Christians Hate Christian Webcomics
Submitted by Joey Manley on July 16, 2006 - 11:38
Hey Xerexes -- how about an issue of Comixpedia devoted to religion in webcomics? There was the recent dust-up about Kurtz's comments about Catholicism on his website, and now this:
Dean Rankine makes Christian webcomics on WCN. From what I can tell, he is very sincere in his efforts, and believes that his work is a ministry. I'm not a Christian, but I like his comics (not enough to convert, but there you go). Maybe I'm more the target audience than actual Christians. Here's what a group of actual Christians had to say on a very popular conservative blog about his comics recently:
I thought I was used to the junk spewed nowadays, but that comic made me physically nauseated.
I cannot understand why anyone would portray our Wonderful Savior in such a way. May God forgive them. How much longer, Lord, will this go on?
My take on viewing this comic was that the author was mocking Christ. I'm pretty surprised by his comment that he was not intending this. I wonder if the author would be OK with depicting another religious leader like this, or his family member or loved one. I believe drawing an Islamic leader like this could get some people angry with you that you really wouldn't want to cross.
I love that last one in particular: these fundamentalist Christians actually seem envious of the terroristic reputation of Islamic fundamentalists!
I'm sure it doesn't matter to Dean, who knows what he does, and why he does it, and can take his own measure of the value of these opinions -- but it just struck me as something to mention (maybe because this furor was responsible for bringing WCN into the top 20,000 of all websites this week, according to Alexa -- apparantly they're poking around on the site more, not just sticking to Dean's comics).