I love Scott Kurtz

Today’s (yesterday’s) strip is hilarious, but the rant is what really got me. I hope he doesn’t delete it. Here it is, regardless:

God appeared to me in a dream…told me I’m hilarious
Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Contrary to what some might think, I’m not a godless man. I’m really not. I believe in a higher power and I hope to become one with the intelligence that created the universe someday. I tend to be critical and guarded about organized religion because, in my opinion, the bad aspects outweigh the good. Well… “critical and guarded” may be inaccurate…I’m actually quite cynical about the whole mess.

To me, God is pure and religion is flawed. God is born into us. Take any person; remove all outside influence and that person will ultimately seek a higher power, a reason for existence. People will always try to find god. Not everyone comes to the same conclusion, however, and it bothers me that religion tends to punish those who come to a conclusion that conflicts with dogma.

Anyway, I’m telling you all this because I used the word “Christ” in Monday’s strip and a very small number of you are very upset about it. Apparently by taking their lord’s name in vain, I’ve taken away some of their “power” and I’ll have to repent. I’ll need to apologize to God, say a prayer or something equally as ridiculous to put things right again.

But everything’s going to be okay because last night, God appeared to me in a dream and told me not to worry about it. He said that he created my sense of humor. He knows everything, so he saw that bit of dialogue a-comin’. He also told me that since he created me and I created the strip then vicariously he wrote it anyway. So if there’s anyone to blame…it’s him.

He also told me that the only way to really offend him at this point would be by second guessing myself due to some fundamentalists (who were going to get upset about SOMETHING on Monday, regardless), and that he was very proud to see that I was reaching out and connecting with people. In the end, he told me, that’s all that really matters anyway.

He then told me to get off my ass and start updating on time again before turning into a dove and flying away.

I woke up after that so….

That is so totally great!