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The Great Exchange by cedricstudio The Great Exchange by cedricstudio
Taking a break from the jokes to say something serious about my faith. Maybe it will encourage someone. Funny stuff next time.

EDIT: If you want a print of this cartoon you can now get one through my website. I also plan to make prints available directly through DeviantArt if I can figure out how. Until then, here’s the link to my store: cedricstudio.com/product/print…
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Daily Deviation

Given 2018-06-01
The Great Exchange by cedricstudio has great flow with a clear message. ( Featured by DrZime )
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daiolupo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Amen
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:iconxeir-zith:
Xeir-Zith Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Professional Writer
Truly inspiring!
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:iconcedricstudio:
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I just realized my comic was selected as a DD (Daily Deviation). Wow, I’m blown away. Thanks to so many of you for taking the time to respond and for the kind and thoughtful comments. 
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:iconredatomisk:
Redatomisk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
I think automatic forgiveness is an excuse to make people feel ok for doing bad things. I don't believe in "sins", but pretty often if you do something bad, you have to do a little more than just apologize to make it right again. And there's some things bad enough that they change you as a person, and no religious rite can undo that. Some things people SHOULD have to live with for the rest of their lives. Basically, don't do bad things.
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:iconhexxthehighwarlock:
HexxTheHighWarlock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry. I hope things get better for you.
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:iconredatomisk:
Redatomisk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Things are fine for me, don't know what you mean. Thanks though, i guess?
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:iconhexxthehighwarlock:
HexxTheHighWarlock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome.
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:iconredatomisk:
Redatomisk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Appreciate the sentiment, but you're really confusing.
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:iconhexxthehighwarlock:
HexxTheHighWarlock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Well the message is to appreciate the sentiment. That's it, it's confusing and hard but that's it.
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:iconredatomisk:
Redatomisk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thanks, but you should tell it to someone who has something going wrong for them.
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:iconacatinspace:
aCatInSpace Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  New Deviant
This is really cool. Good Job!
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:iconsb7989-art:
SB7989-Art Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much aaaa ^^
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:iconjasonwolfe:
JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
I stopped being a Christian some time ago, but tgis concept is something I have always loved about Christianity.
"Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the doot shall be opened."
--Somewhere in the Bible
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:iconwarycassowary:
WaryCassowary Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love this!  The "tears of joy" expression in the last panel really gets to me.  I've felt that same way so many times.  Thank you! (and thank you Jesus, of course :) (Smile) )
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:iconleegriffin0:
LeeGriffin0 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Absoultely beautiful and true.
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:iconsnowwymcduck:
SnowwyMcDuck Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How I see this comic:
God forgive me!
Okay here is a burden I was carrying, but yeah it's yours now lol
Thank you!
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:iconcedricstudio:
cedricstudio Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply, I missed this somehow.

i was actually going for the opposite - that Jesus takes away the burden of our sins and carries them with him to the cross. We can rejoice and be made new. But maybe I could have done a better job of making that clear.
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kev-schafer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what? Good on you for making a nice piece of art that brought a smile to my face. Do what makes you happy.
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:iconstarfoxfanatic4ever:
Starfoxfanatic4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
TRANSLAITON INTO LOGICAL LANGUAGE: PELASE SEAV EME FROM YOUR FIERY VENGEANCE, AND I WILL THANK YOU FOR NOT GETTING YOUR FIERY REVENGE ON ME. PRAISE THE FIREFIGHTER WHO STARTED THE FIRE!  This DD is sick and logically and morally indefensable.
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:iconhexxthehighwarlock:
HexxTheHighWarlock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry this isn't to your taste, I hope you feel better though.
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:iconpnutbjtime:
pnutbjtime Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Notice how all the "Christians", are leaving happy, joyful comments, whereas you're out here, with at least 4 posts on this page of comments alone, being pathetic and trying your hardest to bring people down and disgrace the name of religion. You call happiness, forgiveness, freedom, and joy "sick"? You truly are a pathetic soul. Also you want to talk about morals? Why do you think when people commit a sin, or crime, etc., they feel a heavy weight in their heart? It's their morals weighing down on them. They feel the need to confess and confide their issues into other people. That bible verse is doing exactly that. I see a bunch of happy, joyous people, complimenting this artists work, and here you are, being the only person, trying to insult them, and bring them down. But according to your science and logic, complimenting someone is morally indefensible, but insulting people over and over again, isn't? You should really reconsider your beliefs if that's how you think.
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Paremuine Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
It's clear that Starfox is upset because of something. Maybe it's the fact that most people with common sense think that it's good idea to isolate someone who is danger to other people and society at large. It's not about vengeance but for the really simple reason that those very individuals wouldn't be committing the very same crimes for at least some period of time. Only religious people think that R4P15T5, M0L35T3R5 and other sickos should only apologise and that's the end of it. Never mind they are going to carry on with their crimes soon after. When Jesus said: "Let the children come to me" he didn't had mind that those children would have to come through unpunished perverts who would end up driving both those children and their parents away from him.

