…and it’s going to be ugly.
In the US in the late ’60s, there was a tremendous tide of psychedelic music that initiated an official assault on Judeo-Christian values. Empowered by drugs and under the dual guise of freedom and exploration, bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones began to write songs and feature album art which contained both overt and covert references to illegal substances and occult texts and practices. (You can see such an example of the latter for yourself by picking up a Zeppelin III vinyl record and looking at the core matrix of the vinyl. Find out what’s written there.)
It was also around that time, fostered by an atmosphere wherein all manner of experimentation was the norm, that concept albums also appeared. One such album — a double album no less — was “Trout Mask Replica” by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, hailed even today as an avant-garde musical masterpiece unlike anything before or after it. (So much so that it was inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2010.) With its legendary and enigmatic frontman, Don Van Vliet (known as “Captain Beefheart” in the music world), and young, oddly named and oddly dressed band members, famed producer, composer, musical genius Frank Zappa set out to provide the environment where the Captain’s creativity could flow unhindered (though not without invaluable assistance).
NoApologiesAllowed recently teamed up with the great guys over at Graphically Christian! They’ve got a fine assortment of Web comics, reviews, news, and more.
Check ’em out here:
I also wanted to publicly thank them for both this wonderful opportunity and for letting me redesign their logo. Thanks guys!
Download the first NAA web comic for free here (all the cool apologists are doing it):
“Roy Moore vs Chris Cuomo in CNN Explosive Interview over Gay Marriage”
If there’s one thing the pro-homosexual lobby hates more than a Christian it’s an informed one. After you see Chief Justice brilliantly and cooly defend his actions, you’ll understand why major US media outlets have a list of people that are never to be invited on the air. (They won’t enable them to paint Christianity as a weak, out-dated religion.)
Mr. Cuomo, though obviously intelligent and generally respectful, at times ended up sounding like a spoiled child who didn’t get his way. He probably won’t make the same mistake of inviting Chief Justice Roy Moore on again.
Chief Justice Roy Moore, my hat is off to you!
After reading Luis Palau’s book A Friendly Dialogue Between an Atheist and a Christian, I wrote to him asking why the elephant in the room was nowhere to be found in its pages (Mao Zedong and the 50+ millions who died from policies and actions as the outgrowth of his atheism). He responded that once the manuscript had been finished, that Zhao Qizheng et al. had the final edit and the final say.
As often happens with atheism, modern atheists like to give a nice, friendly, carefully edited picture of what atheism is. Find someone, like any of the characters in this image, and they’ll immediately say such a person is “not of their denomination” or that atheism had nothing to do with their actions.
Well, beliefs do have consequences. Readers, you can judge whether or not these evil men acted in accord with their atheism or in rebellion to it…
Joshua / NAA
PS – This image was a public meme. I didn’t make it and I’m not sure who did. Otherwise, proper credit would be listed here.
Who knew religious cartoons would be the talk of the world?
Speaking as a cartoonist who draws cartoons with religious themes and with a bit of humor, I must say that I value the art of satire. (I didn’t say I have mastered it.) But there’s a difference between using sarcasm to make legitimate criticisms of something and then using it to just upset people. When you’re drawing cartoons that are intentional inflammatory (almost racist), then you’ve stopped making any points and just started doodling for the wrong reasons.
I’m an artist. I work in the world of religious cartoons. Sometimes sarcastic religious cartoons. I don’t do anything obscene or intentionally offensive, yet I still try to make valid criticisms of religions, religious doctrines, and/or religious founders, albeit with a dash of twisted humor. Indeed, cartoons are still powerful tools of social commentary and sugar makes the medicine go down easier. And there’s nothing quite like cartoons to bring out the double standard that the media operates under. The sometimes obscene and intentionally offensive images drawn by the French cartoonists are being censored in news articles featuring photos of the slain cartoonists holding the images that caused their death.
The odd thing is: Sarcastic or obscene images and movies of Jesus are often paraded across the television and praised the media at any time.
Often critics define “religion” (however they define it) and, more specifically, “Christianity” as “a crutch”.
I, for one, welcome the metaphor! Define religion how you must for your rhetorical point, I say. We need only remind them that when their rant is done, they should be sure to be nice boys or girls and listen in turn.
Central to Christianity is the cross of Jesus. Literally, it was arguably the most painful and humiliating method of execution ever invented by the evil minds of men. Read the rest of this entry »