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October 4, 2007

Days of Heaven Part 2

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Bound and Gagged, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Heaven, humor, immigration — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am

Jim Moore: Well, I get the joke that Heaven has an immigration policy, let alone a strict one, but how is that borne out in the line of folk waiting to see St. Peter? Or is it supposed to be?


  1. It appears that the first two people in line are a same sex couple which, judging by St Peter’s look, might be a contravention of Heaven’s immigration policy.

    Comment by Joe Ryan — October 4, 2007 @ 12:33 am

  2. Hmmnn… You may be right, but those two angels got in some how, didn’t they?

    That’s the problem with worrying about same-sex couples… you start to see them everywhere.

    I think everyone is in line, not in a line of pairs, so I think we’re back to square one. And I think there’s nothing more to “get” here. The line of people is just a line of people, and the joke is entirely in the text. And it’s a weak one.

    Comment by RonObvious — October 4, 2007 @ 4:19 am

  3. So all those people must be Hindus.
    You need some sort of “burning of
    widows” to get them to heaven pairwise.

    Comment by Lothar Frings — October 4, 2007 @ 4:38 am

  4. Maybe they were triple dating and their car crashed? I think St. Peter represents the border checkpoint here. I always wondered about the classic view of Heaven and if it had any border patrol or fences or anything. It always seemed pretty wide open. Maybe that was to please the claustrophobics.

    Comment by bAT L. — October 4, 2007 @ 5:42 am

  5. I think the line of people is just decorative, not illustrative of the punchline. The “strict immigration law”, of course, has nothing to do with the way we might restrict immigration down here on Earth; it refers to how pious/religious/good you have to be to get into heaven.

    What they don’t show are the “border patrol agents” with horns and pitchforks taking the rejects down to their new home.

    Comment by Powers — October 4, 2007 @ 6:53 am

  6. Well since Peter is traditionally supposed to be the one to tell you where you go after death, with the book of life in front of him, I’d assume that the line is waiting to hear if they get in or not.

    Comment by Shah — October 4, 2007 @ 7:24 am

  7. An acquaintance of mine was frothing at the mouth yesterday over how “blasphemous” it was to compare America and heaven.

    Then again, I’m sure there will be 1000 “patriots” out there who honestly believe that every non-American on Earth would give his or her life to be American. As a non-American myself, I can only shake my head sadly, because ho boy is that a common American delusion.

    Comment by Charlene — October 4, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

  8. Notice everyone in the line is white? Ordinarily it wouldn’t matter, but when someone does a joke about immigration it makes you wonder.

    Comment by Scott — October 4, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

  9. Yeah, that’s the first thing I noticed too, but then St. Peter and the angels appear to be white too. Hmmmm.

    Comment by Lola — October 4, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

  10. I dunno, Lola. The two guys with moustaches look hispanic, and the woman at the end may have some Picasso-model ancestry.

    Comment by DPWally — October 4, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

  11. They’re not waiting in line to see St. Peter. They’re waiting to enter heaven. St. Peter is the immigration officer. He’s the only one. That’s what makes it “strict”.

    Comment by Ty — October 4, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

  12. DPWally, being Hispanic is no barrier to being white.

    Comment by Powers — October 5, 2007 @ 7:04 am

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