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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 13, 2019 07:52AM

Boy, did the shinola hit the fan on this one.

I get it. Two sacred mythological characters get whacked in the same cartoon:

https://ffrf.org/uploads/images/santaposter.jpg

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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: October 13, 2019 08:34AM

If I choose to worship a fictional character this Christmas, I’ll definitely choose Santa over God.

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Posted by: Grand Central ( )
Date: October 14, 2019 07:23AM

CrispingPin Wrote:
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> If I choose to worship a fictional character this
> Christmas, I’ll definitely choose Santa over
> God.

Santa represents everything wrong with post-Christian Christmas. Greed, gluttony, thinking the only way you can please people is through gifts that they probably don't want... That and getting completely wasted at the office party, and waking up with more than a hangover.

It is no wonder so many marriages fail at Christmas and depression affect so many. I don't mean religious people.

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Posted by: Grand Central ( )
Date: October 14, 2019 07:24AM

It's grammatically incorrect.

"Yes Virginia" makes no sense. It should read "No Virginia".

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: October 14, 2019 09:33PM

Virginia: "Is it true there is no God?"

Benson: "Yes, Virginia, there is no God."

There is nothing wrong with that sentence.

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Posted by: Grand Central ( )
Date: October 15, 2019 07:08AM

Lot's Wife Wrote:
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> Virginia: "Is it true there is no God?"
>
> Benson: "Yes, Virginia, there is no God."
>
> There is nothing wrong with that sentence.

"No, Virginia, there is no God," makes far more sense.

I took the question to be "is there a God?"

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: October 15, 2019 12:08PM

Apparently not.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 18, 2019 01:23PM

Is it true?

No, it isn't. Makes perfect sense to doubly negative people.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2019 01:24PM by Elder Berry.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: October 18, 2019 01:40PM

It took me a moment to see what you did there!

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Posted by: Bicentennial Ex ( )
Date: October 19, 2019 09:41PM

And,

"Yes we have no bananas..."

Learned that one about age 5 or 6. Maybe it's from
Vaudeville. Someone else can do a we search.

BcE

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Posted by: Richard Foxe ( )
Date: October 20, 2019 06:35PM

Answering a negative question ("Don't you...?) with a Yes is usually foreigner English. In either case, though, you need a follow-up sentence restating your meaning (No, I don't / Yes, I do).

The problem here is that "Virginia" did not ask a negative question. The 1897 editorial from which the phrase comes was "Is There a Santa Claus?" and that's what 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote in her letter to The Sun (NYC).

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Posted by: cricket ( )
Date: October 13, 2019 08:59AM

Of late I've become more of "hit and run" person here at RfM so I was happy to see you posting again. Does it appear that your excellent cartooning and lampooning is online with Freedom From Religion? Any other sites displaying your creativity?

BTW - The "Yes Virginia" is a classic double whack attack!

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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: October 13, 2019 10:03AM

:)

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Posted by: Susan I/S ( )
Date: October 14, 2019 10:57PM

Only 3 edits Benson ;)

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 15, 2019 07:30PM

That’s because I was adding them one at a time.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 18, 2019 01:26PM

Do you use an eraser when sketching?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2019 01:26PM by Elder Berry.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: October 18, 2019 01:40PM

No



Edited 23 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2019 01:43PM by Lot's Wife.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 18, 2019 03:19PM

LOL! Love it!!!!

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Posted by: MexMom ( )
Date: October 14, 2019 12:14AM

Wow Steve! Just so amazing!
The art, the wit, just spectacular!

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Posted by: forestpal (lurking) ( )
Date: October 14, 2019 02:41AM

Thank you for the links; we miss you around here!

I love your cartoons. >^..^<

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Posted by: catnip ( )
Date: October 15, 2019 02:00AM

Thanks for stopping by, steve! The place just isn't the same when you're not around.

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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: October 18, 2019 11:43AM

thx OPie ~


thx for posting these mspaint drawings to RfM ~


thx again ~



thx OPie ~

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 21, 2019 03:23PM

Mr. Benson. Could you draw a Godziller? I'd love to see that.

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