Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #854 - Religious Roots

Maybe not the best term to look up on the internet at work. It's just a term in the Bible, but still. But you can go and look it up in a dictionary. Go ahead. I can wait. It might help you appreciate certain subtleties above more.

My senior year of theology, the priest made one student write a five page paper overnight on the subject of Onanism as punishment for talking in class. Looking back on it, I almost feel like the priest was playing off the students who were saying 'fornicate' as much as possible to get around using the f-bomb in school. Such was life in Catholic high school. I wonder how the student explained that paper and its topic to his parents?