Book-chucking is now a trope.

Thanks to Hassan Radwan for the inspiration. You can follow him here: @abdulazizbulbul

Discussion (23)¬

  1. jean-françois says:

    very handy that “god’s will” thing: whatever happens was meant to be—except when men kiss men—so let’s not do anything about anything.

  2. machigai says:

    Next round’s on me.

  3. A C Harper says:

    There’s an argument that writing stuff down in one place (scriptures, self help books etc.) makes it easy read and mark off as ‘completed’. Then you can ignore the difficult bits yet still feel virtuous.

    You can also argue that what makes humans ‘human’ is other humans, or at least how good we are at imitating others’ behaviours. So if you really want to ‘improve’ yourself you need to see others’ virtuous behaviour not read virtuous words. Especially those words written long ago in a distant land, in another language, in a different society by people who thought metaphorically.

  4. Kilby says:

    Wait a minute: “… down the pub” ?
    What’s wrong with the pub?

    P.S. I suspect it was supposed to read “… down to the pub.

  5. Les Scott says:

    Truly the opiate of the masses.

  6. Adelaide Kent says:

    ‘Down the pub’ is an English expression.

  7. Abhijeet says:

    How many holy books would a dead prophet chuck if a dead prophet could chuck holy books?

  8. machigai says:

    The “Random oldie…” button links right back to this comic.

  9. M27Holts says:

    Down the pub, rub a dub dub, battle cruiser, nuclear sub, boozer, waterhole, bar, grogshop….English is such a colourful language.

  10. Vanity Unfair says:

    To machigai:
    That’s because it’s random.
    Or broken.

  11. Michael says:

    I prefer to govern my actions according to the following bit of doggerel:

    When in danger or in doubt,
    Run in circles, scream and shout!

  12. Someone says:

    I wonder what the barmaid would have to say about this. I’m sure it would be amusing.

  13. Vanity Unfair says:

    After a search: this is what I had in mind.

  14. Graham ASH-PORTER says:

    The answer is down the pub, with atheist Bar Maid!

  15. Troubleshooter says:

    That’s the beauty of the bible. You want words of peace? You can find words of peace. You want words of war? Yup, they’re there, too. The bible is an equal-opportunity panderer … which is why the less I have to do with it, the happier I am!

    And if we’re going to the pub, make mine a Guinness, please.

  16. M27Holts says:

    Troubleshooter….What if you want any guidance on any subject that the ignorant compilers of these two holy books didn’t have a clue about?

  17. two cents' worth says:

    M27Holts, if you want guidance on a subject that’s not covered in your “Holy Book” of choice, you find a passage that’s close enough to what you want, and interpret it accordingly. If you have trouble doing this, there are plenty of people in the clergy who would be happy to help.

    Of course, if you’re really looking for guidance (rather than validation), it would be better to consult a respected book (or expert) on the subject that is of concern to you. Consulting more than one may result in your making a better decision, but it may also result in confusion–in which case, you might as well go with the book/expert that recommends what you want 😉 .

  18. two cents' worth says:

    Brits say they’re “going down the pub.” In a parallel construction, people in New Jersey say they’re “going down the shore.” However, people in California say they’re “going to the beach.” English is a funny, flexible language.

    I’m willing to visit a beach, but I’d rather be in a pub where there is heat or air conditioning. Prosecco for me, please–preferably spumante.

  19. Anonymous says:

    when jeff sessions quoted the bible
    to rationalize immigration policy
    he picked the worst verse
    both insane and perverse
    that we must obey
    or Inshallah

  20. Laripu says:

    Anonymous, I guess some people quote the bible to justify cruelty, some to instigate acts of kindness, and some to make plain its pinnacles of antique nonsense.

    You can see all of the above in most religions, but you know what I’ve never seen in any religion? A god with a sense of humour. The learned people writing here will likely correct my ignorance with examples.

  21. two cents' worth says:

    Laripu, you make a good point about why people quote the Bible. Regarding humor, if memory serves, Coyote and Loki are supposed to be trickster gods, so I think they might be said to have a sense of humor. They don’t get as much press as Jesus or Allah, though. I wonder if any of the Hindu gods is supposed to have a sense of humor?

  22. Son of Glenner says:

    Laripu: If God created Donald Trump, I think that proves that He has a sense of humour – albeit a very sardonic black sense of humour.

  23. M27Holts says:

    The fact that The Trumpster became POTUS is yet more proof that I am definately in a computer game and that my controller is almost certainly an adolescent male. Only that could explain why I’m horny 24/7!


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