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(Toledo Blade)   Election season is in the air, as newspaper-reading conservatives begin their ritual letters-to-the-editor complaining about "Doonesbury"   (toledoblade.com) divider line 171
    More: Obvious, Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, creationisms, Christian denominations, Wayne State University, University of Toledo Medical Center  
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2012-09-23 03:26:23 PM
I wouldn't be aurprised if Gary Trudeau owned stock in Preparation H.
 
2012-09-23 03:27:00 PM
Surprised, even.
 
2012-09-23 03:45:35 PM
Yes, making fun of creationism in science class is an attack on Christianity. More specifically, the radical nutjobs of the religion that feel it has a place in education.

Keep your stupid religious ideas in your church.

I don't try to get evolution taught in Sunday school.
 
2012-09-23 04:01:05 PM
Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.
 
2012-09-23 04:05:33 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.


Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?
 
2012-09-23 04:05:50 PM
You righties HAVE your conservative comic strip. Pity it sucks so bad that most newspapers throw it out.
 
2012-09-23 04:12:34 PM
They got nuthin'.
 
2012-09-23 04:14:37 PM
Doonesbury hasn't been offensive to ANYONE since like 1979 and even then not so much.
 
2012-09-23 04:17:01 PM

Saborlas: You righties HAVE your conservative comic strip. Pity it sucks so bad that most newspapers throw it out.


i31.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 04:17:45 PM
"Why does the Blade run Doonesbury on the comics page?" Because it's a f*cking comic. Get over it.
 
2012-09-23 04:18:14 PM
fta After all, comics are, by definition, not to be taken seriously.

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 04:18:29 PM
"Don't you think casting doubt on the creation of the world, making fun of those who believe the biblical account and scorning our belief in the same is an attack on Christianity?"

No, it's an attack on stupid people.
 
Ant
2012-09-23 04:19:41 PM
Right-wing nutjobs should stay permanently in the parallel universe they've created for themselves.
 
2012-09-23 04:21:33 PM
In other words, the funny pages are the only part of the paper the conservatives ever read and they won't stand for anyone poking fun at THEM, by gum!

Do they still run Johnny Hart's B.C.? That was frequently on the conservative side.
 
2012-09-23 04:23:17 PM

Lionel Mandrake: "Don't you think casting doubt on the creation of the world, making fun of those who believe the biblical account and scorning our belief in the same is an attack on Christianity?"

No, it's an attack on stupid people.


crow202.org
 
2012-09-23 04:25:20 PM

St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.

Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?


I like how at the end you can buy it for a whopping $0.16.
 
2012-09-23 04:27:08 PM
Conservatives have been complaining about Doonesbury for decades. This particular strip created an uproar in 1973:
i50.tinypic.com

Mitchell was guilty, and later spent time in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal.

Funny how conservatives don't complain about Mallard Fillmore being on the comics page.
 
2012-09-23 04:29:52 PM

St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.

Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?


Yeah, that's a pretty good one, but it's no DEATH COOKIE
 
2012-09-23 04:30:57 PM
Then don't read the farking thing, pussy.
 
2012-09-23 04:31:43 PM
gee I don't understand why conservative comics don't get better distribution

gopusa.com

www.gopusa.com
 
2012-09-23 04:34:47 PM

jaytkay: gee I don't understand why conservative comics don't get better distribution

[gopusa.com image 500x398]

[www.gopusa.com image 500x398]


That's a parody of a bad GOP comic and something from The Onion right?

Please tell me it is.
 
2012-09-23 04:35:03 PM
So, any SPECIFIC doonsbury they are being all sandy-vaged over, or just the existence of Doonsbury in generalthat they are Q_Q over?

If it's a specific one, link plz?
 
2012-09-23 04:37:18 PM

jaytkay: gee I don't understand why conservative comics don't get better distribution

[gopusa.com image 500x398]

[www.gopusa.com image 500x398]


Jesus, is that real? I feel I've been trolled somehow.
 
2012-09-23 04:37:28 PM
I'll wager that most of the people writing the letters haven't read the comic but were rather told by their Imams "leaders" that them "libruls" have offended their God again and "dadgummit, something must be done to stop them."
 
