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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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25 April 2012

Uncommon Commentary #258: Divorced from Truth

People seem to think that if divorce is wrong, it is so only for Roman Catholics; God Himself, however, during His incarnation, told us that divorce is not permissible under any circumstances except adultery, and that whoever marries a person whose ex-spouse is still living commits adultery. (Sources including St. Augustine have regarded His words as meaning merely that someone with an unfaithful spouse may "put away", i.e., separate from, but not actually end the marriage to, that spouse.)  I know many devout Christians who have been divorced for reasons other than infidelity, and I know of many others, e.g., the late President Reagan; I hope that God mercifully grants them a place in Heaven despite their marital status, but the decision does lie with Him, whose wisdom far surpasses ours.