Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ faith versus fact

Here’s the latest Jesus and Mo strip, called “false.” A note in the email said “If you believe this, you’ll believe anything,” and below the cartoon it says this:

Expecting a big bonus from my Zionist paymasters for this one.

2016-12-14

The irony is strong in this one.

 

29 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    sub

  2. Posted December 14, 2016 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    When confronted with the matter of Bible contradictions, I once heard a Cristian apologist reply “I believe in contradictions.”

    • Ken Elliott
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      I lost my coffee on that one.

    • W.Benson
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 9:41 am | Permalink

      Me too!

    • Posted December 14, 2016 at 9:59 am | Permalink

      Checkmate, atheist!

    • Historian
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:02 am | Permalink

      Such a statement from a Christian should not be surprising. After all, the basis of Christianity is a contradiction: the trinity.

    • JonLynnHarvey
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

      Some contradictions are more manageable than others. We live with the contradictions of quantum physics because we figure the reality is something we can’t quite wrap our minds around and it makes correct predictions.

      But there really is no un-clumsy way to reconcile the conflicting birth narratives of Matthew and Luke. Their just opposed, period.

  3. BobTerrace
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Steven Colbert was a genius several years ago when he came up with “truthiness”. Unfortunately, with the Trump deplorables it is heading in the direction of becoming mainstream.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    The really disgusting part of this is that our own keeper of truth, journalism is about dead. So now you can believe everything or nothing, just like Trump.

    • rickflick
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      Maybe it’s just me, but I think I’ve noticed a bit more feistiness in the press lately. I think they are trying to come to grips with people who give interviews to affirm that truth, as we knew it, is dead…contradiction is the new truth.
      I saw Stephanopolas grill one of Trump’s apologists the other day, quite successfully. Also, Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour, normally as passive as they come, has begun to ask followup questions that have some punch.
      Let’s watch. Things are likely to get more interesting after the inauguration.

      • Randall Schenck
        Posted December 14, 2016 at 11:46 am | Permalink

        I think you are correct and lately it is getting a bit better but that’s all too little to late. Once the fox is in charge of the hen house is a hell of a time to wake up. I can’t remember the quote from Ben Franklin, when asked what had been accomplished at the convention in Philly, but I will look it up.

        • Randall Schenck
          Posted December 14, 2016 at 11:47 am | Permalink

          He said a Republic if we can keep it.

        • Randall Schenck
          Posted December 14, 2016 at 11:58 am | Permalink

          Actually I think this from George Mason, 1787 was more to the point…

          This govt. will set out a moderate aristocracy: it is at present impossible to foresee whether it will, in its operation, produce a monarchy, or a corrupt, tyrannical aristocracy; it will most likely vibrate some years between the two and then terminate in the one or the other.

        • rickflick
          Posted December 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

          You’re right. The press was caught flat footed. But, I can feel their pain. There has never been a candidate like Trump before and there has never been an election like this. Let’s hope they begin from day one of the term to hold Trumps feet to the fire – endlessly if necessary.

  5. eric
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    This thing about Russia hacking the GOP and Dems is just a baseless liberal plot! But they couldn’t knock him down – the Donald has been showing his toughness and strength of character ever since he went on TV and told Putin to hack and publish Crooked Hilary’s emails.
    🙂
    or maybe more apropos,
    😦

    • Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

      I see a silver lining in this affair because it may have opened the eyes of some Americans to the nature of Russia.

  6. eric
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    How about another: Nobody knows whether climate change is real, but Ireland you must give me permission to build a seawall around my golf course, because climate change.

  7. Kevin
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Conspiracy theories are all but lost on me. I think part of it is apathy. I just don’t care, for example, who killed JFK. He’s dead. Move on.

    When I was growing up I noticed a correlation between people who loved staying up on news and their disposition for either believing or given some credence to particular conspiracy theories. As opposed to people who rarely looked at the news (like myself) and could care less about the most recent attempts to explain some event as not being caused in the manner most people think.

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:26 am | Permalink

      I must disagree with part of your comment. Staying Up with the News, as you say should have nothing to do with the desire for conspiracy beliefs. The primary factor here is the quality of the “news” you are getting. For people who rarely look at the news, I assume reading the news as well, they would simply qualify as the uninformed.

    • BobTerrace
      Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      I have found just the opposite. The willfully uninformed are the ones who believe conspiracy theories and deny facts and contrary evidence.

  8. Posted December 14, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    FEMA camps? They’re real.
    Chemtrails? They’re real, too.
    Homeopathy? It totally works.
    Moon landing? Staged.
    New World Order, Bilderbergs, Illuminati, etc? They all control everything, for sure.

    Climate change? Whoa. I think a little skepticism is a good thing. You don’t want to believe just any old thing, you know.

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 17, 2016 at 2:11 am | Permalink

      Right on!

      😀

  9. Posted December 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    “It never happened, but it was great” is a an beautifully concise summary of the beliefs of German neo-nazis. Have got to remember that for future reference.

  10. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted December 14, 2016 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I tend to have wayyyy more time on my hands in the summer than the rest of the year (because I am a private tutor.)

    A few years ago I decided to watch both an Alex Jones documentary on Obama and read a detailed summary of Dinesh D’Souza’s on the same.

    The two documentaries are entirely conflicting, and cannot possibly BOTH be true.

    And I couldn’t help wondering how many right-wingers had watched both of them and on some level actually believed both of them.

  11. Posted December 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I dunno. Aleppo, Syria, Sandy Hook,9/11, the Holocaust–for some reason I’m losing my ability to joke anymore. And I used to enjoy Sick jokes. I must be getting old.

    • Posted December 14, 2016 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

      No. Just burned out. Recover. You’re needed here. I don’t know how to recover, because I have burn out, too, but I know we must, and we have to keep pushing on.

    • Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      The title of a report: “Aleppo freed, 80,000 refugees are heading for Turkey”. It doesn’t seem to have been intentionally conceived as dark humor.

  12. steve
    Posted December 15, 2016 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    I swear Jesus and Mo are sitting on a bench on Stephen Barnard’s property (where a lot of his pictures are shot from)!!!

  13. steve
    Posted December 15, 2016 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    And that is not a conspiracy theory. Look at the evidence — look at past readers’ pictures posts!


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