So who is actually insulting here? You try to depict Jesus like someone who didn't respect science and logic or who didn't have any morals. Or like he would have been a religious person when in fact the religious people were the ones who felt insulted and ended up killing him. Ironic how you fail to see parallels between pharisees then and many christians today.
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pnutbjtime Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
So because Starfox is upset and has daddy issues he gets to go around like a scumbag and disrespect religion and people? And no mate, religious people don't think that rapists and molesters should just say sorry and if they do they are free to walk. You must be daft if you think that they do. There is no Christian, or other religious person that would be perfectly fine with that, and if they were, they themselves wouldn't be proper religious people. You also state that I depict Jesus as someone who doesn't respect science, logic, and morals? Where did I ever say that anywhere in my comment. You have no idea how I depict any religion, you don't even know if I am a Christian myself. You are bringing in completely unrelated topics and pretending like I said things that I clearly didn't. Learn how to debate before you shove words down my throat that I never said.

The entire basis of my argument was pure logic in itself.
Starfox, who is clearly not a Christian, is being a pathetic loser, and harassing people.
All the religious, and hell, even non-religious, but just not dickhead people, are even complimenting this work for what it is. But for biased atheists that's too much for them to comprehend. I don't see any of the Christians shoving their religion down people's throats, but here are the atheists attempting to shit all over religion and shove their atheism down people's throats. 
For people that claim to spew only logic, and science, you're all quite illogical.

I wasn't trying to defend religion, or say that I am a Christian, or disrespect science or morals or logic (as you somehow claim I was even though I did no such thing). I was just trying to explain how Starfox, and now you, are complete dipshits.
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Paremuine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
I might have misunderstood this phrase:"But according to your science and logic, complimenting someone is morally indefensible, but insulting people over and over again, isn't?" From there it seemed to me like you would contrast yourself not only to Starfox but also to Science and logic (which is actually really common practice by american evangelicals). Therefore you should elaborate on that sentence if you don't want to be misunderstood.

Whether you, me or Starfox are christians or anything else has nothing to do with anything. When I talk about "religious people" or "christians" then I don't mean every religious person or every christian. I know plenty of decent christians. But most religious people fail to notice the way they encourage ignorance, group-think/talk and other harmful behaviours. You also seem to follow the same pattern that "positive/ingroup" comments are accepted and "negative/critical" thought/ideas/comments are not. not only that but you seem to feel obligated to attack anyone who dares to think differently. That's why I assume you are religious + christian and you felt that your beliefs were under attack triggering such a response from you.

You complain that Starfox insults people yet you insult him and that supposedly be absolutely fine. I see double standards here. So while you behave exactly like him you somehow still believe that you as a christian is better or somehow your actions are excused but his aren't? How come? Is it because in the evening before you go to bed you apologise to Jesus therefore you are forgiven and since non-christians aren't apologising Jesus they don't get forgiven? (I'm not saying this is what you believe, I'm just trying to understand you - so please try to explain this with your own words if you think I have done injustice to you.)

You also call him "pathetic loser" but aren't all christians pathetic losers? Such losers actually that they can't live their lives without imaginary friends. Jesus himself said it best: "sick needs a doctor". That explains why well people or those who have been cured don't want to go back in the asylum - but try to explain that to the crazies still inside.

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The entire basis of my argument was pure logic in itself." - what was your argument? I didn't see any argument. Instead you call people names. That somehow supposed to be "logical"? "That is just your opinion, man!" - not logic.

