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John Lennon’s “Imagine” Made Into A Comic Strip

Easily the best comic strip ever made. (◕‿◕)✿

By John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley

By John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley

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Focus, Jesus!

Holy Grilled Cheeses!

Snark aside, I don’t think Jesus’ deeds, if he ever existed, are worthy of any admiration or gratitude. Jesus wasted his alleged omnipotence on some petty display of supernatural power.

Instead of bringing mankind a cure for cancer, he turned water into wine. Instead of ending world hunger, he fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish. Instead of making everyone’s vision perfect, he used mud to cure a few people’s blindness.

What an incredible waste of alleged love and unlimited power.

How about using the resources available in the whole universe and solving some real problems on the Goldilocks planet? Focus, Jesus!

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So, surely you’re agnostic?

That’s the reply I got to this tweet:

Sigh…

Because it does not matter how many times people explain this, or how many blogs have this topic somewhere featured, there’s always room for another Atheism vs. Agnosticism explanation. Hopefully one of these will, at some point, stick with you!

If you ask me about my religion, I will say: “None, I am an atheist.” But I won’t tell you that I’m also a Skeptic, a Humanist — a Secular Humanist, a Freethinker, a Rationalist, an Egalitarian, and also an Agnostic.

The misconception is unbelievably widespread and I have addressed it before, more than once, in different contexts and mediums. Atheism and Agnosticism are not mutually exclusive.

Let me break it down for you:

Atheism is about (lack of) belief.

Atheists The existence a god (any deity) is improbable, atheists find no reason to *believe* a god exists.

Agnosticism is about knowledge.

Agnostics: The existence or non-existence of god (or any deity) is unknown and possibly unknowable.

So in this sense we are all agnostics, because nobody can prove (yet?) the existence or nonexistence of a god, therefore nobody can *know* for sure. That, technically, makes you, by definition, an Agnostic. That’s how we get Agnostic Atheism and Agnostic Theism.

Now, if you consider yourself an agnostic, that means (to me, anyway) that your belief in the existence of a god is, to say the least, very weak so, you’re almost an atheist in my book. (◕‿~)✿

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