Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for January 17, 2013

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    The#1BoiseStateFan  over 8 years ago

    I think that’s Hi-C religion.

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    cosmeticgyn   over 8 years ago

    That is a good thing rat!

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    legaleagle48  over 8 years ago

    Rat just needs a mirror, and he’s all set for his worship service.

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    Proginoskes  over 8 years ago

    Rat is a Discordian.

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    el8  over 8 years ago

    I’ll go along with the beer part, anyway.

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    margueritem  over 8 years ago

    And will continue for a loooong time.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  over 8 years ago

    FYI, people, I have met a male missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints without hair; he’s diagnosed with alopecia (he was from Yakima, Washington… assigned to the Washington Tacoma Mission). Boy, am I grateful I wasn’t punched in my mission service by alcoholic anti-Mormons.

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    alviebird  over 8 years ago

    Don’t search for religion, search for God (even if you are already “His”). 2 Chronicles 7:14

    Sorry, I don’t mean to evangelize. But every now and then I feel compelled to say something that just popped into my head.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 8 years ago

    a detour from the crocs.

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    finale  over 8 years ago

    “Who the %^#@ put water in my water glass?”-W.C. Fields

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    zero  over 8 years ago

    “There ain’t no beer in heaven, that’s why we drink it here…”-old Polka saying

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    Hillbillyman  over 8 years ago

    You can have my part of it all. I don’t drink anything but coffee and water;and not particular religious.

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    el8  over 8 years ago

    “Beer is proof God loves us.” – Benjmin Franklin

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    While y’all argue about religion and politics and such, can I just sit with Pig watching TV and munching popcorn?

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    jfromlrgo  over 8 years ago

    Rat should check out the following:artless – beer is better than girls are

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    orinoco womble  over 8 years ago

    “In birra veritas” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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    vwdualnomand  over 8 years ago

    when the mormons come to my door, i ask the about the restrictions. and, those are the deal breakers.

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    Lucid Premium Member over 8 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    No, but “In birra oblivio” sort of has a nice ring to it!

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    flagfly  over 8 years ago

    Go to a Christian book store and look at a book about miracles. They’ve happened…they have happened to me.

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    knight1192a  over 8 years ago

    I like Carlin’s joke about getting folks like this to leave you be. Draw a chalk outline outside your front door and scatter a punch of religous pamphlets around it. I’d probably say to add some fake blood to the whole thing.

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    Carl Rennhack Premium Member over 8 years ago

    1) Rat is a self-made rodent who worships his creator! 2) @ John Bollinger—Replace “beer” with “pint o’ Guinness Stout” & you have one of the best Irish proverbs of all time!

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    legaleagle48  over 8 years ago

    Actually, we’re very much Christians. The true name of our church even makes this clear: “The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints.” Moreover, our third Article of Faith says that “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.” How is that not being a Christian denomination?

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    rshive  over 8 years ago

    In Heaven there is no beer. That’s why we drink it here. And when we are gone from hereOur friends will be drinking all the beer.

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    the burser  over 8 years ago

    knowing all the compromise today, it’s only a matter of time rat!

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    chuck_henebry  over 8 years ago

    That guy is bald in his early 20s!

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    kcollier Premium Member over 8 years ago

    This would make a good welcome mat.

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    1504jarvis  over 8 years ago

    Rat would be interested in joining the Christian Brothers.

    I kid you not, at the long closed St. George H.S./ Evanston, IL, the Old Style delivery truck would pull-up to the back of the Brothers residence twice a week. School discipline was maintained by the Brothers using large wooden paddles. And they would use them for the slightest of infractions. It was a GREAT High School. National football Champions in 1943 when they beat Mount St. Michael’s / Bronx,NY, in the championship game played in the Polo Grounds.

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    DanPavelich Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Those two guys were just at my house.

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    Vonne Anton  over 8 years ago

    They aren’t Jehovah’s Witnesses. JW’s want to talk about the Bible mostly, not religion; plus they don’t dress the same; and I’ve never seen one wear a backpack.-Look more like Mormons, except no black name tag.-Either way, please be nice to them. They gratefully expend their own resources, and wouldn’t think to ask for reimbursement; their work is intimidating to them, takes great courage, and they do it for God and us, not for salvation. Usually good people with a good message.-What’s on TV?

