I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Eddie, your cartoon is so close to the truth, it hurts.
Haha! That was great!"Slay me now."@TIS: Indeed...
I agree with the Ink Slinger. *sigh*
What did those two fools get someone from the past for?! BAH! BAH, I SAY!Get with the program, knight-boy.
Eddie, It seems we are Back to the Future... How real and how sad! Thanks for being on the cutting edge and addressing something tha too many churches in America are afraid to openly address.I wrangle with emergents and seeker frequently on my blog. The only way some of these people may ever hear the truth is if we tell it to them. Joel won't, Rob won't, Rick will confuse the tar out of them with his half-speak, and so forth...Speak on, Eddie my boy! Write yourself a $7000 check and consider it a gift from all of us! You deserve it.
Nice job, Eddie!
truthinator said:"Speak on, Eddie my boy! Write yourself a $7000 check and consider it a gift from all of us! You deserve it."Thanks Mr.T, I can use the money! I will be flying back to the States for a month or so the latter part of June! I can't wait to walk into a Christian bookstore and breath the smell of fresh pages!
"Pastor Lady Gaga" ? Ouch, it's so true it hurts. I'm with the other guy: "Slay me now."
The only thing better than fresh pages are old pages. I like the smell of an old used bookstore personally. Smells like - victory.
Mike Wright (it rhymes),You and me both, brother. Especially, the old used book stores that have run out of room and pile books high. You can find treasures in those places!
Old book stores are the treasure chests of bibliophiles! :) I wish I could find another sixteen year old who pictures a day doing old book browsing and history research a blissful day…….oh well. :)
@CG: Another 16-year-old who enjoys book browsing and history research? That would be me. Glad to meet a fellow bibliophile. :)
I didn't realize that we had so many "under 18" who read this blog or blog themselves! That's fantabulously stupendous, incredibly sensational and astonishingly stupefying!
@Eddie Eddings: First, I know what you mean about old bookstores. We have one up the road that has so many books they are piled on top of the shelves. Book and book, sweet smelling pages.
@Eddie Eddings: Second, why wouldn't people under eighteen read here? Theology is a very attractive thing.
I've gotten some real winners from library book sales and used book stores.The first and probably best ever was a 150 year old copy of Richard Baxter's "The Saints' Everlasting Rest" for just one dollar!!!!!Then there was the library sale that sold me "The Doctrine of Repentance" by Thomas Watson for around 25 cents, and the used bookstore that was all to willing to part with Augustine's commentary on the Sermon on the Mount. A real gem. I could go on and on, but I won't because I have some reading to do.
Readers who have been home schooled will already have noticed I spelled "too" incorrectly. Just a typo thats all.
Same readers will have noticed the missing apostrophe and comma. I'm just trying for a better ranking on that top 40 comment thingy since I can't think of a way to incorporate thanatophobia into a story.
@THEOparadox: Are you kidding me? 150 year-old Baxter book? for one dollar? My goodness, that's a gem. I saw a George MacDonald book from 1875 once in a used bookstore, but I have yet to find something that good.
Just give me time, this bibliophile is not done hunting yet!
@THEOparadox: Yeah, I'm having the same problem. I hadn't even really heard much about Thanatophobia before.
I bet in 100 years no one will get excited about finding a Rob Bell, Joel Osteen or Rick Warren book in an old bookstore. But Piper's works, now those are going to be considered classics.Of course, if there are still printed books in existence in 100 years it will be a happy miracle.
MacArthur might make it on that treasure list too, I like his stuff. To me, a Leonard Ravenhill book that was one of the original printings is a treasure. I have two reasonably rare ones.
Also, I see what you mean, I can't see someone jumping up and down in excitement for an eBook.
@ Michael Wright - Indeed, it's hard to get excited about a book made of pixels. On the other hand, some of the old theological books that are now available for free on Google Books are worth jumping up and down about. I prefer to print them out so they are easier to read.
I have an eReader, and I love the thing to death, but there is something more about having a printed book in front of you. I get a lot of Puritans free, and I've read a couple of free eBooks off of Desiring God, after that I am reading A. W. Pink's Sovereignty of God and Boettner's Reformed Doctrine of Predestination I got free as an eBook. I have yet to finish Augustine's City of God, though.
@Brother Eddie: "I didn't realize that we had so many "under 18" who read this blog or blog themselves! That's fantabulously stupendous, incredibly sensational and astonishingly stupefying!"By my count, sir, three (technically, one is eightreen) of them are in the top five of your commentators. :-D
Oh, man...I didn't notice that "Lady" (*cough*, *cough*) GaGa was the "pastor" before...Ouch...
Michael Wright wrote:"@Eddie Eddings: Second, why wouldn't people under eighteen read here?"Calvinistic Cartoons is for anyone who can read or control a mouse. I was just struck by the fact that there were so many "young" bloggers who appreciate good theology! (and are excellent writers) Grow older with CC and EE will be happy as a Calvinist with a gold tooth!
"Grow older with CC and EE will be happy as a Calvinist with a gold tooth!"Very nice.
Next pane, Biff turns to Andy and says, "Did you hear that? I think Sir Lancelot is trying to say he's slain in the spirit."
At 15 going on 16, I'm another "under 18" CC reader. I know I don't comment very much, but I read almost every day. Keep up the good work, Eddie! CC is a great blog!
@Eddie Eddings: Sorry, I think my intent on a previous comment on the age of the readers was possibly misunderstood. What I meant was by "why wouldn't people under sixteen want to read here?" was that you make theology very accessible for everyone through your gift of humor. Perhaps to you it is surprising, which is understandable, but from someone on the other side of things, I see why they would, because God is using you to bless others, even the youth. That's where I was unclear. I'm quite glad a lot of young people are taking such an interest in Reformed Theology so early, and I think you may have a good part to do with that for those who are young and read here.Your site and comments to us young people is a great encouragement and a blessing, thank you very much for your ministry.
In above comment I meant "under eighteen." Oops.
Wow! Three sixteen year olds, one 15, and one eighteen. Impressive!
CC attracts Cool Cats (teens and adults alike)!
@Joel: That it does. Let's keep making EE happy as a Calvinist with a gold tooth.