Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the osculation of faith

The new Jesus and Mo, called “force,” came in an email with this message:

Jesus and Mo should cheer up. The good old days are making a come-back.

I presume the “come-back” refers to the recent deference of people towards Islam and the rise of the Right in both Europe and America.



  1. eric
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I was thinking last night about how most of the terrorism in the US in the 1970s and early 1980s was associated with left-win groups who thought violence was a legitimate response to perceived social ills. So in some sense, it’s not just the right that’s trying to go back in time; the regressive left is doing something similar.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Good old days…like a Trump election. The republicans know how to take you back. Back to the dark ages when a stone of your own to throw at someone just because you could.

  3. rickflick
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    In Susan Jacobi’s “Strange Gods, A Secular History of Conversion”, the point about religious tolerance is the underlying theme of the book. While Europe slowly groped it’s way toward modernity, the founding of the U.S. was a remarkable clean break. Tolerance was written into the government’s language. As late as 1766, just 10 years before the declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”, in France Catholics beheaded and burned a man for owning a book by Voltaire, singing impious songs, and failing to bow to the Eucharist.

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 16, 2017 at 2:11 am | Permalink

      One hopes the rise of secular western democracies won’t turn out to be just “one brief, shining moment”–our Camelot; or Sagan’s guttering candle finally asphyxiating…

      • rickflick
        Posted February 16, 2017 at 4:22 am | Permalink

        Probably all cultures have had the same wish.

        • Diane G.
          Posted February 17, 2017 at 12:43 am | Permalink

          Well, aren’t you reassuring…


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