Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought on social problems. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations and cartoons for adults for decades now, highlighting the awful problems with society.

Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his brutally honest books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions, because of the society problems discussed in it, in Europe, especially from the Catholic Church. The story culminated in 2005 when Haderer was convicted in Greece for insulting the religious community and was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A few months later, however, this verdict was corrected on appeal, and Gerhard Haderer was acquitted.

The artist developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies early in his career. It wasn't until a cancer operation in 1985 when Gerhard abandoned his commercial dreams and became a freelance caricaturist and satirical illustrator, mainly focusing on social issues. Scroll down to check out his unsettling and at times scary cartoons and vote for your favorites.

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EM
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2 years ago

Did you know that a couple of years ago, there were more selfie related deaths than shark related deaths?

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

this happens so much at live concerts, just put the damn phone down and enjoy the experience!

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Phil.
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2 years ago

Actually even a put-on smile can lift your mood, say neuro-scientists.

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Rakooned
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2 years ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik
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2 years ago

This I do not understand. I like reading books in paper but there is nothing wrong with electronic editions. If anything, they are more eco friendly. It is still the same activity just different medium.

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Daniel Losinger
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2 years ago

Timeline: Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/world/timeline-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-scandals/index.html

Magpie
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2 years ago

Thank you for the link Daniel! Thank you.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I don't really care what the priests do with each other, consenting adults. It is what they have done to kids that makes my blood boil.

Trish LaValley
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2 years ago

My dad being one of those kids, he carried the pain until his last day here on earth, i dont think i could ever forgive what was done to him, but at the end of his life he said "No one is perfect and i dont know what his life was like, maybe he was also abused and passed it down to me..i forgive him so that i can have peace" i love my dad so much, so strong and loving even after all the abuse he endured

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phil blanque
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2 years ago

Or...without the grope...the caption could be "Hear evil. See evil. Say nothing"

Ivan Stojnov
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2 years ago

This is the best portrait of the church.... EVER!

Kristel
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2 years ago

But really sad though!

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Jordy Star
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2 years ago

i look and their head and dont understand.then i look down and im like woah...this happened

Debbie MW
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2 years ago

This is sad. But we as a Catholic Church have great priests and this does not define the religion. It’s a shame that all must suffer for a few. God bless the victims. They need our love and prayers. I stilll stand with being Catholic and our great priests.

Patrick Vernacchio
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2 years ago

As a Catholic, I’ve always wondered if the religiousness of their environment causes them to pervert children; or do these people enter the priesthood or convent to influence and pervert children?

Lisa Georgette
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2 years ago

Where is the most important DO NO EVIL?

Daphne Moldowin
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2 years ago

My fav! See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and DO no evil......

Ann Ros'a
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2 years ago

The first guy looks like Chevy Chase.

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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1 year ago

AH! NO! Ew! I mean I’m not homophobic but no!

Rene Majewski
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1 year ago

Today's Religion

Joseph Miceli
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1 year ago

Those priests are kind of cute.

MaybrittAnnia AmalieZenn
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2 years ago

😂😂😂🤣 👍👍👍

Morningstar Quaid
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2 years ago

Blind, Deaf,and Dumb , Yep sounds like priest!

Geo Korf
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2 years ago

Brutally honest

Carla DeLonjay
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2 years ago

LOL

Rosa Rodriguez
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2 years ago

I intend to leave the church! Too much scandals! Too many?

Jamie Squire
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2 years ago

So true

John Dolheimer
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2 years ago

http://www.newsweek.com/priests-commit-no-more-abuse-other-males-70625

Kaiya Price-Dennis
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2 years ago

This!

James Musgrove
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2 years ago

I’m afraid so!

Frank Ringhofer
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2 years ago

Few people woukd care as much if they just did this among themselves (aside from the hypocrisy, of course). It's the innocent junior high kids that are infuriating.

Jason Fiutem
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2 years ago

Oops

Justin Ryan
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2 years ago

Unfortunately....they didn't touch eachother....

Dirk Schürbrock
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2 years ago

😂😂😂

Matt Lomax
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2 years ago

Just because it's religion which is a man made mith! Doesn't allow them to abuse children!

Pat Flynn
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2 years ago

Yepur

Miguel Romero
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2 years ago

Too sad but true

Barbara Whitt
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2 years ago

Powerful commentary on the church

Bryan Bartels
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2 years ago

Ohh Myyy!

Lisa Georgette
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2 years ago

Where is DO NO EVIL?

Laurie Mullen
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2 years ago

That's the point. They were ignoring the evil things being done to children.

