Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Patrick Chappatte is a Pakistani-born Swiss-Lebanese political cartoonist. After the Charlie Hebdo and November attacks in Paris, Chappatte was turned to for some political "humor." You can say a lot in a small amount of space.
Back in 2010, Patrick gave a TED talk about political cartoons.
You can find an archive of Patrick's work here, and you can now find his work regularly in the New York Times.
When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obliged to call for help of the civil power, 'tis a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.
Do you tell me that the Bible is against our rights? Then I say that our claims do not rest upon a book written no one knows when, or by whom. Do you tell me what Paul or Peter says on the subject? Then again I reply that our claims do not rest on the opinions of any one, not even on those of Paul and Peter ... Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human to rights, are nothing but dead letters.
We owe a faith to the world and to ourselves. We owe a grace and gratitude to things that have brought us here. But I think it's a very important to say, 'Well, for everything, God has a plan.' That's like an excuse. Maybe the real faithful act is to commit to something, to take action, as opposed to saying, 'Well, everything is in the hand of God.'"