The new Jesus and Mo strip “crime” is a bit problematic to me. If religion is a sham because it ‘tricks’ criminals into behaving themselves, why aren’t any forms of deterrence or imprisonment the same kind of “tricks”? In one case your fear of God keeps you lawful; in the other case it’s the fear of the law (or fear of diasapprobation). Granted, there’s no God to really punish you, while there are police, but being good is being good. I do realize that it’s always better to act on the truth (i.e., there’s no evidence for a god, punitive or otherwise) and behave on rational than on fictional grounds, but if that’s the artist’s point, it’s very subtle. Besides, the net effect of religion on people’s behavior these days is by no means certain to be positive.