Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ FACTS

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “facts,” reveals that the pair know the epistemic weakness of the faiths they founded:

16 Comments

  1. Posted March 15, 2017 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    This one is a gem.

  2. eric
    Posted March 15, 2017 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    AIUI, this attitude (about politics, rather than religion) is what originally drove Colbert to coin the term ‘truthiness.’

  3. Jim Knight
    Posted March 15, 2017 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    I hope Trump sees this one…!

    • dorcheat
      Posted March 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      Not to mention all of Trump’s press assistants: Spicer, Conway, etc…

  4. Posted March 15, 2017 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Reality is that which keeps biting you in the netherbits even when you pretend otherwise.

    b&

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted March 15, 2017 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      Reality is that which, when you stop thinking about it, doesn’t go away. – old tagline

      cr

  5. rickflick
    Posted March 15, 2017 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    It’s time to play, “The Truth” or consequences.

    • Posted March 15, 2017 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      True fact: she turned me into a newt. The consequences? Well, I got better….

      b&

      • rickflick
        Posted March 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

        No further lest you had over this fact: What is the air speed velocity of an unladen quail?

        • Posted March 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

          I use a ladle for chicken soup, not quail.

          b&

  6. Posted March 15, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    “Fact” often means “fact statement”, or worse, “true fact statement”, but …

  7. Posted March 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    This really hits home on the Why Evolution is True website, named after the awesome book, Why Evolution is True. You never know how many out there are asking “But what if the truth isn’t factual?”

  8. Mark R.
    Posted March 15, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Facebook is putting warnings on fake stories? I don’t do facebook, but I guess that’s ok…seems like a daunting task.

    • jeremy pereira
      Posted March 17, 2017 at 8:09 am | Permalink

      I don’t see what the problem is. I apply the same rule to Facebook as I do to movies: all films are fiction unless there is strong independent evidence to corroborate them.

  9. Posted March 15, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I don’t trust Facebook to verify the truth any more than I’d trust Twitter.

    Look how often posts are deleted which are factual but express inconvenient truths.

    Truth, on social media, is determined by who complains first and who complains the most.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted March 15, 2017 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

      I don’t trust Facebook to verify the truth any more than I’d trust Twitter.

      I don’t think they do, non-FarceBooker though I am. When I saw this discussed, they were doing something like checking to see if the story was repeated on “respected” websites.


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