May 24, 2011

Dragons on a Campout

Filed under: Comics,Jellyfish In Armour,Sketch — Screenhog @ 7:06 pm

So, I had this weird idea, and I just had to draw it… but now I need your opinion. Should I turn it into a Jellyfish in Armour comic?

The fire-breathing dragon campouts just weren't complete without a marshmallow-breathing dragon nearby.

May 21, 2011

End?

Filed under: Christianity — Screenhog @ 3:25 pm

The End Is Near... The Friend is Christ It’s rare that I comment on current events, but there’s been a lot of talk lately about the end of the world and something Christians call “the Rapture”.

The Rapture, overly simplified, is when Jesus comes and takes his followers away, and to according to pastor Harold Camping, it was supposed to be today.

Of course, he also predicted it to happen 1994, and he’s not the only one to make a claim like this. The year 2000 was a pretty big deal for Rapture-watchers, what with all the hype over Y2K. In 1988, there was a now-infamous book entitled “88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988″. Going back further, it seems there hasn’t been a century since the resurrection of Jesus when someone hasn’t made a claim to a specific date of his return.

It goes without saying that they were all wrong, and while I have no record of this, I have no doubt that they were all laughed at as well.

I am not laughing at Harold Camping, and I have no desire to judge him. All right, I have some desire to judge him… but God instructed me, and all Christians, not to. God’s instruction is to “Love your neighbor”, and he is my neighbor.

Here’s what else I know:

  • I’m supposed to keep watch for when Jesus does come.
  • No one knows the day or hour that will happen.
  • For my life on this earth, I am supposed to live like Jesus would want. (I’m still working on that one.)
  • I’m supposed to avoid false prophecy.

Those things, I believe, would be good for everyone to remember. After all, December 2012 is just around the corner. If Jesus doesn’t come before then, you know there will be more than a few people expecting that he’s paying attention to the last days of the Mayan calendar, and this will start all over again.

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