I Read The Whole Bible

This week’s Dustinland is not an attempt to sum up the entire bible in six panels, but you know, it does give you a nice little primer. A lot of people like to pretend they have tried to read the bible but most people get bored within the first 50 pages. You just need to really go for it. Make an effort. I just read a little every night before I went to sleep. Why? Well, I’m not a religious man, but it is a pretty important book. Considering how many people base a good percentage of their decisions on it, it’s kinda nice to understand it a bit better. Take the death penalty. Some people say “oh, well how can you be religious and support the death penalty?!” Well, read the bible. There’s PLENTY of righteous killing going on in there. Overall though, if there was any part of the bible I’d recommend, it would be Proverbs. It’s just pretty mellow. A cool list of knowledge, broken down in little bits. Almost kinda Eastern if you will, but without the crazy puzzles. Good times.

8 responses to “I Read The Whole Bible

  1. still glad you voted for Obama?

    • Still glad I voted for Obama? What the hell does that have to do with anything?

      • Well, I think his Presidency has been a miserable failure, and I knew it would be as such based on analysis of many aspects of Obama’s background, skills and level of corruption (Hey, Rahm Emanuel is now mayor of Chicago. He hasn’t lived there in ages and didn’t even really campaign as he was working as Obama’s Chief of Staff. How’d he get elected so easily? He didn’t even meet the requirements to run!) ]

        See, you as a liberal cannot make an argument based on fact and you attributed racism as the sole salient reason why anyone wouldn’t vote for Obama. His failures make me feel vindicated, and I’m still bitter that you would even dare suggest someone is has a KKK mindset if they didn’t choose a specific political candidate. That’s an affront to the Constitutional Republic – which is what the USA is – where every individual’s vote, opinion and choice matter.

  2. Which Bible? It better be the King’s James Bible! The one TRUE bible. Written in God’s preferred language: English. No it’s just a coincidence that it’s the only language I speak…

    Seriously, put “Letting Go of God” in your netflix que. It’s by Julia Sweeney of SNL fame.
    cut paste
    “she discusses her Catholic upbringing, early religious ideology, and the life events and internal search that led her to believe that the universe can function on its own without a deity to preside over it.”
    Reading the Bible cover to cover was one of the first things that led her to question her faith.

    • R u confusing religion (adherence to an organization) and God? Just one scuba dive on a coral reef and I need a book telling me what to believe.

  3. haha you voted, loser! votin is for mugs

  4. Now you can join R. Crumb in the ranks of cartoonists who have illustrated the Old Testament.

    Fun fact, related to your first panel: You know how some fundie deadbrains maintain that the world is 6,000 years old? That figure came about because about a century ago, some bishop in England sat down with the Bible, counted backward through all the “begats,” and settled on 6,000 or so as the amount of time it would take to do all the begetting.

    • Wow – I did not know that. Well I did know about R Crumb, and I actually was thinking about that when I drew it. His was pretty literal though. And awesome. I mean, he is kinda the man in the world of comics. But nice fun fact there.

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