September 23rd, 2020
I don’t care what you think of this strip.
I don’t care what you think of this strip.
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What I’ve never understood is how much god is concerned about people believing in him and even worshipping him. And competitive: “Thou shall have no other gods before me.” Relax dude, you’re omnipotent and omniscient. You are officially an all powerful creator who is all loving. Praise his holy name!! M Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ did a great job with this.
Somehow, what God cares about most very often turns out to be what is to the advantage of the priests delivering the message. Amazing coincidence, that.
At least Barmaid won’t have to listen to these two after 10pm for the foreseeable future in the UK! What would they say, I wonder, if she were to question the origin of the pandemic…
Yes, how would they dare to let their actions speak louder than their words? They have to tell!
They have a crush on her, poor darlings.
Well I love it! So there!
“No other god shall three adore
T’were too expensive to have more” Ambrose Bierce “The Devil’s Dictionary”
I would suggest barmaid use this quotation to answer J&M:
“What do YOU care what other people think?” –Arline Feynman
Off topic I know, but – The-Eternal-Wall-Of-Answered-Prayer to be built on green belt land at Birmingham is filling people with disgust.
Mockingbird, a huge Möbius strip as a religious monument? That’s one-sided, literally.
In my view, it is something being proposed without any proper religious feelings at all. I would investigate whether the relatives of those proposing this monument will profit from its construction. I’d bet that’s the reason for it.
Laripu – It is approved, passed, it it going to happen unless it is stopped. It will be a huge, christian landmark. How long will it be before the muslims want one even bigger and who in our spineless government is going to deny them?
Ophelia Benson – don’t we all?
Mockingbird & others: The “Angel of the North”, with its cruciform structure and indeed its name, is referential to christianity, but what is christian (or pertaining to any other religion, for that matter), about a Möbius Strip? Whether or not it will be an eyesore is another matter of opinion altogether.
BTW, I rather like the “Angel of the North”, and have stood at its base (impressive!) as well as viewing it from the motorway. I have not yet seen Scotland’s “Kelpies” directly, but I like pictures of them. I’m not so keen on the “Mermaid” near Cumbernauld.
I had never heard of the Angel of the North before. Thanks, all, for educating me about it. It seems to me to be as much about aviation as about religion. Has anyone considered what might be the effect on it of strong winds? Does the Gateshead area get strong wind? Climate change may bring problems for the structure.
If we can consider the Angel to be about aviation, we can consider the silly wall of prayer to be about mathematics. Or at least an acknowledgement that the belief in the effectiveness of prayer is one-sided.
I think both of these art pieces are better than ugly images of crucifixion. It seems like the only objectionable thing about them is their names. Names can be changed.
How about “Paean to Human Flight” for the Angel, and for the wall, how about “Twisted and Loopy”.
How about “Eternal Wall of Bullshit”.
Green belt land was established to stop housing development in beautiful areas. If those areas are now to be given over to buildings reflecting religious worship, many people would prefer the housing developments. This is a disgusting betrayal, the vast majority of the English population is non-religious.
At least the planned Möbius Strip will be less ridiculous than the “Ark Encounter” in Kentucky, USA, a supposed replica of Noah’s Ark, some 500 feet long and built a few years ago at a cost of around $10million by the creationist organization, Answers in Genesis, run by Ray Comfort.
SOG. It’s still a bit depressing that britains second largest city is erecting a peice of religious promotion art in the 21st century. Spend that feckin monies on improving the infrastucture and research into self driving tech….then no need to stop knobs from crashing due to boredom…
M27 – A good point. Bullshit never sleeps. The church of England’s “Eternal wall of bullshit” is a slap in the face from their 26 UN-ELECTED bishops in the house of lords to the rest of us.
SOG, you’re right, Ark Encounters is thoroughly ridiculous. It is a perfect example of how to profit from a con game. (As is all religion, I guess.) People buy tickets and go there to see models of dinosaurs aboard a structure, that the business claims is like Noah’s Ark. And of course it has a buffet style restaurant with a capacity of 1500, because that’s America, baby!
I wonder how the buffet restaurant is doing during the pandemic? I wonder how they’ll react if the whole exhibit is destroyed by violent weather due to climate change? They’d probably blame homosexuality. Jeez Louise, god has lousy aim.
We need another laugh. Here’s Deven Green, playing “Mrs Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian” explaining biblical marriage: https://youtu.be/OFkeKKszXTw
Son of Glenner, Ark Encounter is about the maximum ridiculousness physically possible. You are mistaken about Ray Comfort. Although he is equally ridiculous and has contributed articles for AIG, he is not in a leadership position there, nor does he operate the Ark thingy. You are probably thinking of Ken Ham.
Chiefy: To me, Ray Comfort and Ken Ham are like Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Tweedledumb?), but thank you for your correction. I must be more careful with my checking.
Tweedle dee and Tweedle Dum were set to have a battle. Coz Tweedle dee said Tweedle dum had spoilt his brand new rattle….Twas then a monstrous crow flew by as large as a tar-barrel…it frightened such our heroes so they quite forgot their quarrel…
If J&M don’t like to have their beliefs questioned, perhaps it would be wiser of them to have beliefs which weren’t QUITE so questionable!
As for the Barmaid? She is a SKEPTIC. Questioning is what she does … along with serving up delicious potables.