Let’s pray for Rat’s recovery.
I always thought Rat was agnostic/atheist.
Here is a thought: Cut down on all the praying and preying in this comic.
Thought for the day: Either living on a prayer, or preying on the living.
And one more thought—if Rat was involved, was it an event plaguing him?
How can a President pray when he thinks he is god?
(Both here and you-know-where).
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.
“…tired from all this praying.”
That’s what I thought.
Ok Mr. Pastis. Please provide to all of the world what YOUR solution would be. Inquiring minds want to know…
“Something” usually involves punishing the innocent in order to quell the mob’s latest moral panic.
Hail to the Thinker/Prayer-in-Chief!
Sadly, Toon-Boy has NAILED it 100% accurately!
If your’re thinking about praying, then you probably should. The Bible says pray without ceasing.
Christian bashing doesn’t behoove even Rat, or Pastis
We may or may not need more praying, but we damn sure need more thinking. #IdiocracyNow
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!
No no no.
We need to get a hashtag trending on Twitter! That’s how you sure that you #Care.
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.
“Pray in one hand, and spit in the other, and see which one gets wet faster!”
“Thoughts and prayers” has become one of the meaningless things people say these days. A phrase for every situation.
I’m surprised Rat hasn’t aged yet
I will send President Rat thoughts and prayers instead of a monetary campaign contribution.
The marching students are God’s answer to the thoughts and Prayers.
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!!
Mocking people for expressing concern and sympathy for another’s plight only exposes the cynicism and smallness of the mocker
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.
“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).
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.
There is a new trend now to provide checks for politicians meeting with disfavor which read “thoughts and prayers” instead of monetary amounts.
President Rat is doing the best he can.
I will pray for all the atheists congregating here….
So, I guess if a cartoonist wants a lot of hits these days, just inject politics into your comic.
Thoughts and prayers aren’t doing much for Puerto Rico.
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
I wonder if one of those terrible events is that school shooting…
Sums it up