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    2443760  over 8 years ago

    maybe Irish Catholic?

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    cbrown080  over 8 years ago

    Wine typically contains more alcohol than beer. Just so you know.

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    ossiningaling  over 8 years ago

    Rat should have invited them and THEN explained his religion.

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    gordrogb Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Talk to Bud – you will find his answers are wiser.

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    iFerrarifan  over 8 years ago

    What would you call that religion? Drunkenrageism? Beerism?

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    Gokie5  over 8 years ago

    “And malt does more than Milton can/To justify God’s ways to man.” (A. E. Housman, from “Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff.”)

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    dbmeyer99  over 8 years ago

    “The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance…logic can be happily tossed out the window.” Stephen King

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    GreatOHera Premium Member over 8 years ago

    In a bookbinding class I once watched two portly older women joyfully attempting to bind stacks and stacks of The Lighthouse pamphlets. Never could figure out if they’d been on the giving or receiving end.

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    BakaBard  over 8 years ago

    Sounds like Rat needs the church of the flying spaghetti monster – all the beer he can drink AND strippers!

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    John W. Vinson Premium Member over 8 years ago

    “Mind if we come in and tell you a little bit about our religion?”“Sure, if you will follow the customs of our house.”“errr… ok, what customs?” “We’re nudists!”

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    6turtle9  over 8 years ago

    It’s amazing what you will find, when you are looking for it, isn’t it ? ;)

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    Rickapolis  over 8 years ago

    Drink beer and smoke dope. That’s a religion that speaks to the masses.

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    DDS029  over 8 years ago

    I find that the most deep, unabashed, and outspoken believers in most ANY faith, are usually the biggest hypocrites, because the DO think they are better JUST because they believe. Kind of backwards, eh?

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    Popeyesforearm  over 8 years ago

    Is there one where you can punch Tom Cruise?

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    coryart  over 8 years ago

    @thebird55 “people on whom My name is called” What name is that? God’s name was replaced with the title “LORD” in most Bibles.

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    freeholder1  over 8 years ago

    You mean some Christians are as big a hypocrites as the unsaved? At least they know enough to feel shame for shameful acts. Rat’s just fine as an unsaved sloth.

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    bizaker  over 8 years ago

    I should have capitalized the word “God” in my previous post. I imagine you will cite the book of Abraham as evidence that we do believe we were gods with a lower case g. That notion is consistent with Psalms 82:6, which I hasten to add was cited by the Savior Himself when called a blasphemer. See John 10:34

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    Daeder  over 8 years ago

    Rat could make a lot of money getting rid of solicitors for people!

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    sandigilbo  over 8 years ago

    (It’s late, so not sure if anyone will read this) I grew up Lutheran and they DO drink beer at church functions. But, for the children was…. punch!.I have a large “No Soliciting” sign by my door. Why do people proselytizing think it’s OK to knock on my door anyway? Why do people think they can convert you by disturbing you?

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    puddlesplatt  over 8 years ago

    Watch very close for a mouse trap!

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    chekhovskaya  over 8 years ago

    I can’t believe no one has brought up the old Norse religion, where I suspect Rat would fit in rather well.

    @legaleagle48 It is the whole obedience instead of grace thing that causes a lot of protestants to distance themselves from the Mormon church.

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    DDS029  over 8 years ago

    I prefer to think that if you treat people as you want to be treated, you’ll pretty much satisfy any god you choose to believe in. And if you’re a non-believer, you’ll still at least be considered a pretty decent person by the rest of society.

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    Seeker149 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    @bizaker & @markjoseph125 – your discussion was a delight to read. If only more people were able to argue with so much civility.

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    SuperSayian  over 8 years ago

    Nice reference!

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    legoboye  over 8 years ago

    Yaaaay! Mormons!

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    Nebo Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    My favorite PBS strip!

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    carterwrd553  almost 6 years ago

    I don’t like today’s strip. It makes fun of Mormons. Which by the way, I am!

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