it or not.”

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    Owhatadoc Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hey, for fun, Wiley; do the same schtick but with Mohammed/Islam as the punchline.

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    Anon4242  3 months ago

    It’s kind of a sweet deal. Somewhere someone thought up that being a middle man between God (pick a deity, any deity) and everyone else was easier than plowing fields, raising livestock, and/or producing anything. All you have to do is make some speeches/sermons on a regular basis, tell them ‘shame on you’ for breaking ever more complicated rules and collect tithes, indulgences, whatever else people donate for charity and you’re pretty much set for life. Someone should write a paper that studies major organized religions and compares cash flow. I’m thinking they are pretty much the same.

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    [Traveler]  3 months ago

    Not funny

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    Old Crusty  3 months ago

    “It doesn’t matter what you believe in, boy, just believe!”Preacher Book to Malcom Reynolds. From the movie “Serenity”

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    monya_43  3 months ago

    They are going to need a bigger ark. Got to save more kinds of animals than just dogs and cats. It’s a good start though.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I wonder if Noah brushed his teeth? How did Moses keep his toenails clean? The devil is in the details.

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    JosephShriver  3 months ago

    That would be a bit of a stretch

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    dflak  3 months ago

    If you approach the Bible with the understanding that it is mostly stories with a moral, then you probably get more out of it than taking it literally.

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    Dobie Boy Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh Wiley, you’ve done it again!

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    Prey  3 months ago

    Religions were created to control the masses and BOY has that worked!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 3 months ago

    THIS EXPLAINS IT ALL!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE

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    jessie d. Premium Member 3 months ago

    while the 4 horse men of the Apocalypse (Trump, Bannon, Mo Brooks,Jim Jordan) provoke hell fire and sedition come Jan. 6. They sucker punch America the beautiful.

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    preacherman  3 months ago

    Even here, with this story line, Moses still doesn’t get it right. In his time, the Hebrews had the miracles of God in Egypt and during the Exodus but they still had the golden calf. During the time of the judges, the walls of mighty cities fell before the Ark of the Covenant, but they still had Baal. The people then, as now, didn’t buy into it all that well. Even today, we have the miracles of God about us, but how well do we follow the tenets of His Son in our daily lives, but follow after our own false gods.

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    scottbruce  3 months ago

    A sucker punch is $3.33 per gallon gas prices. A sucker punch is Taliban terrorist using US weapons and hunting down our citizens and belittling women in Afghanistan. A sucker punch is a mandate to help big Pharma. A sucker punch is containership backlog while the Director of Transportation is on 12-week parental leave. A sucker punch is calling PTA parents terrorist. You can tell when another sucker punch is coming when Old Joe makes those Butthead-like fists.

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    kountryking  3 months ago

    It makes prophets.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 3 months ago
    “In the beginning God made man in His image. And man has been returning the favor ever since.” Mark Twain
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    Holden Awn  3 months ago

    When Wiley Miller is good, he’s very good; very imaginative, witty, and funny. And when he’s bad, he’s narrow minded and bigoted. More bears, please, less illiberal venom.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    Clearly a time travel conspiracy there somewhere

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    rlaker22j  3 months ago

    you all know you’re not going to convince each other of anything so just go on with what you decide to believe in and be happy

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    kjeffus  3 months ago

    Well, you collected all sorts of Q-ers on this one.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Noah and Moses = Flim and Flam

    If you’re looking for fictional characters to admire, stick with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. Much more realistic, and lots nicer to boot.

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    Will E. Makeit Premium Member 3 months ago

    “The fool says in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.” Psalm 14:1. It all depends on your spiritual perspective of life…a blob of random tissue or a created being for purpose. It takes more faith to believe the former than the latter. Otherwise refute the law of cause and effect with irrefutable evidence…

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    Diamond Lil  3 months ago

    Oh man Wiley-you are going to get hate mail! Keep speaking the truth!

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    T Smith  3 months ago

    “With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil – that takes religion.”

    ― Steven Weinberg

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    mindjob  3 months ago

    Sounds like the Democrat – Media – Big Tech conspiracy

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    leemorse9777  3 months ago

    It’s been proven many times that the Bible and the whole story is just a rewrite of other, past scams designed to keep the ignorant masses in line and to keep a few at the top in well fed and supplied. Never doubt human ignorance.

