Today’s Jesus and Mo is a repost of an older one, but it’s still relevant, as theological arguments never change.
Well, it’s not really an argument for God—it’s an argument against reason (and therefore science). And, as I noted in my recent Slate piece, we don’t have “faith” in reason, we use reason as a tool, and we use it because it works. In other words, we have justified confidence in it, not the religiously based “faith” that means “belief based on either no evidence, not enough evidence to convince a nonbeliever, or against the evidence.”
Actually, I’m not sure this strip works, for the use of reason is not a circular argument (you might as well argue that using a hammer instead of a noodle to drive in a nail is based on “faith”), and circular arguments are logically invalid. In other words, the refutation of Jesus and Mo’s claim isn’t in this strip.
Maybe I’m missing something here, but I importune the Jesus and Mo artist to update the panel. I’d love to see something on our supposed “faith” in science.
h/t: Linda Grilli