March 08, 2019
February 03, 2019
Linus would probably do well on Jeopardy.
This from the Queen of One-Upmanship. What’s the matter, Violet — did Linus steal your thunder?
My name is in the Old Testament and in the Book of Mormon. No, not my temple new name; that’s too sacred (not secret) to give out.
Why wouldn’t someone named Linus know that the name is mentioned in the New Testament?
By the way, Catholics regard Linus as the second pope.
I would rather have my name written in the Lamb’s BookOf Life. And mine is.
@gkidBy grace, amen on this one.
Both of my daughters have Biblical names: one Old Testament, one New Testament. They both know well the histories of their Biblical namesakes; however, only one of them is specifically named after theirs. The other is named after a dear friend who happened to have a Biblical name. (Oh, and all 4 of us are in the Lamb’s book…amen and amen!)
Yes, because it’s meek, peaceful Christians exactly like Linus who strap bombs to themselves & blow themselves up in crowds of people… oh wait! That’s right, that’s not Christians! We pray, we serve and though we’re all imperfect, we love.
That Linus is able to quote where his name is from does not make him a Bible thumper, it’s only a display of intelligence.
Without Christians, this world will not be worth living in. And that day will come. Soon. All who believe otherwiseare deluded. Linus is wise.
Linus is famous in the bible!
I’m sorry, I forgot. If you want your name written in the Lamb’s Book Of Life, do this.Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son Of God.Admit you have sinned (We all have)Ask Jesus to come into your heartMean it, be sincere.Surrender your life to Him
If you meant it, your name is now written in the Lamb’s Book Of Life. You belong to Him. Now live for Him.Find a good local church that teaches the Bible. Attend.Pray. (Talk to God-He is listening)Read your Bible. Ask questions. Grow,.and learn. Welcome to the familyof God. :-)
Linus can always crank out the Bible verses! Smart kid.
Pope Francis said last week that even atheists who do good can be redeemed. So have the Mormons traced Francis’ ancestors and inducted them as Mormons yet?The Pope is saying your soul is fine if you do good, regardless of your beliefs. So why do we need the organized religion in the first place? I don’t like it when people make unwarranted assumptions about others which may be untrue and with which the others will disagree. If you build your world on too many false assumptions, it falls apart.
That’s enough, Russell. You’ve made your views on the subject quite clear. Now how about showing a little maturity and realizing that while you have the right to disagree with our beliefs, you do not have the right to mock them. That only paints you as the same type of sanctimonious bigot that you claim the rest of us are. Don’t you find that to be slightly hypocritical?
John Lennon said all that stuff years ago. God is God and people are people.Why spite God for what people do?Where is John Lennon today?
Very happy to say my name is also in the Lamb’s book of life and maybe someday in heaven we can all introduce ourselves to each other. It looks like you’re quite in the minority Russell5419. And Bethy85, well said!
There you go again. That’s not merely agreeing to disagree — that’s being rude, arrogant, and dismissive of any other point of view besides your own, which is exactly what you accuse Christians and other religious/spiritual people of doing — yet we have never once mocked or dismissed your belief (or lack thereof). Again, try to see yourself as others see you, and then tell me which one of us deserves the label of narrow-minded, sanctimonious, hypocritical bigot.
My name isn’t in the Lamb’s Book of Life, but it is on several bench warrants, a couple of No-Fly lists and the Terrorist Watch List.
Getting back to the Comic: Does anyone else remember when Violet was older? Older than Charlie Brown, who was then older than Lucy. My ‘evidence’ would be a Strip set in a Candy store, where Violet and a Blonde were persousing the Goods; good o’ CB couldn’t see-over the Counter, and admired the construction.
Organized Religion and actual Religion [a personal relationship] are like Death and Life. Does anyone truly need a Translator to talk with God? She’s pretty smart . . . .
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Hmmm, so far, only one atheist idiot.
You should show off to your bossyboots sister how clever you are.
Her face expression would be utterly priceless.
Why don’t we all pray for Russell. He needs the hope andlove of Christ. He needs to know he has a Savior who loveshim.
Organized religions perhaps, but here’s hoping that those who believe in something more than just the here-and-now materialism of the modern world never die out. The loss of believers in faith of any kind is something to be mourned, not cheered.
Interesting comments. For my money, it is naive to think that religion will be gone in fifty or even a hundred years. It’s also naive to think if religion didn’t exist, there wouldn’t be wars or other violence. Those who tend toward violence will use whatever excuse they can to force their will. Religion for them is merely the vehicle for their desire to control others. On the other hand, many understand their faith to guide them into good, loving and selfless service of those in need, seeing people as of far more value than the almighty buck. In other words, you’ll find the good and the bad in those acting “for their religion.” And you’ll find the same is true of those who claim no religion at all. (In fact, I know quite a few fundamentalist atheists who are as certain that they have the truth as the right wing Christians). It’s silly to make claims about any religion (or philosophy or governmental system) based on the actions of one portion of its adherents. How about for now we all just try to treat each other and those around us with respect and concern?
You drive me crazy too.
