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Tat is a Christian?
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DogBone



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heheh, you bring up an interesting point actually. I was thinking of it from the "he'd be less likely to make as much fun of the religion if he was a believer" camp. But then again, if he's an atheist... making comics involving omnipotent beings would sort of be against his beliefs. Somehow this all feels very 'chicken and egg'-ish.
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JonMiller



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DogBone wrote:
Heheh, you bring up an interesting point actually. I was thinking of it from the "he'd be less likely to make as much fun of the religion if he was a believer" camp. But then again, if he's an atheist... making comics involving omnipotent beings would sort of be against his beliefs. Somehow this all feels very 'chicken and egg'-ish.


I identify with most of Tats statements, including the one he made on Sunday. And I am a Christian.

Maybe Tat somehow has managed to identify with Christians, Atheists, and Agnostics Shocked .

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DogBone



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, if he went into politics instead of creative work. Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really can't see tat as an athiest: he has too much respect for his diety character (yes I know he makes fun of him)
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ak404



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tat might be one of those people who understand that organized religion is no longer, what's the word I'm looking for...?

Oh yeah, relevant.

Terry Pratchett probably said it best:

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Like many professionally religious people...they tended towards unease in the face of the unashamedly spiritual.

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Zeku



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, who cares what he is?

If there is any truth, it will be God himself.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the current Comic puts it to rest.

Eastern religion ftw!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya see now.. and all this time I thought he was Jewish. : (
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Tasset



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'm looking for a comic. It's the one with Crim walking to the hilltop, and he asks God if his creation has dissapointed him. God replies with something insightful and meaningful and if Tat didn't believe in some kind of a God the strip would be meaningless?

Anyone know which one I'm talking about?

Also, whenever God 1 ups the Devil, you'd think an atheist would have a hard time writing that...
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Froggums



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tasset- I don't think you understand what atheism is. Atheists are not anti-God, and don't cheer for the devil... We completely disregard them both because as far as we are concerned, they don't really exist.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MellowFish wrote:
I really can't see tat as an athiest: he has too much respect for his diety character (yes I know he makes fun of him)


you can be an atheist and have respect for the belief in a higher power.
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Tasset



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then why would he have the strip? What point would he be trying to make if he didn't believe in God at all?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xilonen wrote:
MellowFish wrote:
I really can't see tat as an athiest: he has too much respect for his diety character (yes I know he makes fun of him)


you can be an atheist and have respect for the belief in a higher power.


God is not a higher power, he is a diety. You cannot be an athiest if you respect god becuase you then admit he exists. Tat may or may not be an athiest, he might be simply using a character to mock the idea of god, but I dont think this is the case.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tasset wrote:
Then why would he have the strip? What point would he be trying to make if he didn't believe in God at all?


I don't know the reasons Tat has for making any given strip... None of us does. I don't recall the exact strip you've mentioned so I don't have much insight into what he may have been trying to say. Maybe Tat did want to point out something good/right with Christianity, maybe he just thought the line was something his God character would say, maybe he wasn't trying to make a point at all and just came up with a random conversation for the characters involved...
There are any number of possibilities.


What I was getting at with my post was your line about an Atheist having a hard time writing about the God character getting the best of the Devil character.
An Atheist wouldn't be rooting for God or the Devil in real life, because we don't beleive in either of them. In the webcomic context, they are simply fictional characters like any other.
Just because the God character wins doesn't mean an Atheist would have a problem with writing it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the beginning, I've always thought it was obvious that Tat is either an unconventional Christian or, as someone else put it, someone who things organized religions are no longer relavant.
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