Defining religion (or economics)


The late Johnny Hart, creator of BC, was known for his outspoken Christian beliefs and incorporating them into his comic. His Easter strips were notorious and his theology (as stated by himself) was fuzzy at best. Since his passing last spring the strip has been taken over by his grandson Mason Mastroianni and rather than simply maintaining the strip and its characters and avoiding religious and political topics that once marked Hart’s strip, he has addressed them, but from a perspective far different from Hart’s own. While I never felt that BC was the funniest of most insightful strip around, and I do think that old strips ought to be put to rest with their creators, others are pleased to see BC move from references to Jesus to jokes about pot induced munchies. I find Sunday’s strip lacking in many ways, but at the same time, he has a point…

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