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By danmoriarty, May 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm Link to this comment
Weird to see Mr. Fish’s appropriately biting Norman Rockwell-riffing illustration to Chris Hedges’ piece on anti-Muslim hatred, and then see this, which basically does the same thing to Christianity that the Hedges piece denounces when it’s done to Islam. There are Muslims who promote terrorism. The problem is that racists, hawks, and others use this to paint all of Islam as a violent, threatening institution. There are also Christians who promote violence, or simply spread fear, guilt, etc., but it is equally wrong to use this fact to equate the figure of Jesus or the entirety of Christianity with intimidation and fearmongering.
I’m a Catholic, but if I created a copy of Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With” depicting Ruby Bridges as a little Catholic school girl and put the word “mackerelsnapper” on the wall above her, I am guessing Mr. Fish would dismiss me as an alarmist with a rather ridiculous victim mentality. He might be right, inasmuch as Christians are not being persecuted to the degree Muslims are in the U.S. today. But I hope he would also agree that intolerance and prejudice are a problem not of degree but of kind. I find it hard to believe Mr. Fish doesn’t know Christians who are critical thinkers and find freedom in their faith. To imply that Jesus’ followers are universally otherwise is intentionally misleading. Sad to see from a cartoonist who is usually about telling hard truths.
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By Maani, April 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment
LOL! And yes, I have been aware of your efforts re Britt. Bravo! As for the Pope, don’t follow him much (not being a Catholic), so for all I know he could still be at it. LOL.
By Leefeller, April 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm Link to this comment
Hey Manni! I have been embellishing on Britts 14 Points of Fascism, thanks for the heads up. Have not seen any posts from Mannie the Peace monger lately!
I missed the Popes Easter address,... is it over?
By Maani, April 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment
Yet another theologically bereft cartoon from the fishmonger. Over 90% of what Jesus said was about love, peace, forgiveness, compassion, humility, honesty, patience, charity, selflessness, service, justice and truth. On only a handful of occasions did He speak of hell or damnation - and even these comments were targeted mostly toward the hypocrites within the ranks of the Temple Priests, scribes, pharisees, etc.
Given the cartoonist’s almost pathological need to deride, denigrate and insult Christians, it is embarrassing to note that one of the symbols of Jesus is…the fish.
By glider, April 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm Link to this comment
“Mr. Fish seems to relish thinking God is hate, not
Actually, the cartoon clearly acknowledges both the carrot and the stick part of your “religion”.
By Leefeller, April 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm Link to this comment
I always get my fantasy stories mixed up, I thought the rabbit was always late and had a watch? Glad some other folks set the story right.
By Nelson M, April 26, 2011 at 11:14 am Link to this comment
Mr.Fish is obviously delusional and doesn’t know the first thing about Jesus and the truth of His message.
By thethirdman, April 26, 2011 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
Where did barb’s comment go? Truthdig is acting kind of fishy these days…
By chip, April 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment
Hey barb and aaron
Why are you guys wasting your time looking at cartoons?
I hear Trump needs help finding a birth certificate.
I think obama is probably a space alien sent from planet “wall street”.
By chip, April 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment
I wonder if Jesus gets 1/4 percent interest on his savings like the rest of us do?
Maybe he should buy gold.
By Barb, April 25, 2011 at 10:54 am Link to this comment
By Aaron Ortiz, April 25, 2011 at 7:49 am Link to this comment
Mr. Fish seems to relish thinking God is hate, not
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