Cartoons on religion

Today’s newspaper had not one but two cartoons disparaging religion. The first one touches on a topic that I often raise when I have been invited to be on panels that include representatives from many religions. In such forums, those representatives go strongly into the kumbaya mode, vaguely suggesting that they all believe in the same god and focusing on common elements of morality and ethics that they happen to agree on. Boring!

So if the format allows it, I say that it cannot be that the gods of all the religions are the same because if so, s/he has a cruel sense of humor by ‘revealing’ himself/herself to different groups at different times with different messages in different holy books and throwing in severe prohibitions on heresy and apostasy, thus guaranteeing that conflicts and killing would ensue. Thus at most only one religion can be true so which one is it? This tends to not go down well and there is usually a period of confusion as they try to find the best way of avoiding that discussion and get back to vague generalities. Fun!


  1. Mano Singham says


    That is weird. What browser are you using? Can you try another one and let me know if that too does not work?

  2. gezza says

    @1 If you are using an ad-blocker, that’s likely why you are not seeing the cartoons.

  3. Trickster Goddess says

    If you are accessing FTB using an https connection, it loads the page using the secure connection but most of the images served up by FTB aren’t encrypted, so Firefox blocks this ‘mixed content’ as a security risk. I’ve had this problem for over a year now and while I and others have occasionally mentioned it, the techs running FTB don’t seem to be inclined to fix it.

  4. hyphenman says

    @ Trickster Goddess,

    Thank you! Finally someone tells me something helpful.

    You’ve earned at least half your moniker.


    Jeff Hess
    Have Coffee Will Write

  5. Mano Singham says

    I suggested a long time ago that FtB join the wave and use encryption for its content but it did not go anywhere. Part of the problem is that this site is run on a shoestring budget and anything that is not critical tends to get deferred.

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