Category Archives: Jesus and Mo

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Jerusalem

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “Rage,” highlights the fracas and violence surrounding the murder of five people, including three rabbis, in a synagogue in East Jerusalem. (Please do not argue that the victims deserved it, for the murder of anyone like that is a bestial act regardless of politics). And, of course, religion’s solution is […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Halloween

In today’s Jesus and Mo, I’m not sure whether the The Holy Boys are hiding out because it’s a pagan holiday, or just because they’re just too cheap to buy candy: Protip for kids: Go to the rich neighborhoods: they give out better candy. When I was a kids, sometimes they’d give out entire candy […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ creationism

Today’s strip deals with creationist ignorance: I wonder where the complex Abrahamic God sprang from? Oh, I forgot—it’s not complex, but very simple! And it was there all along! The strip, according to its author’s mass email, was inspired by this ridiculous video from Think Islam; the title is “Atheism explained in 45 seconds” (what […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ another way of knowing

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip is apparently a reprinted old one, as the authors says he/she has had “unforseen circumstances” (according to the subscriber’s email, it’s “bad family news”). Let’s wish the artist well. This is about as good a four-panel description of theology as I’ve seen. I’d love to put this as the frontispieces […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Literalism ‘n’ “moderate” Muslims

As most of us know, the Qur’an is supposed to be the direct and unfiltered word of Allah as dictated to Muhammad, and metaphorical interpretations of the Qur’an aren’t nearly as acceptable as they are for, say, the Bible.  The Jesus and Mo author reminds us of this, and of the insanity of “inerrant books”. The […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ metaphorical lattes

Today’s Jesus and Mo pwns both accommodationists like Alain de Botton as well as those Sophisticated Theologians™ who argue that “real” religion doesn’t make truth claims: Jesus is reading Alain de Botton’s book, Religion for Atheists, while Mo is, of course, perusing the only book that many Muslims see as worth reading.  

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ (Mo)rality

Today’s Jesus and Mo singles out a new study (reference below), but first the strip: Indeed!  Well, I suppose Jesus and Mo could simply dismiss the study, which I’m going to examine soon. Or, they could say that without religion you don’t have a good foundation or basis for morality. But what would that mean […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the “no true Muslim” fallacy

Today’s Jesus and Mo is particularly relevant in view of our discussions (and the apologists’ denials) about whether ISIS represents “true” Islam.  That denial is bunk, of course: one can make a case that ISIS is one of the truer forms of Islam. Regardless, it’s certainly representing the principles of one form of Islam. The J&M cartoonist’s note says this: “Jesus […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo, Calvin ‘n’ Hobbes, and Bonnie ‘n’ Clyde

This morning we have a fortuitous conjunction of three pairs of individuals—fortuitous because Albatross 2.0 will be done today and I will have little time to post here. Do not expect Deep Thoughts (which, according to philosophers and theologians, I don’t have anyway). First the latest Jesus and Mo, relevant to our discussion of theology […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ missionizing

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip was apparently inspired by a Torygraph piece reporting how Dominic Grieve, MP and “former Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland”, was kvetching because “aggressive secularism” was pushing religion in Britain “out of the public space” (my emphasis in excerpt below): Britain is at risk of being […]


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