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This cartoon illustrates the facts. Whether you believe in the second coming or not... this cartoon is accurate. I remember when I was a teenager being so on fire anticipating the return of Jesus. Seriously, I expected it at any moment. Years passed. Then, I started analyzing the explanations... the biggest one being that"soon" doesn't really mean "soon", because for God a day is 1,000 years and 1,000 years a day. Then, I heard the threats: if you doubt then you are going to be left behind. I put 2 and 2 together and concluded it was a brilliant strategy to scare me...

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Come on. You know it's true!

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Out with the old, in with the new! I'd like to make something clear: I'm not against religion.I'm not against the church.I'm not against its symbols.  But an important part of our growth towards personal autonomy and independence, including spiritual independence, is questioning absolutely every religious expression, belief and practice we've inherited and adopted. Some of us reject them altogether and move on. Some of us hold it all under suspicion, analyze it all, then integrate what's useful and leave behind what isn't. Spiritual independence means courageously choosing how you yourself are going to be *spiritual without fear of what others think or...

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Buy a print of this cartoon in my online nakedpastorstore! I've just shipping out 2 of them to friends in the USA. I wonder where they'll be place? In a lawyer's office? A pastor's study? A church entry? A gay man's workspace? A transgender teen's bedroom wall? I drew this cartoon many months ago and it's been slowly but surely gaining speed.  Not sure why this happens. But I think one reason is because people start getting what the cartoon's actually saying. Some absolutely hate and disagree with it. Others... for example, those who have experienced discrimination, marginalization, and rejection...

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I claim this is undeniably true. Religious authority doesn't want you to know this because it weakens its power.  It's actually very liberating to realize this. Frightening at first. But free at last.

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