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Norma Branstetter
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2 years ago

Move your hand pastor !

Eve Millington
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2 years ago

Apologies are an open admission of guilt... and they cost money. Lots of money.

Sakina Khambalia
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2 years ago

truth well said

Steve Graham
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2 years ago

Do one for Hollywood, casting couch (real life sex abuse) fake moral outrage vs standing ovation for a pedophile receiving and award (Polanski).

Brenden Laidlaw
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2 years ago

‘Ignorance has its hands full’ 🤦‍♂️

Anna Gajek
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2 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HizJ4XVRWAU

Eric Peterson
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2 years ago

If all priests did was mess around with other, adult, able-to-provide-consent priests, we’d have no trouble.

Ashley Nourse
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2 years ago

I don’t think you understand how this works. One: Catholic priests are supposed to stay chaste as part of their vocation. Either you devote your life completely to God in prayer and solidarity through the church, or you devote your life to marrying and starting a family and spreading the word of God. Two: For the sake of this argument, even if priests were allowed to be sexually active with one another, there would still be the few that have it in their sick minds to direct it towards children. I see what you’re trying to say, however that’s not how the minds of child molesters work.

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Rozy Rose
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2 years ago

Rozy Rose 1 minute ago SEE HEAR AND SPEAK NO EVIL EVEN IF YOU'RE DOING IT.....

Rozy Rose
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2 years ago

SEE HEAR AND SPEAK NO EVIL EVEN IF YOU'RE DOING IT.....

Dario Ruiz
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2 years ago

Never ends

Jan Virtue
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2 years ago

Over 3 million kids sexually abused by these sick minded satanists. None of the preachers have been arrested and the vatican forgave them and set them free. This is their way of life, on the DL. Fact.

Craig Jope
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2 years ago

*Catholics. Satanist actually oppose sexual assault.

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A.R.
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2 years ago

OUCH! I can see why the Catholic Church isn't happy with him. The truth hurts sometimes.

Barbi Lucas
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2 years ago

The Priests?

Claude Raymond
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2 years ago

If someone can make someone else day better, I don't see any arm done.

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

This really makes a statement, a true one.

Markus Weiler
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2 years ago

he already found the eastereggs

Lisa Greene
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2 years ago

This one hits hard!

Randall Winn
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2 years ago

Indeed. When I was in the seminary (4 yrs) obedience was emphasized far more than piety. This can make an organization strong but perverse.

Kizito
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2 years ago

I'm Catholic but hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha

Alex Craig
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2 years ago

Wow that is a powerful piece.

Mark Freeman
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2 years ago

Excellenr

Eric Mikalo
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2 years ago

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Drew Chandler
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2 years ago

Oof!

Erick Germanotta Damarez
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2 years ago

Spotlight!

nazan fidan
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2 years ago

the most meaninful when it comes to our days

stellermatt
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2 years ago

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don't piss of the church, or they'll come get ya!

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Well, at least it looks like they're all getting along.

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Mika N
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2 years ago

I've heard it said, how ironic it is that often times today, family time is getting everyone to put down their small screens and all look at the same big screen for a while.

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Phil.
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2 years ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Sarah Miller
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2 years ago

I'm not seeing this as a "fast food/obesity" thing, more like a CEO or corporate leader just greedily eating funds. Fat in wealth kind of thing

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

you can roll a piece of shit in glitter, it's still a piece of shit.

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

Our governments today

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EM
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2 years ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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Willy wonka
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2 years ago

Tinder date wile you go on tinder

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

tis the season

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Ben S.
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2 years ago

He can't escape his reality, even in his day-dreams...

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Issy
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2 years ago

There was a poster of this picture in the magazine "Stern" after the Charlie Hebdo attack. The pen is mightier than the sword.

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Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

Hose it down. Drone freak.

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Emily Rose
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2 years ago

could someone translate?

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Meep
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2 years ago

Oh god I'm reading this on the toilet at work

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Might be the smartest move?

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Çalıkuşu
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2 years ago

George Orwell- Animal Farm: ''Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

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Chris Daemon
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2 years ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Cannot unsee!

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Rachael Marrast
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2 years ago

VEGAN?

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Enough money you can do anything.

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

Not sure how many people knew this, but there is a forth monkey in this series. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil.

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Oli Wolfe
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2 years ago

No!!! How will you get the ball back now!

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Lua boots
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2 years ago

As the crisis of 29

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earringnut
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2 years ago

this would be even better with teachers.

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Lua boots
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2 years ago

Holidays...so many people leaves at same time...so they get stuck on the road..,and they spend half of their vac waiting on the car...sad...reality

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