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Put Your Hands Together...

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t's actually conceivable that an all-powerful being capable of creating trillions of stars and planets in a single day, not to mention a highly-evolved ecosystem in a mere week, could acknowledge and answer the fervent wishes of a few billion measly humans. However, count your blessings, so to speak, that no such thing is possible or this world as we know it would be chaotic beyond measure.

Yes, I know. Praying for someone's health or for the slot machine to land on the right combination of cherries is harmless, but deep down most people honestly believe that God hears their entreaties and will tip the scales in their favor. What's not so innocent is when they extend these same fantasies to civil law.

But what if prayer really worked. What if everything you asked of God came true?

Only the sports teams with the largest fan-base would win games as their copious prayers would overwhelm the holy appeals of smaller cities.

We'd be able to eat all we wanted yet  never grow fat. Parodixically, there would never be famines even though everyone ate like pigs and bred like rabbits.

No one would ever work yet everything would get done. Economic systems would collapse as money would become inconsequential. Gold would be worthless.

Countries would engage in prayer-based war against their enemies, lobbing endless nuclear-tipped benedictions at their foes, attacks easily fended by phalanxes of highly-trained rabbis, priests, and monks.

Inevitably our planet would be depopulated as every living soul would convert themselves to pure energy in order to traverse the galaxy. The planet, free of human wantoness, would eventually reach equlibrium and all the creatures remaining behind would flourish in a true paradise.

Hey, maybe prayer isn't such a bad thing after all.


I rented a copy of Pixar's "Cars 2" this past weekend. Very pretty to look at but dull as dishwater. No heart at all. It's not going in the permanent collection.

Saturday night, though, made up for a disappointing Friday as Beloved Girlfriend and I delighted to a real 4-star film, "Jesus Christ Superstar" (1973), now available on Netflix. The music, particularly anything sung by the amazing Carl "Judas" Anderson (see below), is truly inspiring. Take it from the atheist, this one's special.



Republican Job Creation Update

john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #105 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(105) 11-7-2011: While the GOP stood around with their thumbs up their rumps the Democrats introduced an unemployment extension bill.

NOTE: As a result of an unexpected wave of enthusiasm the Republican Job Creation update now has its own web site. It will remain on the RP but a web site of its own will raise its visibility on the 'net as we progress towards the critical 2012 elections. And I thank you for your support.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Smearing the Occupy Wall Street movement isn't so easy when Fox's minions debate someone with the facts.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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