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The Greatest in Heaven... by EnvySkort The Greatest in Heaven... by EnvySkort
I got this nagging feeling in my gut that a lot of Christian comics/media is INCREDIBLY devoid of humor.

I know I've gotten more guff about drawing this stuff than anything ELSE I've drawn.

The whole rigamarole of "you can't draw Jesus" or "if you're making funny comics you're making fun of God/Bible/Jesus/etc" or even "drawing comics/cartoons is too secular; God won't like it."

My reaction?

I draw stuff because I LOVE to draw, and I LOVE my subject matter. I wasn't blessed with the ability to draw, just to leave it unused as I sit in a church pew or hand out leaflets all day. No. I spread my love through ART, spread my love of God through ART, and communicate humor through ART.

I'm afraid too many in the Christian community are uncomfortably tight-laced, so I suppose that's why I'm here.

Do you know what humor can do to your day? Do you know how much one well-placed smile can do for you? Better yet, don't you know how good a belly laugh feels?

Laughter is a medicine friends, and can help in staving off the slings and arrows of every day life. It can change your whole outlook on the day, make you more confident, lift those weights of gloom from your shoulders, and clear your head a bit.

So, to my Christian brothers and sisters, learn to smile a few times in your lifetime. It'll make life a lot easier for those of us who aren't called to be pastors or evangelists.

Apologies for the mini-rant there, but this form of release is not one I can be quiet about. Peace out, sibs.
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BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha! OMG, that's awesome!
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ha ha ha....I laughed so much...:)
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ArtisticWarrior0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
:rofl: Awesome!
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cats518 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
this is awesome idk who is telling you to stop but good clean humor about Christianity is awesome I am a Christian myself and I encourage you to make more these are hilarious
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Decepticon9000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
XD
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ThinkOUTSIDEthebox13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was pretty good.
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rosebfischer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

I draw stuff because I LOVE to draw, and I LOVE my subject matter. I wasn't blessed with the ability to draw, just to leave it unused as I sit in a church pew or hand out leaflets all day. No. I spread my love through ART, spread my love of God through ART, and communicate humor through ART.

I'm afraid too many in the Christian community are uncomfortably tight-laced, so I suppose that's why I'm here.


GPOY.

And this is hysterical.
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
='D

oh jezze~
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Writer
I liked it! And it's like one of my youth leaders used to say: "Of course God has a sense of humor. Just look at the platypus."
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Clavelle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Artist
AMEN!!! leave it to the next generation of young christians to fix these little problems up : ) Sometimes the traditional way of going about is in need of an upgrade : )
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ArtToolUser2012 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student
It's actually pretty mild compared to the other stuff you normally see...LOL =D
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Japanimated-Emi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really funny! :XD:
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sugarbearkitty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
ahahha but Jesus knows our thoughts so he should have seen that coming xD
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lolinamechanger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Artist
He should've worn a onsie pajama to make it look more realistic. A bib and a pacifier would greatly help. ;) Maybe I'm just over thinking things...
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lolinamechanger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Artist
You know... That wasn't actually simple, so I would've done the same... But, still...
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GrumpyElf Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
You've just made my day with this. :lol: (And I love your artist's comments. ;))
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theedgerocks13 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! ^^ :squee:
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Kyoto--Caitlyn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very funny!
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TFP-Skyblazer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:facepalm: XD This is awesome!!! XD
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deathbewithyou Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
I get what you mean. But I see a lot of humor these days from the Skit guys. Ah, I love those guys.
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WindWings15 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
XDD Lol!
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Lockdown333 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love it! This made me laugh so hard! :XD:
Keep on doing what you're doing, because God gave you the talent! Amen!
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leachan97 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this. It's not making fun of Him or anyone. :) And you're able to draw Him. That in itself is cool already.
I salute to you.
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen!
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Vertous Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Artist
Dude this is simple but soo genius! Great job this should be in a Newspaper.
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OptimusBart09 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
im offensive and i find this Christian LOL
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Kraka-chan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally see nothing wrong with these comics, but ultimately, if you enjoy doing them and you feel that you're spreading the message of God around by doing them - then who am I to stop you.

