Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 27, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  almost 5 years ago

    Let’s pray for Rat’s recovery.

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    alaskajohn1  almost 5 years ago

    I always thought Rat was agnostic/atheist.

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    GeifuKe  almost 5 years ago

    Here is a thought: Cut down on all the praying and preying in this comic.

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    GeifuKe  almost 5 years ago

    Thought for the day: Either living on a prayer, or preying on the living.

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    GeifuKe  almost 5 years ago

    And one more thought—if Rat was involved, was it an event plaguing him?

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    Bilan  almost 5 years ago

    How can a President pray when he thinks he is god?

    (Both here and you-know-where).

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers seems to be working. Look at all the people who’ve never been shot. Although, the USA might not be praying as much as the rest of the world.

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    dadoctah  almost 5 years ago

    “…tired from all this praying.”

    That’s what I thought.

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    joegarret  almost 5 years ago

    Ok Mr. Pastis. Please provide to all of the world what YOUR solution would be. Inquiring minds want to know…

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    mjb515  almost 5 years ago

    “Something” usually involves punishing the innocent in order to quell the mob’s latest moral panic.

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    chris_weaver  almost 5 years ago

    Hail to the Thinker/Prayer-in-Chief!

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Sadly, Toon-Boy has NAILED it 100% accurately!

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    F-Flash  almost 5 years ago

    If your’re thinking about praying, then you probably should. The Bible says pray without ceasing.

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    Rick Fiore  almost 5 years ago

    Christian bashing doesn’t behoove even Rat, or Pastis

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    wrd2255  almost 5 years ago

    We may or may not need more praying, but we damn sure need more thinking. #IdiocracyNow

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    dhoff68718 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    If you don’t believe in a God that fine, but if we all lived by the 10 commandments it would be a better world….thou shall not kill!

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    JohnE.Jablonski  almost 5 years ago

    No no no.

    We need to get a hashtag trending on Twitter! That’s how you sure that you #Care.

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    tripwire45  almost 5 years ago

    I’m going to take the moral high road and assume that Pastis doesn’t actually hate all religious people everywhere, and that he’s making a distinction between saying nice words and doing nothing when an issue clearly needs an actionable response.

    I am however, reminded of when actor Chris Pratt said on twitter that he was praying for Kevin Smith soon after it became known Smith had a heart attack. The twitterati responded by expressing a tremendous amount of disdain toward Pratt, prayer, and religion in general. It’s one thing to say that you don’t have faith in a power higher than yourself, and another thing entirely to hate a person of faith. In Pratt’s case, he couldn’t take a direct action to improve Smith’s health (not being a medical professional) and his beliefs include prayer as a positive action.

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    tripwire45  almost 5 years ago

    I’m going to take the moral high road and assume that Pastis doesn’t actually hate all religious people everywhere, and that he’s making a distinction between saying nice words and doing nothing when an issue clearly needs an actionable response.

    I am however, reminded of when actor Chris Pratt said on twitter that he was praying for Kevin Smith soon after it became known Smith had a heart attack. The twitterati responded by expressing a tremendous amount of disdain toward Pratt, prayer, and religion in general. It’s one thing to say that you don’t have faith in a power higher than yourself, and another thing entirely to hate a person of faith. In Pratt’s case, he couldn’t take a direct action to improve Smith’s health (not being a medical professional) and his beliefs include prayer as a positive action.

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    tripwire45  almost 5 years ago

    I’m going to take the moral high road and assume that Pastis doesn’t actually hate all religious people everywhere, and that he’s making a distinction between saying nice words and doing nothing when an issue clearly needs an actionable response.

    I am however, reminded of when actor Chris Pratt said on twitter that he was praying for Kevin Smith soon after it became known Smith had a heart attack. The twitterati responded by expressing a tremendous amount of disdain toward Pratt, prayer, and religion in general. It’s one thing to say that you don’t have faith in a power higher than yourself, and another thing entirely to hate a person of faith. In Pratt’s case, he couldn’t take a direct action to improve Smith’s health (not being a medical professional) and his beliefs include prayer as a positive action.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    “Pray in one hand, and spit in the other, and see which one gets wet faster!”

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    Diat60  almost 5 years ago

    “Thoughts and prayers” has become one of the meaningless things people say these days. A phrase for every situation.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I’m surprised Rat hasn’t aged yet

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I will send President Rat thoughts and prayers instead of a monetary campaign contribution.

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    Dis-play name  almost 5 years ago

    The marching students are God’s answer to the thoughts and Prayers.

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    RuSerious? Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    I SO love Pearls. PLEASE stop adding it to the long list of comics that are political. I read it and others specifically to get away from that!!

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    vics_machine Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    http://rebrn.com/re/thoughts-and-prayers-2631752/

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    The Sinistral Bassist Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Mocking people for expressing concern and sympathy for another’s plight only exposes the cynicism and smallness of the mocker

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    Packratjohn Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    So we need to pray to a god, right? What are we asking of this god? To stop future violence? To bring back the dead? To give us the cajones to do something ourselves? Well, if he’s all powerful and all knowing, he would have already done these things. He either can’t, or doesn’t give a damn.

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    Bookworm  almost 5 years ago

    “Because when I pray, I find I’m talking to myself.” Peter O’Toole in The Working Class (explaining why he thought he was Jesus Christ).

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    sarah413 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Actions speak louder than words.

    The deafening silence by those in power who have a chance to do something is unacceptable. Quite frankly, they are cowards.

    We get Sen. Rubio and his inane drivel and Sen. Santorum who suggests that instead of protesting against gun violence these kids should instead learn CPR. Yes, learning CPR is a noble thing, but to be so flippant is, well, flippant.

    “Thoughts and Prayers” have become the second coming of “Bless your heart.” To those who constantly employ that, instead of actually doing something, well, Bless your heart.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    There is a new trend now to provide checks for politicians meeting with disfavor which read “thoughts and prayers” instead of monetary amounts.

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    Sisyphos  almost 5 years ago

    President Rat is doing the best he can.

    I will pray for all the atheists congregating here….

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    So, I guess if a cartoonist wants a lot of hits these days, just inject politics into your comic.

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    neatslob Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers aren’t doing much for Puerto Rico.

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    MarkBuzard  almost 5 years ago

    Disappointed in Pastis….looks like he is mocking we who offer thoughts in prayers when there is a shooting, instead of just handing over our guns and making ourselves defenseless like the idiot liberals want us to do. Maybe if God was still allowed in schools, and maybe if God was still a priority instead of America mocking and ignoring Him and His Word, this wouldn’t happen…….it didn’t happen years ago…….. and it doesn’t happen in Christian schools. Comics should be funny…..not political slamming people the writer disagrees with

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    Ned Dickens  over 4 years ago

    I wonder if one of those terrible events is that school shooting…

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    robertiris  5 months ago

    Sums it up

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