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GODLESS COMICS seeks to make the world a safer place for people to come out of their skeptical closets.


For years, we’ve been seeing little Christian comic books everywhere—they get handed to you on the street, they’re left at bus-stops, laundromats, schools, etc. These comics, disturbingly designed for children, tell stories about people getting saved by Jesus, or graphically burning in eternal hell-fire if they aren’t converted. They vilify science, promote homophobia and other kinds of intolerance, and endorse an extreme Christian fundamentalist version of reality. So we had the idea of making our own comics to promote the opposite—rational thought, tolerance, and humor.  

Our comics are at times purely satirical and at other times more earnest, but with all of them we strive to challenge dogmas and promote critical thinking. 

We’ve completed two so far and another three are in the final stages of being illustrated. Future comics will poke fun at intelligent design, examine the Bible’s stance on gay rights, question the psychologically damaging effects of teaching children about Hell as a literal place, and explore many other ideas that have been fertile ground for religious dogma and skeptical query.

Written By: Kona Morris
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12 COMMENTS

  1. I have a small collection of the comics that shit heads have handed me over the years.  i also have a little pamphlet in my briefcase called “The Bible Believer’s Handbook of Creation Science”.  This was given to me by a local pastor and it is both terrifying and hilarious.  

  2. Love ‘em! They were clever and funny but I’m not sure in this day and age of free content and perfect reproduction what the point of paying for multiple copies is? Surely if this is going to have legs it’s not on the backs of a few eager people (with no access to photocopiers or printers) willing to hand them out in the street but as an internet meme?

  3. Pdogg: thanks for letting me see how really ugly, but also primitive, a fundi-comic can be. Alas, for young minds, the effect can be damaging. Scientists as villains. Sounds like one of the myths of my 1950s childhood.

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    Pdogg
    Here is a comic on evolution

     http://www.chick.com/reading/t… 

    Wow! Almost a full set of cherry-picked cretinist strawman and scientifically illiterate errors! – Which the gullible demonised cartoon science teacher is presented as eventually accepting!

    Comical for the educated – dangerous nonsense for the young and suggestible!

  5. Love
    the idea! It’s great to see you giving them back a little of their own.

     

    I
    do have a slight request though. Not that I feel qualified to step on anyone’s
    creative toes, but can you lose the vulgarity? If I saw one these
    laying on a park bench, bus seat and so forth, the language alone would cause
    me to snatch it from my young grandson’s hand and throw it away. I think
    the same will be true for the religious AND it gives them another reason to ban
    it from their kids. I think you can show real-life examples without the need
    for cuss words.

  6. Really funny, reeally apt, but if you really want it to be for children, and it should be, I think you’d have to take holysmokes advice and remove all the swearwords. It removes very little, about five or six words and one good joke about a boner, and doesn’t change anything at all about the message. Otherwise you give parents the perfect excuse to take it away, and you ensure it will be taken away even by parents who agree with the message and think it useful for their kids. Plus you’d stop it being allowed in schools.

    We showed a brilliant poem by Tim Minchin about homeopathy and other stupid woo stuff to one of our teachers. He said he’d love to show it to his KS4 how science works kids but two or three swearwords meant he couldn’t.

    Though that depends whether you really want it to be for children or not, or in schools? I think it should be.

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