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For the liberal gay atheist in all of us. New comics each weekday at 12:01 AM.
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I was once a Evangelical Christian. I did the whole laying on of hands, speaking in tongues and general spouting of hate. Of course I didn't realize that is what I was doing. I thought what I was doing was spreading love. I consider myself blessed that I was able to break free of the bondage of religion and can now express my true self.
A great man once said, "You must be the change that you want to see in the world." I hope to change every day.
Anyway, you're right, Michael, about how I need to read more of your comic. I skipped ahead to the newer stuff instead of the stuff further into the archive I was perusing. I like the tone here much better.
I agree with a lot here on this page and like how they're having a peaceful conversation and being open minded with one another. In real life this doesn't always happen, but it's nice when it does.
Panel 2 - This is great stuff! This is how every minister or pastor or etc should approach their ministry.
Panel 3 - "The student that believes every word of his teacher is but a fool." Really good words! I had a teacher at Bible college that taught us this. It was one of the things that helped me to start thinking for myself instead of letting others think for me. People need to remember that their preacher/teacher/minister is a fallible human being like themselves.
Panel 1 - I think that is a common misunderstanding of praying out loud, although I agree with the desire to pray silently. The religious leaders of that time would loudly pray on a busy street corner for the sole purpose of making people think they were godly/better than them and attracting attention - Jesus wants us not to do this as this is not why we pray (it's a good principle for everything we do). It's possible Jesus himself prayed out loud in public according to verses like Mark 8:6 (though this could have been silent), but I think most of the examples from Scripture show Jesus getting off by himself to pray as his time with his Father was very important and intimate to him. So, I'm definitely all for praying silently. I however admit I like to pray out loud *in private* or with very close friends who are Christians. Whenever my girl and I are out in public, for example, and we want to pray before eating we consider who is with us or/and keep our voices down as not to disturb other customers. Standing up and praying loudly in the middle of Olive Garden so everyone is forced to hear you isn't really cool.