Also: Awesome pic! :D
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Tesunie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly funny, and truly true. Too many people take things too "literally" from the bible. A more comical way of showing it, but great none the less.

Don't you love people putting words into God's mouth? So they heard God say "I don't like comics", even though he gave us the talent, inspiration and imagination to produce such things? Why not say God hates books... wait... what's the bible again? (And I give full permission for you to use this as a come back next time you here something about your rant!) I say, you're using your gift for Gods work far more than I have mine. I just haven't felt inspired to do anything for God with my art yet, like I'm not good enough to get a message like that out myself. (And trust me, God has a sense pf humor. I'm sure he laughed at this idea.)
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lizzy-chan5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student
:heart:
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Tomoko-Karahime Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg I love this xDDDDDD
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eternal-pizza-party Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
haha this is so cute! I like your style too!
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Allthestuffilike94 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. People seem to be afraid to use Jesus in comics and pictures for innocent humor. I understand the problems in mocking Him, but something like this seems harmless.
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BlackyKyurem Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I laughed so hard at the dude's cleverness, but it has a clear meaning of how people can't understand that passage in The Bible... I am one who has difficulty with understanding it tbh

I love your art. Plz keep it coming!! =D
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Penguinton Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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Neo232 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
As I Christian I find this to be an absolutely lovable comic, there is nothing wrong with it and I'm sad that you'd recive trouble for it.
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Masumi5 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I love this comic! Are you going to make more?
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PwnedByPineapple Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My main problem with religion is how everyone acts so bloody serious all the time. And being serious is pretty much contrary to my nature. I bond much better with things that are humorous and that I can lightly poke fun with.

Besides, God created humanity; stands to reason He'd have a great sense of humor. Just look at us.

:D I think using humorous art to share religion is genius, so kudos to you. :thumbsup:
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Kit-Willams Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I agree. As long as its in good humor i see no harm and heck most people in the bible thought Jesus WAS being literal. I laughed please make more
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BlackyKyurem Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I dont like calling Christianity a religion for personal reasons, however, as you two do, I enjoy and learn a lot more from a fun/friendly/humorous Pastor than from a sad/serious/strict one

I believe the whole "parents Church" concept (you come to my Church, because grandpa and I went to it) is the worst way of spreading the Gospel, because you learn and understand at the Church and with the Pastor(s) that work better for you, not with the Church/Pastor(s) that are better for your parent :)

I love when people like *EnvySkort create this comics. I bet you I can learn more from them than a priest at my dad's Church ;)
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kaluahmon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I absolutely loved this! Wasn't God the one who invented humor anyway? IT'S ALL HIS FAULT! ;) anyho, my mother always says that if God did not have a sense of humor we would all have been blown up a long time ago.
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otaku-drea Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; This did indeed make me giggle~ Thank you for this!
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ks-claw Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
*snerks* I'm reminded of my own comic I did some time ago: [link]
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baronessofblades Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said! :D

I wonder if you'd illustrate the incident with Legion. Reading that in the Bible made me think of Monty Python humor and horror all at once...and made me feel awe that several thousand demons can shake at the sight of God's son:P
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Kaliedo-Star Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! That's great! Truly hilarious XD I just died laughing XD (Not literally XP)
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NybCR Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I believe God has a sense of humor. Otherwise humor wouldn't be so funny.

Which is why I have so much love for comics such as these. <3
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IbeTROLLIN Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...XD oh God! i never knew you have a sense of humor!XD just epic...
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Negare Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
God has a sense of humour. Jesus is His son, so it stands to reason that right now, Jesus is ROTF(of heaven)LHHAO!
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Edwin-1994 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I luv it!
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NybCR Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Amen!
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Taspearl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
That's not really true, I'm a christian and humor is one of my favorate genres. Tim Hawkins is a christian stand up comedian, and funny as heck.
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