August 14th, 2011

Prescription Giraffe Souls

by Wayno & Piraro

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As for these cartoons, let me begin by applauding my good friend and colleague, Cliff Harris, for dreaming up the clever concept above, in which a driver has a prescription windshield. And if I were a less modest man, I’d also applaud myself for achieving this dandy drawing to illustrate it. But I’m not, so I won’t. I’ll leave that to others wiser than I.

 

 

 

 

Speaking of clever colleagues and fleshy hands slapping together, I must also applaud my known associate, Wayno, for the concepts below. I found these two ideas amusing and enjoyed illustrating them. If you do not find them amusing, please direct your complaints to Wayno at his blog: PleaseDon’tBeMeanToMeI’mOnlyTryingToAmuseYou.com

As my regular blog readers know, I’ve long been interested in the human phenomenon of belief in invisible magic people of all kinds. I was raised as a staunch Catholic, later explored fundamentalist Christianity, then free-form spirituality (during which time I was certain there was a god but none of the known religions had it right), then agnosticism (as I defined it; belief that knowledge of a supreme being is unknowable), and eventually rational thought, which can only lead to a certainty that the entire topic is a common delusion of the human mind (commonly known as “atheism.”)

Statistics would show that most of you reading right now believe in some sort of supreme being. Rest assured I am not making fun of you, just having a smile about the various ideas about what happens after life. Myself, I fully expect to close my eyes and cease to exist in any way, exactly like the billions of years that passed before I was born. I realize that most people are uncomfortable with this idea but I find it very reassuring.

For those of you interested in an intellectual approach to pursuit of the truth about this topic, I highly recommend reading “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins. I’ve personally read many dozens of books about theology, religion, and atheism, and this one is quite likely my favorite.

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