Jesus ‘n ‘ Mo ‘n’ Mother Teresa

This week’s Jesus and Mo is called “saint”, and is quite timely. In fact, the Barmaid’s remarks are accurate, at least as far as Monica Besra is concerned. I’m not sure about the guy with the brain tumor.


  1. Kevin
    Posted September 7, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    The Mother Teresa phenomena is a remarkable example of how humans, like lambs, can follow without thinking. I am afraid that’s not a miracle, but sheer dumbness.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted September 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      “like lambs”

      Or goats.

  2. ploubere
    Posted September 7, 2016 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    It takes a remarkable abandonment of rational thought to believe in any of the Catholic church’s miracles.

  3. eric
    Posted September 7, 2016 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Grumble grumble. Holy people these days. Why, back in my day, you have to be able to fly before the RCC granted you sainthood. (He’s the patron saint of aviators, of course!) Cancer remission after you’re dead? Bah! Grumble grumble…🙂

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

      “Cancer remission after you’re dead?”

      I believe cancer does indeed go into remission after death, yes.

      (taking things too literally, as usual)

  4. Art
    Posted September 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Very long ago, when I was a public school student, I was forced to attend Catholic religious instructions once a week after school. One day our presiding nun announced that she would enlighten us as to the sacred accomplishments of our name saints, as documented in the Catholic book of the sanctified (a thick tome, if I remember correctly). When she got to me, she was aghast that there was no Saint Arthur listed in the book! I had no saintly name! The shame was more than implied. Of course, this was pre-computer, -Internet, and -Wikipedia. I have since learned that there was a Saint Arthur of Glastonbury, whose only claim to fame was that he was martyred by Henry VIII for something or other. Such were sown the seeds of my atheism….

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted September 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

      A king trumps a saint, any day.


  5. stuartcoyle
    Posted September 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    So I wonder how many people prayed to Mother Teresa to cure their cancer and subsequently died of it? I bet it was more than two.

    • Posted September 11, 2016 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

      If Mother Theresa simultaneously cured every case of cancer on Earth, would that have only qualified as one miracle or multiple?

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