La-la, how the life goes on. . .
Sobering is the word I might choose ....
Where's your Like button?
Xavier - I see your point. . .Of course, the sci-fi genre is replete with stories of contact with aliens from 'out there'. I'd never really thought to parse the Incarnation in those terms. Seems to work, tho. . .I've also been impressed by how many of those sci-fi books render their 'aliens' in pretty 'God-like' terms. I get a chuckle, especially from some of the more outspoken 'atheist' types - you can't swallow the idea of God, but aliens that are just like Him are OK. . .Skip - I got a 'Like' button?Seriously, I don't know my way around Blogger nearly as well as some of y'all. I know you can 'Follow' my blog, but I don't know about 'Like'.(isn't the 'Like' button a Facebook/Twitter thing?) (showing my ignorance here again. . .)
Great cartoon! I just finished reading the book, 'Heaven Is For Real' which you might find interesting.
Bijoux - That does look interesting. How long did it take you to stop snickering that the author's name is Burpo? ;)Peter Kreeft has written a couple good books on Heaven, more from a 'philosophical' or 'speculative theological' standpoint. . .
Thanks for the post (seems difficult to call it a cartoon) and the wonderful thought it portrays.Your response to Xavier reminded me of the C. S. Lewis space trilogy. It starts with Out of the Silent Planet.
George - Thanks for stopping by!Out of the Silent Planet is one of my absolute favorite books, just for the picture it paints of a world in harmony according to God's plan.(The book I probaby had most in mind in my comment to Xavier is Carl Sagan's Contact)
Greetings!The 'toon is outstanding. I am impressed how the artist can say so much with so few words.I also like the banter in these comment sections.
This is great... very thought provoking. and, I also am a big fan of Out of the Silent Planet, excellent!Have you read (I assume so, lol) Mere Christianity? If not, do so!
yep, i reckon that question has been answered pretty well.
Craver - Thanks for stopping by! I've seen you a bunch over at Lime's; glad you stopped by here (I've been to your place many times, but haven't gotten around to leaving a comment yet; my bad. . .)I know what you mean; that's one of the things that's really outstanding about this 'toon. . .And come by and banter whenever you like. . .Sailor - I'm a big fan of most anything Lewis ever wrote. . . (One of my sons - I'll leave you to guess which one - has 'Lewis' for his middle name.)Lime - Yep, ah reckon. . . It's a cute way to frame it, tho, isn't it?
Excellent cartoon! And you'll find this hard to believe, but my word veri is "genesis" (misspelled, I know, but still...)
Suldog - Ummmmm. . . as near as I can tell, that's NOT misspelled. . . Unless, you know, you misspelled the misspelling. . .Glad you liked the 'toon, tho. . . ;)(Now, MY WordVer is 'dryods'; which, I hope, doesn't signify that I'm secretly an ancient Celtic pagan. . .)
Thank You Fox!!
I've often wondered about all of the alien/UFO sightings that continue even to this day yet all of our amazing instruments fail to detect. Have I ever told you my sighting story? No? Huh. Now where's that tin-foil done gone to?
G-Man - ???Your comment is too subtle for my meager inferential skillz; who is 'Fox', and why are you thanking him/her here?Xavier - I'm inclined to parse that mostly in terms of Chesterton's aphorism that, "when men leave off believing in God, they don't believe in nothing; they'll believe anything."But. . . tell on, my friend, tell on. . .
Damn, Craig, it WAS spelled correctly! For some reason, I was totally blanking there, thinking there was a "U" involved somehow.
Suldog - You were hankering for a Guinness, no doubt. . .
(*head-slap*)I just got it, G-Man. Fox Mulder was the main character from the TV show, The X-Files, whose catch-phrase I appropriated as my title for this post. . .See, I really don't watch much TV, but some of those 'cultural sound-bites' are just hard to miss. . .Or were you referring to something else? ;)
In the 4 or so years that I worked the Uncle's farm we had 3 'sightings' of unexplained nature. All 3 were similar dimly-lit objects that flew low and slow and silent over the field outside the barn. Rather beautiful they were but remain unexplained. Kinda cool how folks glaze when I mention it. You know, 'cause I'm crazy like that.
So - no, uh, little green men sticking probes up orifices, or anything like that?
Hmm that is very cute! I like the clever take it has on the modern day obsession with life out there.
Yeah, how disappointing was that? :-)
cest - Yeah, it kinda flips things sideways, doesn't it?And thanks for stopping by!Xavier - Better luck next time. . . ;)
smiles...i like the commentary in the comments as well...on what some will or wont believe...cool cartoon...sobering is def the word..
Fox Mulder?The X-Files?His credo was..The Truth Is Out There!That was the Crux of that whole show!!Thanks for visiting...G
Brian - Thanks for stopping by!A while back I did a meme, which asked me to identify one of my posts whose success surprised me. We have a new winner. . .G-Man - Yeah, I did finally figger it out. Sometimes it takes a while for the penny to get all the way to the bottom. . .