Two years ago we started a series of strips chronicling the entire Ten Commandments from the Bible. It’s actually much harder to make jokes about the Ten Commandments than you might think. We valued being respectful (we’re both Christian), but we knew there were humorous tweaks to be made. So if you enjoy them, please share with your friends and let us know if you’d like to see similar series.
Posts Tagged ‘religion’
This is one of those real conflict areas of the Bible. We all know how an average nine-year-old might behave with supernatural powers, but did Jesus? I doubt many theologians waste time on this issue, but it’s still interesting.
One supposes if God worries about keeping his job, he has to build in some manner of keeping himself important. He’s not building new planets and stars (that we know of), so He must be crafting new souls. And yes, that is another comic rationale that I’m sure can offend both sides of the issue. Let’s sit back and watch the comments!
What if the Bible stories are all actually true, but simply have minor factual errors? Like it was a bear in the Garden of Eden, or a giraffe that swallowed Noah? There’s a market out there for an alternate-reality Bible. That should suffice in angering everyone who reads it.
I’m always amused by the arguments people make to avoid saying they stole. They were “inspired by” or “paying homage to.” They “borrowed liberally” or “copyright infringed,” but they never stole. I know (before you reply with a thousand comments) that there are differences, but at the end of the day you’re playing semantics. Did you take something (including a copy) without paying or giving credit? Yep, then you stole.
I actually find catfish a lot scarier than zombies. Zombies (the real ones) tend to just stagger about, and if you’re in decent shape you can simply outrun them. A catfish, however, has no business walking around on ground. How does he do that? If he can walk around on dry ground (like the one in this comic), what’s to keep him from flying or something else? Trust me, they’re a much bigger threat to you than zombies.
There is always the danger in religion that it becomes more about advertising and meeting goals, than it does about the end goal. Some might argue all religion is already this way, but they’ve obviously not paid close attention. Some truly take it to another level. It’s save them at all costs.
There’s nothing better than turning a negative into a positive for your cause. Well, I suppose that isn’t such a good thing when it means horribly manipulating people. But, umm, you get the idea.
Anyway, no, we do not hate Christian haunted houses. There’s a bit of a contradiction there probably to begin with, but more we’re kind of mocking the exploitive nature of some.
I always wondered about the kid who was just really into acting and decided to participate in Judgment House or Hell House. While Method Acting might be a stretch, what happens if they’re too believable in their role? Does anyone start to get suspicious if the drunk is a little too realistic? I wonder this as a writer, too. What if I write a serial killer a little too well?
In case you’re wondering, yes Judgement House, Hell House, and their ilk are all real things that people actually put on and attend. Are they all really that bad? I’ve actually been through one of the Judgement Houses before (and yes, they’re different things), and generally I found it not too bad. Of course, this was a good ten plus years ago, but still. It had an obvious Christian message as one would expect, but not hateful like some of these apparently can get (specifically the Hell House ones). Now, that might have simply been the church altering the one I attended, so I certainly wouldn’t vouch for them as a whole.
Some of them, as the comic notes, are downright nutty in their behavior.