Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ morals

The “new” Jesus and Mo strip, called “spin,” is actually a resurrection from 2008, as the author is, as they say, “on hols”. Since this site began in 2009, I won’t have posted it before. In the intervening years, of course, “retard” has become a word one shouldn’t use.

 

16 Comments

  1. BobTerrace
    Posted August 16, 2017 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    I think the use of “retarding” is correct in this case. It is being used to mean hold back. This seems to me to be very different than referring to an individual.

    • Craw
      Posted August 16, 2017 at 9:20 am | Permalink

      Yes. The joke is the misunderstanding by the two gentlemen in the strip. That they think and express themselves in such terms is part of the moral failing indicated.

  2. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 16, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    “Will no one rid me of these meddlesome retards?”

  3. Posted August 16, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I guess I should use the ‘slowey downey’ thing on my truck from now on.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • helenahankart
      Posted August 17, 2017 at 11:33 am | Permalink

      I’ve made sure that all my soft furnishings are coated with flame-special educational needs as well. Cant be to careful!

    • Diane G.
      Posted August 18, 2017 at 4:20 am | Permalink

      Lol!

  4. Posted August 16, 2017 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Jesus: “What have you done to deserve heaven?”

    Lincoln: “I freed the slaves.”

    Jesus (thinking to himself): “Now why didn’t I think of that?”

    • Mark Joseph
      Posted August 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

      Oh, my. That’s excellent!

      Reminds me of the meme I’ve seen: He could have prohibited either shellfish or slavery. He chose shellfish.

      • Diane G.
        Posted August 17, 2017 at 3:27 am | Permalink

        Love both of those!

  5. David Duncan
    Posted August 16, 2017 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    “In the intervening years, of course, “retard” has become a word one shouldn’t use.”

    Retard has always been a word one shouldn’t use. (I used it in the playground back in the day, and others used it against me. That doesn’t justify it.)

    OTOH, as BobTerrace says in 1, the barmaid used retarding correctly.

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted August 16, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

      I agree. It’s never been an acceptable word, the barmaid used it correctly, and it’s typical of the religious to try and twist ut to her calling them nanes.

      • Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

        I disagree. There was a time when the word “retarded” was an official term for “person with learning difficulties”. Of course children pick up on these things and they become a playground insult. Another one I remember from my youth is “spastic”, once a perfectly acceptable term for a certain disability, now more or less taboo because people pick up on it and use it as an insult.

        The fundamental problem isn’t the words but the concept of using a disability as an insult.

        • Heather Hastie
          Posted August 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

          I remember spastic being a normal term, and now that you’ve reminded me, retarded was a normal word when I was a kid too. So I stand corrected.

        • Brian Davis
          Posted August 18, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

          “Retarded” hasn’t completely fallen out of use. I just sent in my membership renewal to Voice Of The Retarded.

  6. rickflick
    Posted August 16, 2017 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I wish I could memorize barmaid’s lines in this one. It might come in handy.

    • Glenda
      Posted August 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      +1


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