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animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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34 Responses to 574

  1. HAHAHAHA it’s a dog eat dog world climbing that church ladder…fortune favours the ones with the weapons to stab others in the back

  2. clare says:

    oh dear. it is so sad when Christianity becomes about gaining permission to be obnoxious towards others. As if that is what God seeks – to have people bullied into the kingdom.

  3. Forrest says:

    Something to note here:
    What
    1. God transforms people into
    and
    2. What you’re transforming into
    might
    3. Be rather different

  4. Robb says:

    Good point Forrest

  5. Ah, those right-wing Evango-fundies…

  6. Linus says:

    Ah, those left wing Libero-fundies…

  7. Schmikey says:

    not so many comments today. clearly who’s lovin’ who is a bigger issue than satan’s misguidance…

  8. Robb says:

    Those middle of the road fundies….

  9. Chris F says:

    A tree is known by the fruit it bears – if the fruit looks and tastes devilishly awful, I guess any claimed transformation may not have happened yet

  10. Robb says:

    Jesus wants spiritual fruits not religious nuts!

  11. Caroline Too says:

    trouble is… that sometimes, despite how God’s transforming me…

    a little ol’ wolf me slips out in a thoroughly unpleasant way.

    the problem being, of course, that it sometimes it slips out wearing christianish-words’ sheep’s clothing.

    I can only imagine the trouble that my friends have in working out which one’s which. :roll:

  12. jonbirch says:

    me too caroline too. nice emoticon… i’d do one like that if knew how to. :-)

    forrest… you ain’t wrong! :-)

    oh yes schmikey, sex sells alright! :-) :-(

    chris f… or they’ve changed into one of robb’s ‘religious nuts’ perhaps? :-)

  13. clare says:

    this cartoon reminds me of the sad story of a friend of ours, who in ‘finding god’ apparently lost his marbles…turned against all those he loved and broke up his marriage and his family. Throughout it all he remained convinced it was what God wanted to happen in his life. We don’t see him anymore. :-(

  14. sarah says:

    People can transform into what they want some choices are wiser than others…

    Sarah

  15. James says:

    It’s very sad what becoming a Christian can transform some people into. Some people really seem to grab the wrong end of the stick. What is even more sad is that it is the few that get the wrong end of the stick that the rest of us are judged to be like.

  16. jody says:

    sometimes it’s difficult to tell who are the people who I just plain don’t like, and who are those who I consider more dangerous (AND i don’t like….)

    (btw jon if you roll ur mouse over the emoticon it tells u how to do it – i’ve learnt loads from ur site doing that! :-) caroline’s is semi-colon ‘roll’ semicolon :roll: see s’easy…..)

  17. James says:

    hmm I siad the few that get the wrong end of the stick.

    I think we all do, at least sometimes, on somethings. Out opinions and beliefs change over time so we must all get the wrong end of the stick.

    I think the main thing is love, if you are genuenly loveing towards God and your neighbour, whoever they maybe whatever they may or may not be then you are getting somewhere.

  18. Linus says:

    “I think the main thing is love”

    Brother, you are not far from the kingdom of God*. Not my words.

    *which is more than can be said of me sometimes.

  19. Dorian says:

    It’s kind of scary that in Christianity, which encourages and exhorts people to discernment, some people just pass it right by and don’t have the ability or the desire to discern danger when it’s right in front of their face. It kind of reminds me of some of the stories from emotionally overhyped revivals of past centuries. Sometimes men would go to them just to prey on the emotionally over loaded young women.

  20. Linus says:

    Have read back.

    clare: so sad =[

    sarah: Really!? I can’t seem to transform into what i want, however hard i try. might as well be trying to move paperclips by the power of prayer. let me know how its done please.

  21. drew says:

    The problem with transformers is that they are ‘robots in disguise.’

  22. sarah says:

    Hey Linus.

    It was my reaction to the cartoon, what I meant was people have a choice and yes people do, maybe `change,` is a better word, change bad or good. If it’s good it’s God at work if it’s bad…it ain’t!

    I can’t transform into what I want either without the help of God.

    Sas :-)

  23. Linus says:

    that’s cool dude =]

    agreed, people have a choice. agreed God does the transforming. I am a calviminianist. Next!

  24. ED... says:

    Good cartoon today, thanks.

  25. subo says:

    how come I missed this one, it’s really cool

  26. Laura says:

    What if the guy really IS a christian. and what if the guy really is being turned into what God wants him to be turned into and it’s something good…and the only reason he looks like a devil to us in this cartoon is that we’re seeing him through HER eyes and she’s the one that’s “wacked”??? She doesn’t like what he’s being turned into so she automatically sees it as “evil” even though God may not?

  27. James says:

    oooh good point, really didn’t think of it that way.

    Wow. Ok so how does anybody know which is God and which is not. Because either way the guy is going to believe that it is God transforming him, and either way she believes that it is not.

  28. jonbirch says:

    hmmmmm… thoughtful stuff.

  29. janetp says:

    Hi everyone. Bit late joining this discussion.

    James (27): I guess the problem is that none of us can be sure where the dividing line is because we are all prone to prejudice, ignorance, wilfulness, delusion etc, etc and often it may well be the case that (as Laura suggests in 26) what we see as evil is in fact the product of this. All we can do, I think, is use the brains, intuition, experience and loving attitude God gave (and is giving), use the Bible and other Christian wisdom and pray for whatever might or might not be missing from the mix. To me, that’s what discernment is all about.

    Jody (16): You star! I had no idea it was that easy and had been wondering how people got some of the really cool emoticons. :)

  30. Linus says:

    “you shall know them by their fruit”

    “the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control.”

    some of which come more easily to me than others. hmmm.

  31. Carole says:

    When people first find their faith/embrace Christianity they often go through a bit of a zealot phase. Give them two or three years and normally they’ve calmed down a bit…

  32. jonbirch says:

    how true is that?!!! rhetorical question of course. :-)

  33. sarah says:

    Yeah but eventually they come back to some of that fire it’s just wrapped up with lots of love and maturity.

    Sas x

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