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Religious intolerance, violence etc.

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We noticed a "tell it like it is" comic strip just before 2006 Christmas in our local (Kingston ON Canada) paper. It seemed to sum up the idiocy of religiously-motivated intolerance and violence. We have copied the text below. We hope to add the contents of future comic strips as we find them.

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Non Sequitur by Wiley for 2006-DEC-16:

The comic strip involves a conversation between a boy and his horse. That may sound like a very unusual occurrence; however a similar conversation is recorded in the Bible in Numbers 22:22-23 between Balaam and his donkey.

Horse: "Um ... You lost me there. Explain that again?
Boy: "OK ... One group of followers willingly sacrifice themselves to blow up people who follow a different religion."

H: "Yessa. You can't get more fanatical than that, eh?"
B: "Well ... The other group of followers are willing to commit all of their resources to launching overwhelming military strikes in retaliation."

H: "And how about the third group of followers?"
B: "They're willing to blow up the entire planet."

H: "Oh. And why are they all doing this to each other?
B: To prove which one is the true religion of peace.

H: I'll never understand how you guys made it to the top of the food chain."
B: "Well, they don't call it blind faith for nothin'."

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Originally written: 2006-DEC-16
Latest update: 2006-DEC-16
Author: B.A. Robinson

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