I Pity the Prophet by Adam | Jan 18, 2013 | 21 comments Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 21 Comments Jeff Clough on January 18, 2013 at 1:03 am Working a Gilligan’s Island reference into this strip was genius-level work of Biblical proportions, Adam. Good on you! And Bug & Nerd Bug’s discussing it whilst pogo-sticking? Most excellent, good sir! Reply Mahnarch on January 18, 2013 at 3:25 am It’s even more genius when you realize that “and the rest” was in the beginning of GI when they weren’t sure they were going to keep the Professor and Mary Ann on the show. So, this is when the Bible people* weren’t sure they were going to keep Zeke around! *I’m Atheist. I have no idea who Ezekiel is… Reply Leshka on January 18, 2013 at 7:48 am Don’t worry, I grew up Lutheran, and I don’t know either. Reply euphgeek on January 18, 2013 at 10:38 am Ezekiel is best known from the spiritual, Dem Bones. Reply LanceThruster on January 18, 2013 at 11:33 am Well done! Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!” Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!” Ezekiel cried, “Dem dry bones!” “Oh, hear the word of the Lord.” The toe bone connected to the heel bone, The heel bone connected to the foot bone, The foot bone connected to the leg bone, The leg bone connected to the knee bone, The knee bone connected to the thigh bone, The thigh bone connected to the back bone, The back bone connected to the neck bone, The neck bone connected to the head bone, Oh, hear the word of the Lord! Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk aroun’ Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun’ Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk aroun’ Oh, hear the word of the Lord. Reply Lockszmith on January 18, 2013 at 5:20 am The following song is an Israeli Hebrew song from the late 60’s. The song is titled ‘Ezekiel’, and it’s a glorification of ‘Zeke’ as a ‘cool’ prophet, who knew how to ‘live’, and was ‘buddies’ with God. It’s a humoristic take on a biblical figure, ‘idolizing a celebrity’ that’s been dead for a few thousand years. It ticked off quite a few religious leaders at the time. Anyway, it’s an iconic song in the Rock-Pop pantheon of Israeli music, and they thought the same as you, even back then. Hope you enjoy the music. http://youtu.be/GfR9DxI7Gnc Reply Anonymous84 on January 18, 2013 at 5:29 am Second panel cracks me up the most. Side note, I wonder if any other Bible characters had nicknames. Maybe that’s where “Jeez” came from. Reply JenniferEllen on January 18, 2013 at 10:24 am That’s exactly where it came from. Can you guess where “tarnation” came from, as is, “What in tarnation do you think you’re doing?!” Reply Chuck Chuckerson on January 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm eternal damnation Reply SirMalkin on January 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm His dad calls him Jeezy Creezy sometimes. Reply Dave Dell on January 18, 2013 at 8:43 am Love the pogo sticks. Bug people don’t appear to have evolved from grasshoppers. They need artificial jumping aids. Reply Itamar on January 18, 2013 at 8:59 am Hiya, I hail from Israel. Being a jewish country and all, there’s a lot of bible-centric (old testament only) culture around here. The interesting part of it would be this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfR9DxI7Gnc It’s called “Ezekiel”, by a a late 60’s band named “The High Windows”, and it is a staple of Israeli culture. Most people I know around here know the song, and most quite like it. So, enjoy Reply LanceThruster on January 18, 2013 at 10:12 am It says in the babble that the meek will inherit the earth. And I can’t wait until they do because that’s when I’ll grab it from them. What are they gonna do, stop me? They’re *Meeks*! You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? ~ Steven Wright Reply LanceThruster on January 18, 2013 at 11:36 am Re: the question in panel one…I feel Job got a raw deal. Gets all sorts of misery (including the death of wife and children IIRC) in order for God to win a bar bet with Satan. Makes it up to him (cough) by giving him a new wife and kids. Who amongst you would be placated by the deaths of your beloved and progeny by B-team replacements? Reply Rhea on January 18, 2013 at 11:41 am “I read the book of Job last night. I don’t think God comes out of it very well.” — Virginia Woolf Reply LanceThruster on January 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm xD Reply bd on January 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm The thing about Job is that he gets more respect than circumstance suggests he should. As Rhea notes, God doesn’t look too good in Job. He’s a coward, and Satan is His righteous tool. (“Reach out your hand ….” “Okay, you do it.”) Furthermore, the lesson preachers tried to teach me in my Lutheran (confirmation) and Catholic (high school) education praises Job’s faith. But … faith? You know, if the sky itself comes down to chew me out? Yeah, I suppose the only faith would be that this is IHVH, and not Bob the Weather God. Reply khade on January 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm I’m pretty sure his wife survived, though she might have spend a long while with her parents. Still a raw deal. Reply Will on January 19, 2013 at 12:00 am Ezekiel had it rough. God told him to lie on his side for some massive amount of time, several months from memory, and cook his food on his own dung. Ezekiel told God that that was gross, so God said to use cow crap as well. Reply TB Tabby on January 19, 2013 at 12:20 am I feel sorry for Er. Aside from having a name that sounds like someone trying to think of what to say next, but God decides to kill him and never gives any explanation beyond “He was wicked.” Reply Shannon Love on April 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm Let me date myself… Eziekel saw the wheel This is the wheel He said he saw… Cue “Project Blue Book” theme. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.