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2014-09-02

So, I guess this is it. I started working on this project back in May of 2006 with the first comic being posted at the beginning of June. To be honest, I never really thought I would finish the bible, I just wanted to go until I got boredówhich actually happened mid-Genesis. But I continued this comic for close to 2,000 days and I attribute my longevity to all of you! Without your criticism, questions, and praise, I never would have lasted this long!

I still think this project is worthwhile; coupling humor, design, and critical analysis makes it much easier for someone to enjoy and comprehend an otherwise atrocious book. But Iíve grown so weary of reading, reviewing, and researching a novel I revile. Believers often wonder why non-religious people would waste so much time combating religion, often accusing us of harboring hidden beliefs. But the reality is, the reason we fight religion is because religious people continue to make and support policies that oppress us. Iím quite proud of the work I put into this project, and even more proud of the responses Iíve received from all of you. While I really wanted to at least illustrate Deuteronomy and finish up the Torah, this project has become a chore rather than a hobby. Pulling myself out of the clutches of religion was a Herculean effort, and I have no desire to let it ruin my happiness ever again!

The comics and the comments will remain online, and I will no doubt begin another religion-themed project before too long, hopefully one that will give all of you more involvement. Until then, thank you everyone who has been reading along with me all these years, youíll never realize just how important you have been to me!

~ Dean Tersigni

 

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Ladyofthemasque writes:

 

TAG, thank you so much for the work you have done. Thank you for being willing to keep this online into the foreseeable future, too. It is an invaluable resource. Even without Deuteronomy rounding out the Torah (first 5 books of the Bible), the logical decimation of all the fallacies, the questions exposing all the hypocrisies, these things will help back up many of us who may find ourselves in that unenviable position of explaining why "Because The Bible Tells Me So" is not the right answer when it comes to questions of morality, ethics, and righteous, compassionate behavior...which does NOT have to rely upon the words of some "holy book" in order to exist and be utilized. Our humanity, our humanitarianism, is not dependent on some imaginary god-being yelling at us and threatening to punish or reward us for arbitrary reasons.

...I still haven't delved into the Book of Mormon or the Bhagavad Ghita, even though I know I should to round out my education in Religions. I know how tiring it is to deal with this stuff. You have my admiration for sticking with it as long as you have, and my gratitude.

Thank you. You've touched more lives than you know...but more importantly, you've touched more *minds* than you will ever know. Thank you.

E writes:

 

I'm going to miss reading this every day. Thank you for the education.
Bye, TAG.

busy_one writes:

 

I always admired your perseverance - I once collected the "wisdom" of Martin Luther and I felt sick after a view weeks, such nauseating spite, cynicism and misanthropy.

Thank you for the countless hours you spend!

...and: get well soon!


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