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Old 11-17-2013, 07:47 PM
 
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Wacky old-time-religion political/evangelical cartoons:

(by U.S. Abell and Dr. E. J. Pace)
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[First appeared in William Jennings Bryan's book "Seven Questions in Dispute" 1924.

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Old 11-17-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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Thanks for posting those old cartoons Tantalust. Quite fascinating.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Thanks for posting those old cartoons Tantalust. Quite fascinating.
Judging from the style of the art, some of these go back 100 years or so, yet the themes are pretty much what current Fundamentalists push. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Nothing to see here. Move along, folks. Don't think about these things, it leads to horrible ends.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Judging from the style of the art, some of these go back 100 years or so, yet the themes are pretty much what current Fundamentalists push. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Nothing to see here. Move along, folks. Don't think about these things, it leads to horrible ends.
Fascinating to look at though. Like looking at old photographs.

Just had a quick look to see if there were any atheist / freethinking alternatives from that era:

Few and far between but found this one:

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Old 11-18-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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^^ Wow!
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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Looks like Freud on the bottom step. [at first I thought that was his ubiquitous cigar]

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Old 11-18-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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^^ Wow!
That cartoon I posted after yours Tantalust was by a cartoonist called Watson Heston.
Found this about him on Wikipedia:
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Watson Heston (1846–1905) was an irreverent cartoonist who peaked in the late 19th century. Born in Ohio, he spent the majority of his life in Carthage, Missouri. His cartoons, which poked fun at religion in general and Christianity in particular, appeared in the famous freethought newspapers Truth Seeker, Free-Thought Ideal, and other regional papers. Later, he would write and illustrate The Old Testament Comically Illustrated (1890), and The New Testament Comically Illustrated (1898), which literally depict scenes from the Bible. Famous among these are his depiction of bears eating children while Elijah watches. (Referencing the story in 2 Kings 2:24, in which God sends she bears to eat the children as punishment for calling the prophet "bald head".) In another cartoon, Heston depicts a cave with a sign outside letting readers know that Lot and his daughters are inside. He also lets the reader know that they can turn to Genesis 19:30-38 for the story of incest.
The Bible Comically Illustrated was published in 1900 by Truth Seeker Company and sold at least 10,000 copies. Few copies of this book or his earlier works survive, as most were apparently destroyed by those who did not appreciate such blasphemy. His works can be found on sale from time to time, with the asking prices usually reaching $2,000.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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^^^

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Old 11-18-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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That cartoon I posted after yours Tantalust was by a cartoonist called Watson Heston.
Found this about him on Wikipedia:
Interesting. You can get free pdfs of his work here:

Heston, Watson : Bank of Wisdom, Electronic Publishing To Make The World Better

Considering how expensive the out of print stuff is this is a nice bargain as it is free.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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^^^
Looks to me like a black man being kicked out of the schoolhouse. Care to explain?
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