It’s amazing to me that a comic strip character reciting a Bible verse (and a fairly innocuous one at that) could lead to such an intense discussion of the “evils” of religion.
“talk about being judgemental. I’ve been told I’m a pretty decent guy, I give when I can and help when I can, how about you?”
And your blaming the wars on ALL religious people, and religion in general, is different how? Religious people don’t give? WHY do you give? Because it makes you feel better? Because it’s the right thing to do? If there is no God, how can there BE objective right or wrong? If you know what’s right for you is right for everybody else (“although this strip was written in the sixties, people have gotten a lot smarter since then, in fifty more years religions with be a thing of the past, WE HOPE.It would be great , no more wars…”), that’s not intelligence; that’s arrogance. EVERYTHING man touches is imperfect because MAN is imperfect, arrogant, and rebellious. Wars will not disappear if religion disappears. Most of those wars you listed were over land or treasure or power or allegiances. There will always be war because evil people exist not because religion exists. The common denominator between all the wars listed on this page is not religion or lack thereof, but the human heart.
Hitler was not a Christian except in name only. He used EVERYTHING selfishly to advance his ends, including the philosophy of “survival of the fittest” and the occult. Jesus was adamant when He said, “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”
That’s not a long drive, Lucy. It’s a short put.
I was going to comment on the comic, but it seems people forgot about it.
FYI, by even the simplistic of definitions, it is impossible to be rid of religion. Even atheism counts as a religion or sorts.
Keep kidding yourself. Religion will never vanish. Some religions will fall by the way side and come to e supplanted by others. But religion itself will never vanish. Look at the thousands of centuries of human history, religion has been one of the common themes. s has been people claiming religion would be no more in a hundred years. It has yet to happen and it never will.
I am not catholic, but I do not believe all “catholics are disgusting” based on the actions of a minority within Catholicism. Any more than I would find atheists are “disgusting” based on the actions of a minority within atheism.
Linus seems strangely spiritual.
I knew a girl named Mary who kept insisting her name was in the Bible, and would get very mad when I told her it’s not, the name Mirim is in the bible and it’s TRANSLATED in ENGLISH into “Mary”
…IN YOUR OPINION.
If you want to believe that, no one, including God, is stopping you. Someday, you may find that atheism is a myth. Just because some religions may be mythical (Roman/Greek religions, etc.) does not mean that all religions are. I agree that most religions have it wrong but some religions are based on real events that happened. That alone does not make them right, but they are not “mythical.” Buddha was a historical person as was Muhammed. Just because there is no proof of God in your eyes does not mean that atheism is true.
I didn’t start this discussion. Again, I probably would not have commented on today’s comic except a few people took offense that some of us believe in the New Testament and, without provocation, started attacking and mocking that belief.
Most religions are about following rules to appease God. The New Testament teaches that God Himself took the initiative to do what man cannot do on his own: atone for the horrid evil and rebellion against God that lurks within the heart of man. That inclination within that tells us that taking advantage of someone for personal benefit is okay or that getting what I want is more important than what someone else wants. Instead of worrying about following rules and wondering if I am pleasing God, we can rest in the knowledge that “God made Him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” In Christianity, we are exhorted to “…live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil.” While we [b]do[/b] follow God’s good will, these are not rules to us, they are blessings. We do not follow Him out of fear or compulsion. “We love because He first loved us.” Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” So we place love for God (as revealed in the Bible and in Christ) and others above self-love and selfishness. None of us are perfect and we often fail, but we try because God’s Spirit compels and enables us to love. True, many purposely abuse Christianity and others never really subscribe to Christianity even though they claim to be Christian in name. But many Christians do as well or better than the non-believer. Regardless, it Is not about who does the best deeds. Even the best efforts are as “filthy rags” in God’s sight, because they are imperfect in intent and execution. No one seeks to truly do good on his own, not perfect good as God demands. All of us - believer and non-believer alike - fail to measure up to the standard of goodness that God’s righteousness and justice demands. But Jesus bridges that gap and makes a way for us to be pleasing to God, because when we believe in Christ’s sacrifice, His righteousness is imparted to us. We no longer have to worry about if we are “good enough;” we are free to love the best way we know how. And we who are Christians are increasingly learning how to love more generously and more effectively and selflessly through the Spirit of God.
Now, I know this probably does not change your perspective. BUT, I think I have, about as briefly as I can, stated the heart of the Gospel. The only one who has control over me, and is worthy of having control over me, is God, my Creator. While other religions make up rules to control others, Christianity at its heart is about giving control to God and God only. Jesus warned against following man’s rules: “Whoever would be my disciple must deny himself and follow after Me. For whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, while those who lose their life for Me and the Gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world yet lose their own soul?”
@gkid AMEN!!! I’m in the book too! What a great way to do an altar call!! May God continue to bless you in all that you do. Even though there are naysayers, STAY ENCOURAGED!!! ONE DAY THE WORLD WILL KNOW WHO HE REALLY IS, GOD BLESS YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT PROCLAIMS JESUS’ NAME!!!
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