Monday, December 15, 2008

Funny Pictures

I've been doing things like reading and arguing with fools all day, so here are a couple of funny pictures I saw today. The first is from Unreasonable Faith:

It all seems pretty convincing until you start to think about the contrasts. As PZ Myers observes:

The differences are obvious. If you're good, Santa brings you toys every year, and if you're bad, you get a lump of coal. Jesus, on the other hand, offers nothing but vague promises that will only be redeemed after you're dead, and neither alternative (hovering about in the clouds with a harp vs. crackling fiercely in a hellish fire) sound particularly attractive.

Comparison Shopping

I should add that Santa hasn't ever asked anyone to sacrifice his child, then said "Just kidding. Boy, I had you going there, didn't I?", nor has he ever said it was OK to commit genocide. I'm pretty sure that's lump of coal territory for Mr. Claus.

If it ever comes down to a choice, I think Santa has a lot better chance of being the household god of Casa Cujo than the other one does.

Meanwhile, someone seems to believe that cats don't like vegetables. As many cats as I've lived with over the years, I can tell you that's not true. So can this guy, this guy, and this one. Dogs like them, too. You see, the truth is that nothing's good enough for cats:

When you get right down to it, cats are the most human, and the least Santa-like, of quadrupeds.


Wayne said...

Did you know the god of Capitalism and excessive wealth, Santa is an anagram of Satan. That's some joke hey! The big department stores pulled a funny one on humanity. Let the big red devil bounce your kids on his knee while you shop and line the pockets of Mr. and Mrs. Satan Claws all you good Christians. It's right up there with Nailing a nice guy to a cross and making everybody worship the image. WWW

FunPhotoBox said...

it is funny :-)