God Makes Snakes
Cartoonists have a gift for seeing the world from a view askew; maybe none more than Gary Larson, creator of the comic The Far Side. With a gift for the perverse Larson would often employ classical tropes, and give them a twist that satirized not only subject matter but modern cultural society. In the above comic we have western depiction of God. Old white man in the clouds with white hair, what you imagine a Republican looks like. Except here we have a lazy God. A stab at the classical all knowing, powerful, and meddling God of Puritan America, this depiction cast him as a lazy oaf. Excited about an easy day at the office, just rolling some clay and making snakes. A God like this is just thankful he doesn’t have to deal with witch trials or plagues right now and that’s understandable. He’s been working six days a week for 5000 years.