I'm not atheist but I'm ex-christian and I know full well all the $H1T different religions are peddling. I don't have anything against Jesus but I do have all against religion, just like he had and for some reason you are doing everything your feeble mind is capable to defend religion. I don't know why though. So you call religious propaganda "art"? Well, that's fine, but don't be surprised when non-christians won't appreciate such ... dick-move. I don't see atheism being "evangelised" all around the internet like you claim, no, it's always some religion.

I hope this time you do have some arguments and logic and not just call people names.
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KatanaL5A Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely biblic. The thuth on the Forgiveness from Lord Jesus is well perfect. Beautiful artwork. I'm gonna share it.
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:iconstarfoxfanatic4ever:
Starfoxfanatic4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
TRANSLATION INTO LOGICAL LANGUAGE: PELASE SAVE ME FROM YOUR FIERY VENGEANCE, AND I WILL THANK YO. PRAISE THE FIREFIGHTER WHO STARTED THE FIRE! I AM WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB OT BE SAVED FORM THE WRATH OF THE LAMB. This DD is sick, superstitious, irrational, and morally indefensible.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work!
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:icontheonlydavyjones:
theonlydavyjones Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly beautiful!
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:iconlegendary55:
Legendary55 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Father forgive them for they do not know what they say.
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:iconstarfoxfanatic4ever:
Starfoxfanatic4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
TRANSLATION INTO LOGICAL LANGUAGE: PELASE SAVE ME FROM YOUR FIERY VENGEANCE, AND I WILL THANK YO. PRAISE THE FIREFIGHTER WHO STARTED THE FIRE! I AM WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB OT BE SAVED FORM THE WRATH OF THE LAMB. This DD is sick, superstitious, irrational, and morally indefensible.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't need to be a christian to see that you're really good at making an ass out of yourself here. I kinda wonder what they did to you that you're that aggressive about something that does not really concern you.
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Legendary55 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Either your on Gods side or Satan’s side your choice.
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MEP4Photography Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your DD for this fabulous dev. :clap:
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:icondisney-cartoonist:
Disney-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful heart warming comic. It’s great to see some religion being featured 👍🏼😀
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SolitaryGrayWolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, just wow! I got goosebumps from this picture! Well done!
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:icondanimaxed:
danimaxed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Amém brother
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:iconbeautydream09:
BeautyDream09 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Awww...That is a beautiful message❤️
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:iconnekotyto:
nekotyto Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
There is no god
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Look at you, so edgy.
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:iconnekotyto:
nekotyto Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
More edge then bismuth.
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:icondisney-cartoonist:
Disney-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh but there is
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:iconlegendary55:
Legendary55 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Amen to that
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Disney-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
😊
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:iconnekotyto:
nekotyto Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
There isn't. the idea of God is just a fallacy.
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:icondisney-cartoonist:
Disney-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do you believe that? Just curious
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:iconnekotyto:
nekotyto Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Every argument for good it flawed and not sound proof. If there was a god it would be provable.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Fun fact: Modern science can't disprove god. Some people believe in quantum physics and the multiverse. Some believe in god. Some believe in dark matter and others believe that gravity is not an actual power, but the effect of something yet to be discovered. What we believe is in the end our own decision, wouldn't you agree?

We assume of a lot of things that they are true till proven false. So, following your ideals: How about you prove first that god does not exist, instead of asking them to prove that it exists? I mean, Michio Kaku said himself that either God or the Multiverse exist. So, by proving one, we automatically disprove the other. That should make it increasingly easy for you. :) 

Forcing others to believe what you believe seems a bit like... what the Inquisition did, isn't it?
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Disney-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It is proved by science. Lots of people believe that science and religion go against each other when they actually work. And it’s not like the Big Bang isn’t flawed. If you go by your reasoning then everything is flawed.
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Starfoxfanatic4ever Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Radiometric dating, archeology, history, genetics, logic everything we know shows the first 11 chapters of Genesis are impossible.  If the story of Noah hadn't been in The Bible, Christians would find anyone who believed it insane. If The Three Little Pigs was in The Bible, Christians would believe it. There is no way a ship so small could hold so many animals and food for them for a  year. Rationalwiki has a list containing tons of criticism of the absurd Noah myth. Also go on youtube and type in darkmatter2525 Noah's ark
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:icondisney-cartoonist:
Disney-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well you just go off what scientist say so aren't you doing the exact same thing? 
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