...and what if he's an ass?
Well, that would be bad, I suppose. So, let's make sure he isn't.
We'll start by examining this one. I think it makes a good example, because the structure's so deliberate. He spells out the moral in no uncertain terms. Give it a read! I'll wait.
So, what'd you learn?
I picked up the following:
- Don't be afraid to sell your soul to the devil and use your ill-gotten riches to destroy lives - if you accept Jesus into your heart later, your actions no longer have consequence.
- There's no point in living a virtuous life. Morals can only blind you to your salvation.
- "Beelzebub is a satanic name!"
That story might be unusually complex, though. Most of his works break down into one lesson each. So, let's look at some examples:
- There's always an external source to blame for your actions.
- Fantasy Gamers can't be held responsible for falling under the irresistable thrall of evil - it's inevitable. The only thing they're to blame for is not knowing better.
- Muslims are like confused children. They will thank you for showing them the error of their ways, but not before acting out racial stereotypes.
- If your friends still like you, you're doing something wrong.
But, my own beliefs (and yours) aside, these comics are scary.
I honestly can't read his motivation in all of this - does he mean well? Is he just out to make a buck? Or is he sitting back and laughing as folks undermine their own credibility with his assistance?
I may or may not have any respect for the guy.