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    walkingmancomics  3 months ago

    I knew it! I KNEW it! I KNEW it!

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    Rick Smith Premium Member 3 months ago

    Noah’s Ark / Ark of the Covenant. Either way, there is an Ark.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    Mark Twain, in Letters from the Earth, ran the numbers on Noah’s flood. He supposed that the rainfall was enormous and gargantuan: not just a couple of inches over the course of an hour, which a rippin’ good thunderstorm could drop on you, but 10 feet an hour. He skipped over how the drownings and devastation due to rushing waters from that first hour alone would’ve probably wiped out 99% of the land creatures on Earth but went on to extrapolate it into 240 feet in a day, yielding 9600 feet over the course of the 40 days and nights alluded to in the Bible. And “At last the Ark soared aloft and came to rest on the top of Mount Ararat, seventeen thousand feet above the valley.”

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    Pickled Pete  3 months ago

    Believer — agnostic — atheist

    Believers refer to agnostics as atheists. Actually, true believers and atheists are at opposite and extreme ends. . . an agnostic is a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (such as God) is unknown and probably unknowable broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god.

    The people who I feel for are those who entered the ministry but have since lost their faith, but have no other skills to change vocations.

    https://clergyproject.org/
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    locake  3 months ago

    Many of us are too smart to fall for all those illogical myths. We believe in Science.

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    mfrasca  3 months ago

    “Well, it stahted out as a nice day with calm watahs, when suddenly a nar-eastah blew in.”

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    I was born and raised a Catholic. I was educated in a Catholic grade school. As a student in Jr high and later in Sr High I started to see through some of the so call mysteries of the Catholic faith. I have not abandoned the Catholic faith, but I do not truly believe its teaching, I do not attend church at all and of you rse do not receive communion along with confessing my many sins. The revelations of the sexual abuse by priests, archbishops, bishops, cardinals and church officials just about push me totally out the confessional door. It’s the good work be the millions of good Catholics that keep me as a cafateria Catholic. I am not the pious catholic boy, who went to church on many a weekdays during summer vacation. I am now a 70 year old lapsed Catholic who ’s been burned by the Church and its hierarchy.

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    wiatr Premium Member 3 months ago

    There seems to have been a flood, if not several in the Mideast in ancient times. When you have two rivers in close proximity floods would be a normality. “All over the world” would probably have seemed to be just that when you are ignorant of what else is out there.

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    Rumball Premium Member 3 months ago

    Good old Wiley! Always gentle and uncontroversial!

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    bobgreenwade  3 months ago

    There are people who say the same thing about the Earth being round.

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    theoldidahofox  3 months ago

    Lucretius: Religion is an evil superstition.

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    eddi_tbh  3 months ago

    I have faith that the human species will unfailingly make fools of themselves.

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    revgrant  3 months ago

    Wow. So disappointing. I’ve been reading Non Sequitur for…decades? Adios.

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    Bicycle Dude  3 months ago

    It was stolen! I have no proof, but if I lost it, was stolen. Trust me it was stolen. They’re all cheaters!

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    bakana  3 months ago

    Are those distant ancestors of Captain Eddie, his Cat, Paulie and Kate’s dog Petey in that boat?

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    johnschutt  3 months ago

    Jesus is who he claimed to be. The evidence is objective and overwhelming… except for the biased who won’t look at it objectively.

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    keenanthelibrarian  3 months ago

    Old Testament stories are mostly fairy stories. They’re a mish-mash of myths and legends from all over the Holy Land, including Egypt and other places, given a Jewish slant, and written down around 3,000 years ago.

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    SavannahJim Premium Member 3 months ago

    Wow! That hit a nerve, right? Now, if only the ark’s yard-arm were more cruciform, you could’a had a trifecta.

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    198.23.5.11  3 months ago

    The TRUE story is that Noah brought two termites onto the Ark and it didn’t end well.

    “I do not think about things that I….do not think about”

    “Do you ever think about things that you DO think about?”

    INHERIT THE WIND—1960

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    revgrant  3 months ago

    Two foundational figures conspiratorially planning on staying on message to control the narrative forever Translates: the Jews all control_____ (Hollywood. higher education. finance. media.) Never mind that there is precious little actually in the stories of both figures. If there is a shared narrative it is one of hope, liberation, restoration. Deeply disappointed in Mr. Miller.

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