The emperor’s beard #251: Fanatics

“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.” -Carl Sagan.

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  • Raptor987 123

    This is fabulous. 😂

  • euansmith

    That is definitely the version of 40k that I signed up for; grim, dark, and burning.

    • Apocryphus

      And PONIES

      • euansmith

        So, so many ponies.

  • Hagwert

    In medieval England there were many recorded instances of nuns becoming pregnant by monks and Martin Luthor married a nun when he renounced the Catholic faith and kick started the reformation.

  • SgtUrielVentris

    I think the comic is funny, but the quote is a little unnecessary. Religious people aren’t necessarily fanatics, and I don’t think the jibe added anything to the comic itself. I’m not claiming offense or trying to stop free speech, but I’m sure just like me, people come here for gaming news and funny nonsense about Blood for the Blood God, not for the latest anti-religion one-liners. I know that others would not be pleased to read a cheap shot about atheists. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone in the community, I appreciate the content creators here and the people who participate in the back and forth very much.

    • Solvagon

      The quote is pro-catholic (or rather, against “priest-dynasties”), not anti-religion. Also Sagan was never an outspoken atheist, just very deist.
      Warhammer 40k, on the other hand, just might be the most outspoken anti-religion setting out there.

      • Koldan

        Well the aeldari abandoned their gods and beliefs, and we all know what happened then. So atheism caused one of the biggest disasters in the WH40k world. The aeldari fell because they lost their beliefs, and the humans now spiral downward in the other extreme, fanatism. I would not say that is an outspoken anti-religion setting.

    • Kabal1te

      If by latest one liners you mean comments half a century old, sure. That said it isn’t really anti religion even in the late medieval era there was a push against extreme fanaticism in the Catholic church (after all what was going on in Spain at the time didn’t look good). Then of course the reformation happened.

      • euansmith

        Reformation is killing the Indulgences market!

  • helvexis