In my meanderings around some of the blogs I don’t read on a daily basis I came across this entry at The Raving Atheist wherein he lists off a number of different editorial cartoons on the recent death of Katharine Hepburn similar to the one over there on the right from Henry Payne of The Detroit News. Quite a lot of the editorial cartoons marking Hepburn’s departure from the land of the living that day had a similar religious theme detailing her arrival in Heaven and quite a few also made some lame joke about “guess who’s coming to dinner” taken from the title to one of her films. Seems like a nice enough tribute, doesn’t it? So what’s the big deal?
Well, Katherine Hepburn was an atheist.
“I’m an atheist, and that’s it. I believe there’s nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for people.”—Interview with Ladies’ Home Journal, 1991.
As one commenter on TRA’s site put it: “Will these uncaring bastards show Joe Lieberman welcomed into heaven by Jesus? George W Bush ushered by Mohammed to his seven virgins?”
Would they indeed? I almost hope they would just for the amusement factor it would bring.
And with this post we have officially hit 1,000 entries here at SEB. Yay!