Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ spanking

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “saved,” came with an email message:

Now there’s an image that would look good on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

And indeed, this kind of lunacy is the essence of Trinitarian Christianity:

I’d suggest becoming a “Patreon” of Jesus and Mo, even if you don’t have much to give on a regular basis. It’s a good strip and the author is of course risking his/her life by creating it,

10 Comments

  1. Posted May 3, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Christian-inanity needs three threads so it can tie itself in knots…

    • GBJames
      Posted May 3, 2017 at 8:38 am | Permalink

      heh

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted May 3, 2017 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      You Trinitarians are a trip. 🙂

  2. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted May 3, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    It is indeed sheer moral lunacy, and the worm in the apple of Western Christianity.

    This is the “penal substitution” theory of the atonement, first developed in slightly different form by Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 – 21 April 1109) and how this madness caught on remains a mystery. (Anselm also developed the worst argument for God in the history of Western culture, the ontological argument.)

    It is one of the five fundamentals of Christianity according to the fundamentalist movement.

    From Thomas Paine “The Age of Reason”
    “After the sermon was ended, I went into the garden, and as I was going down the garden steps (for I perfectly recollect the spot) I revolted at the recollection of what I had heard, and thought to myself that it was making God Almighty act like a passionate man, that killed his son, when he could not revenge himself any other way; and as I was sure a man would be hanged that did such a thing, I could not see for what purpose they preached such sermons. This was not one of those kind of thoughts that had anything in it of childish levity; it was to me a serious reflection, arising from the idea I had that God was too good to do such an action, and also too almighty to be under any necessity of doing it. I believe in the same manner to this moment; and I moreover believe, that any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system.”

    (And for a rebuttal from a non-evangelical Christian writer, George MacDonald, best known for his fantasy novels and being and influence on CS Lewis see http://formerfundy.blogspot.com/2010/08/george-macdonald-on-penal-substitution.html )

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted May 4, 2017 at 12:31 am | Permalink

      That baffled me at a young age too. If G*d was all-powerful, why didn’t he just (a) make people behave and (b) forgive them already. Instead of all this sending-Jesus-so-that- creeps-could-kill-him garbage that just looked like compounding the offence.

      And as for this mind-bending Trinity thing…

      cr

  3. darrelle
    Posted May 3, 2017 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    If only Jesus could have gone one further and sacrificed himself to himself in atonement for all human sins forever. But, nope. Instead there’s got to be Hell to eternally punish those who for various reasons don’t warrant that free pass. And that has gotten us thousands of years of this from Christianity . . .

    “You are going to see again the child about which you read in the Terrible Judgment, that it was condemned to hell. See! it is a pitiful sight. The little child is in this red hot oven. Hear the fire! It beats its head against the roof of the oven. It stamps its little feet on the floor. You can see on the face of this little child what you see on the faces of all in hell despair, desperate and horrible… This child committed very bad mortal sins, knowing well the harm of what it was doing, and knowing that hell would be the punishment. God was very good to this child. Very likely God saw that this child would get worse and worse, and would never repent, and so it would have to be punished much more in hell. So God, in His mercy, called it out of the world in its early childhood.”

    [From “Tracts for Spiritual Reading,” an officially approved Catholic Children’s book. In his Approbation, William Meagher, Vicar-General of Dublin, states “I have carefully read over this Little Volume for Children and have found nothing whatever in it contrary to the doctrines of the Holy Faith; but on the contrary, a great deal to charm, instruct and edify the youthful classes for whose benefit it has been written.”]

  4. Posted May 3, 2017 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Jesus apparently never learned the lesson we all did growing up: two worngs don’t make a right.

    Two Wrights made an airplane, of course, but that’s a different story….

    Cheers,

    b&

    • JonLynnHarvey
      Posted May 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

      Some trace the sentiment to Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil.

      Although disputed, some believe two (play)wrights (Will S and Chris Marlowe) made Henry VI, parts 1,2, and 3.

  5. Posted May 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I saw a billboard last weekend that said “Abortions break God’s heart.”

    I thought, “When a baby is born with leukemia, does that break God’s heart too?”

    Too bad you can’t debate a billboard.

  6. Posted May 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Self flagellation makes an egg, scrambled. Says it all really.


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