Blessed are the cheesemakers

Reader M.L. called my attention to the website and comic strip The Atheist Pig, a collection of writings and cartoons that, as in this this strip from October of last year, can be quite amusing—and on the mark:

2012-10-17-20121016

34 Comments

  1. Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Interesting comic

  2. Thomas
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    May the Cheese be with you …
    David Willis’ “It’s Walky” has an near omnipotent Cheese (definitely closer to a person than a mass), just saying.

  3. Caiomhin
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Go ahead. Prove cheese.

    • Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:12 am | Permalink

      To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, “I prove it THUS.”

      • Kevin Alexander
        Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

        Photoshopped

        • Kevin Alexander
          Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:21 am | Permalink

          Cheese is not mentioned in the bible so it doesn’t exist.

          • BornFree1960
            Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:40 am | Permalink

            What about the Baby Cheeses?

            • mlm
              Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

              There use to be a shop/restaurant in the Evansville mall, Sweet Baby Cheeses. Sadly, it’s closed now.

          • Dermot C
            Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:51 am | Permalink

            Except that the Valley of the Cheese-makers is in Jerusalem; unconscious accommodationism, I think.

          • gr8hands
            Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

            http://www.openbible.info/topics/cheese

  4. NewEnglandBob
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Cheese whiz.

  5. Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on WonsdrousWorld and commented:
    Not endorsement. Just like the humour

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      Persia doesn’t endorse cheese Winslie ? :)

  6. Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Praise Cheeses.

  7. Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    As Mo said, having cleared up the kitchen after he’d accidentally knocked a plate of a combined mixture of Stilton and Cheshire onto the floor:

    “Cheeses swept.”

  8. pam
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Thanks for introducing me to the PIG.

  9. Martin
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    It’s not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.

  10. Jonathan Smith
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Cheeseus Chris,t three cheeses in one, the holey Swiss Cheese god, I could go on?

    • Martin
      Posted January 24, 2013 at 7:59 am | Permalink

      Please don’t. I camembert it.

      • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
        Posted January 24, 2013 at 8:14 am | Permalink

        Same here, I Gouda go!

        • Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:02 am | Permalink

          You’re driving me emmental, edam it!

          • steeve
            Posted January 25, 2013 at 4:04 am | Permalink

            And of course – What is the favourite cheese of members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster(bless his holy noodliness)in full pirate regalia?

            chedd ARRRRRR

  11. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    I think there can be holes in that argument.

  12. steve oberski
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    And like any really fine cheese, the older it gets the worse it smells.

    • Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

      Even cheese has its ecclesiatical hierarchy. Yea, verily I say unto thee, the Lord Cheeses said, “Let there be Stinking Bishop.”

  13. Posted January 24, 2013 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Another interesting subject from the same site: http://www.theatheistpig.com/2013/01/04/chimpanzee-to-set-off-another-civil-war/

  14. @eightyc
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    lol.

    Does cheese being a dairy product have anything to do at all that us humans are the only mammals that consume dairy after we have been weaned?

    Does this have any parallels with our need to be weaned from believing in sky fairies that give us false hopes and false comforts (i.e. literal creationists)?

    Or perhaps some of us have already been weaned from it but still crave it (i.e. accommodationists)?

    lol.

    • still learning
      Posted January 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      And what about those of us with lactose intolerance?:)

      • @eightyc
        Posted January 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

        lactose intolerant ppls are of the devil.

      • John Scanlon, FCD
        Posted January 27, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

        Many cheeses are tolerably low in lactose (about 2% is pretty safe), and it’s just been confirmed that cheese was being made in northern Europe about 7500 years ago, at just the place and time when genes for lactase persistence began to spread (Refs below). This suggests that cheese may have been the gateway food to increased utilization of dairy resources. (Lactose is concentrated in the whey, which would have have been hard to use and hence wasted until domestic pigs became common).

        Salque et al. 2013, Nature 493: 522–525. doi:10.1038/nature11698

        Itan et al. 2009, PLoS Comput Biol 5(8): e1000491. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000491

  15. Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    All hail the Big Cheese.

    I also bring other tidings of great import. There is proof that Ceiling Cat does not prefer to travel by donkey.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAJYf4ypxwc

  16. Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Now I’ve got to break out my “Life of Brian” DVD! Haha!


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