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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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23 February 2017

Uncommon Commentary #531: Anti-Religious Fanaticism

I hope that I never lose my faith; if I do, though, I hope that I remain respectful of spiritual beliefs, that I recognize the natural need for the supernatural.  The last thing that I want to become is one of those obnoxious militant atheists, who evidently will settle for nothing less than a total ban on public religious expression.

13 February 2017

Uncommon Commentary #530

Tendency to be judgmental (for which word, in most of its appearances of in this u.c., "intolerant" can be substituted) is a problem today, as it has been throughout history, but it is important to understand which behavior qualifies as "judgmental" and which does not.  Distinguishing between right and wrong is not being judgmental.  Reproaching for sin someone who has committed what Scripture calls a sin is not being judgmental; rather, it is relating a judgment that has been made by our divine judge, God.  The worst way to be actually judgmental, but one that is becoming increasingly common, is to behave judgmentally toward those that you call judgmental!