Life From A Different Angle

When I was a supervisor and then a manager in the housekeeping industry I learned to look up. It is well known in cleaning that we tend to see areas that need attention if they are directly in front of our eyes or beneath us. Cleaning professionals rarely look up unless trained to do so. If you do not believe me just go into any restroom and look at the ceiling vents or run your hand across the stall tops or the top of the door. We see life from a bit of a myopic view like horses with blinders on.

Recently Jonathon purchased the book, Flip It Like This by David Hayward who is also known as the Naked Pastor. His cartoons shine a light on the cold and cruel results of many of our religious dogmas.

Many who leave churches suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Much of what churches are requiring of their parishioners or congregants are the fruits of the leadership’s narrow bias and prejudice and fashioning a god after their political and fever dreams of control. The old adage has never been more true than today when the profiteering of the poor Christian is at its zenith; ‘Do as I say…not as I do.’

‘Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’

7 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing great toons! Happy Sunday BJ to you and your family.

    1. Thank you, my friend. Happy Sunday. โ˜บ๏ธ

      1. Most welcome – Garfield Hugs!

  2. Hey, you know what? You’d be the perfect person to run a little moral support for Lorraine, at WP’s Blind Wilderness. This woman (a contemporary of ours) is both wheelchair bound and blind from chemotherapy, and now her facial muscles are collapsing in terrible pain ~ and she’s going through all of it bringing beautiful poetry for all of us!

    She had terrible formative experiences, including a mother who tried to convince her she didn’t deserve to live, and not one but three religious figures who decided to go with molestation instead (!)

    She could really use your brand of warmth and support in her comments…

    Sorry I’ve been paddling too hard to be around much myself… Better times coming, we hope!

    Best regards, Ana

    1. Thank you, my friend. I just started following Blind Wilderness.

      1. That’s so good to hear! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’–

      2. My pleasure, my friend.

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