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Strip 7/17: Does the church want you stupid? Absolutely!
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Zorlond



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:45 am    Post subject: Strip 7/17: Does the church want you stupid? Absolutely! Reply with quote

After all, stupid people are far easier to yank around and tend not to wander... :/

However, one should always note the vast differences between church (mortal) and deity (divine)...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's link

I think it's great.

Certain groups of people thrive on repressing information by portraying knowledge as evil. They are afraid of the repercussions of an educated populace.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that, my friends, is why I love Sinfest.
Tat is back. Oh yeah.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowledge is power . Power corrupts . Study hard , be evil .
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me like Tat has alot of issues with religion
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WheelsOfConfusion



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because we all know that Seymour is representative of religion instead of loony fanboys.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well religion and loony fanboys
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idlethought wrote:
Seems to me like Tat has alot of issues with religion
Heh. What you said.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

somehow I liked the strip better when it didn't had all this anti-church stuff so strong in it.... when it was simply designed to be funny....

I don't know... I hate political\religious\etc stuff I guess...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not think Tat has issues with religion, at least no more or larger issues than most reasonable people should have.

The last few strips lambasted religious leaders who demand payment from their flocks in exchange for a bill of salvation. I think we would have a near-consensus that such practices are bad.

This strip mocks people who deliberately choose ignorance. For Seymour this is because his zeal blinds and deafens him, but it applies to non-religious people as well.

In both cases, it is clear Tat has problems with specific kinds of people who are often linked with religion, not with religion itself. I think his very respectful and often insightful treatment of the God character makes this quite clear.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think tat reads the forums for ideas...cuz didnt we say something about knowledge being something special or whatever in one of these threads or something?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seymore is meant to ridicule the hypocricy, corruption and general faults of what we see in religion. The comic is not saying that religion is corrupted, it is saying that people (and the devil for that matter) are corrupt and take advantage of religion for their own benefit and glory, or are just too obsessed and criticaly zealous to see what's really supposed to be done (Seymore)
It is these guys who twist things to their own liking or abuse their power, disregarding the truth of faith; which makes God's way look really bad to everyone who sees it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Tatsuya's against religion. Two of his coolest characters are deities. I think Tatsuya does not like all the dogma... In which case, I strongly agree with him. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WANT SOME KNOWLEDGE!?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO!
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