Greetings, Mr. Apostate! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Yeah mon, the way town has become Babyloni at night and thet call themselves Christian. STX needs a huge paradigm switch to make young men become responsible for there existence. It will start with the parents and education.
I guess the prays didn't work. I think they should have followed the immortal words of Daniel Dennet who while lying sick had this to say about his friends and well wishers:
"But I am not joking when I say that I have had to forgive my friends who said that they were praying for me. I have resisted the temptation to respond "Thanks, I appreciate it, but did you also sacrifice a goat?" I feel about this the same way I would feel if one of them said "I just paid a voodoo doctor to cast a spell for your health." What a gullible waste of money that could have been spent on more important projects! Don't expect me to be grateful, or even indifferent. I do appreciate the affection and generosity of spirit that motivated you, but wish you had found a more reasonable way of expressing it."
So I respond in kind maybe the question should have been asked of Thompson's prayer teams, "....did you also sacrifice a goat". Maybe they found an equal ineffective way to express their sympathies.
Thanks for your compliment on the stoner JC., Mr A. Actually that caption was a bit verbose. just the last line would have been enough, as the picture tells the story. I thought about 'I'm gonna stick around down here and get stoned with Stephen!' Naah, my lines are already corny enough. lol. Btw, nice to see you using Herge, one of my all time favs, along with Carl Barks. Stay tuned.
Encouragement from my idol - made my day. I'm still pretty amateurish at this, but I'll get better. I just added a couple of works by Caracci. Not in your league though. How on earth do you get that perfectly matching hand-done lettering on your four-color parodies? Trade secret?
Thanks for prompt response, Apostate. You inspired me to contribute to the humor blog with a clumsy attempt at revising a masterpiece from the great Italian Renaissance painter, Michelangelo Carravaggio. My theory is he was a closet atheist- those guys didn't have much of a choice. First time to try this - hope it works. I've got a long way to go to repay my debt of laughs to you, though.
Mr A, I'm a recent Nexus recruit, visited 'Atheist humor' blog 1st time tonight. I gotta say your 4-color-comic captions are among the funniest I've ever seen. The nun explaining miracles takes the cake. As I write I'm falling off the chair watching your slide show. O humorous one, I am not worthy ...