2012-09-23 04:37:34 PM

Notabunny: fta After all, comics are, by definition, not to be taken seriously.


Rofl. You dick. I clicked for 20 seconds.
 
2012-09-23 04:38:02 PM

St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.

Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?


Wait...

So, I'll admit. I haven't been to church in a long time. I did, however, go to Catholic High school for 4 years. Now my memory (and a casual google search) says that the Roman Catholic Church is the origin for all other forms of Christianity. So how can Catholicism not be Christianity?
 
2012-09-23 04:38:28 PM

St_Francis_P: Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?


Unless, of course, a fundie is trying to claim that a significant majority of the people in the US are Christians, to support the claim that the US is a "Christian nation".

In fact, looking at the trend lines.... I'm surprised that there hasn't been a piece yet about how Protestants have in 2012 finally fallen below the 50% mark in the US. However, I've not turned up any 2012 publications to indicate it has or it hasn't. Maybe it hasn't hit yet? Maybe none of the survey organizations have noticed that incidental water mark passing in their data?
 
2012-09-23 04:38:35 PM
www.answersingenesis.org
 
2012-09-23 04:39:59 PM
i suppose theres a chance
that republicans could regain the status of past days
but i doubt it

as for now

republican=butthurt
 
2012-09-23 04:40:10 PM

Notabunny: fta After all, comics are, by definition, not to be taken seriously.

[img.photobucket.com image 480x323]


I am ashamed. I fell for it. I am sad.

/I LOL'd at myself
 
2012-09-23 04:41:00 PM

Malacon: So how can Catholicism not be Christianity?


It's been a while since I checked the Chick Tract, but I think the thesis is that it was usurped by idolatry.
 
2012-09-23 04:41:15 PM

jaytkay: gee I don't understand why conservative comics don't get better distribution


DA FUQ?
 
2012-09-23 04:41:28 PM

Malacon: St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.

Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?

Wait...

So, I'll admit. I haven't been to church in a long time. I did, however, go to Catholic High school for 4 years. Now my memory (and a casual google search) says that the Roman Catholic Church is the origin for all other forms of Christianity. So how can Catholicism not be Christianity?


It was explained, just read The Death Cookie

I miss seeing the CHICK tag on Fark. I've linked a few hilarious ones but they are always red-lighted. Maybe Chick threatened to sue Drew or something?
 
2012-09-23 04:42:28 PM

Lionel Mandrake: St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.

Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?

Yeah, that's a pretty good one, but it's no DEATH COOKIE


* blink *
 
2012-09-23 04:44:31 PM

jaytkay: gee I don't understand why conservative comics don't get better distribution

[gopusa.com image 500x398]

[www.gopusa.com image 500x398]


weknowmemes.com
 
2012-09-23 04:45:23 PM

abb3w: Malacon: So how can Catholicism not be Christianity?

It's been a while since I checked the Chick Tract, but I think the thesis is that it was usurped by idolatry.


Basically, they think that Catholics worship Mary more than God or Jesus. Which is incredibly idiotic, but so are Chick Tracts in general.
 
2012-09-23 04:45:25 PM

Malacon: St_Francis_P: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Given that even the Catholic Church gave it's a-okay to Evolution by Natural Selection and the Big Bang Theory (almost typed "Big Band Theory", which I'd be okay with, too), any thinking Christian should be fairly convinced at this point that "creationism" is not synonymous with being Christian.

Don't be silly, Catholics aren't even Christians. Jack Chick explains: Are Roman Catholics Christians?

Wait...

So, I'll admit. I haven't been to church in a long time. I did, however, go to Catholic High school for 4 years. Now my memory (and a casual google search) says that the Roman Catholic Church is the origin for all other forms of Christianity. So how can Catholicism not be Christianity?


Because most American Christians (and almost all theocratic American Christians) are non-Catholic Christians -- Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, Mormons, etc.

/yes, Mormons are Christians
//it may be a very bizarre and unorthodox interpretation of Christianity, what with the magic bloomers, the gold plates, heaven being a galaxy with a stupid number of planets, and the whole thing about Native Americans being a long-lost tribe of Israelites, but they still self-identify as Christians
 
2012-09-23 04:47:35 PM

theorellior: jaytkay: gee I don't understand why conservative comics don't get better distribution

DA FUQ?


What confuses me is why someone so clearly filled with vitrol and contempt would try to use comics as an expressive media in the first place. What did they feel when they read that? What did they expect others to feel? Why would you attempt to capture those emotions using a comedy medium?

Oh, morans. Why is the answer always morans?
 
2012-09-23 04:49:32 PM
jenlen:

It was explained, just read The Death Cookie


*clicks*
*reads*

No, it wasn't.
 
2012-09-23 04:50:29 PM

Mrtraveler01: Which is incredibly idiotic, but so are Chick Tracts in general.


So you think. Black Leaf really DID die!
 
2012-09-23 04:52:32 PM
When is Obama going to apologize for this?
 
2012-09-23 04:54:55 PM
There's a horrible Romney ad running here in my battleground state of an old man sitting in a warehouse complaining that with Obama it's hard to know what's "coming down the pike." What is a "pike", and why is the term used almost exclusively by whiny old people? They're the same types who call the phone a "horn" and write letters to the editor complaining about mundane crap.
 
2012-09-23 04:57:44 PM
www.thismodernworld.org
 
2012-09-23 04:58:29 PM
So cue Christian mobs...?
 
2012-09-23 04:58:48 PM

REO-Weedwagon: There's a horrible Romney ad running here in my battleground state of an old man sitting in a warehouse complaining that with Obama it's hard to know what's "coming down the pike." What is a "pike", and why is the term used almost exclusively by whiny old people? They're the same types who call the phone a "horn" and write letters to the editor complaining about mundane crap.


Yeah, we've got that one. It's even more sniveling than you note, as it's one of those "not sponsored by anyone in particular, so you can't blame anyone for factual errors". At least they avoided the trap of using a stereotypical old white guy to deliver the dialog.
 
2012-09-23 05:01:25 PM

Malacon: jenlen:

It was explained, just read The Death Cookie


*clicks*
*reads*

No, it wasn't.


Did you read the whole thing? It's an extended explanation for why evangelicals consider Catholics to be idol-worshipers and Papists, not Christians. It's kooky, but it's a pretty standard viewpoint for those folks.
 
2012-09-23 05:02:43 PM

REO-Weedwagon: There's a horrible Romney ad running here in my battleground state of an old man sitting in a warehouse complaining that with Obama it's hard to know what's "coming down the pike." What is a "pike", and why is the term used almost exclusively by whiny old people? They're the same types who call the phone a "horn" and write letters to the editor complaining about mundane crap.


Pike as in Turnpike, as in road.

"down the 'pike" = "down the road"

/not a Romney fan
 
2012-09-23 05:03:01 PM

REO-Weedwagon: There's a horrible Romney ad running here in my battleground state of an old man sitting in a warehouse complaining that with Obama it's hard to know what's "coming down the pike." What is a "pike", and why is the term used almost exclusively by whiny old people? They're the same types who call the phone a "horn" and write letters to the editor complaining about mundane crap.


I've seen the same cranky old fart ad. Basically he does nothing but but describe some vague fear of what the black man in the white house may do if he gets 4 more years. I hate being in a battleground state during elections.
 
2012-09-23 05:03:22 PM

REO-Weedwagon: There's a horrible Romney ad running here in my battleground state of an old man sitting in a warehouse complaining that with Obama it's hard to know what's "coming down the pike." What is a "pike", and why is the term used almost exclusively by whiny old people? They're the same types who call the phone a "horn" and write letters to the editor complaining about mundane crap.


My fave so far is the Romney ad with Marco Rubio basically saying "Yeah, we know the Medicare reforms are going to suck...but do it for your parents...you do love your parents right?" ad.
 
2012-09-23 05:03:34 PM

SilentStrider: I wouldn't be aurprised if Gary Trudeau owned stock in Preparation H.


Nah, I think these people need something a bit more powerful, that comes in a far larger container...

content.ytmnd.com
 
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