Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ straight talk

Here’s today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “little”. The email came with a note from the artist:

I once saw a video of Medhi Hasan responding to a point made by a debating opponent by saying, “That’s really patronising.” This prompted a big cheer from his supporters in the audience – as if he had just made an knock-out point. But
that wasn’t not a point at all. It was just an admission that he was capable of being be patronised. If you don’t want to be patronised, stop being so patronisable.

Likewise, it’s not a “point” to say “I’m offended.”

The artist has a Patreon account, and you might consider throwing a few bucks his/her way.

16 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    But please do not stop patronizing the pup.

    • Randy schenck
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      sorry..pub.

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 21, 2017 at 12:33 am | Permalink

      Jeez, what a faux pas on WEIT! That must be Freudian. 😀

  2. ian Clark
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    It funny because it’s true.

    • ian Clark
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 8:50 am | Permalink

      It’s* (are comments editable? Note to self – don’t rush.)

      • Diane G.
        Posted September 21, 2017 at 12:36 am | Permalink

        “…are comments editable?”

        Is the Pope female?

        😉

        (I.e., no. No matter how many times we gnash our teeth and pull out our hare… 😉 )

  3. Mark Joseph
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    OK, now *that’s* funny!

  4. helenahankart
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Triggered! Triggered!

  5. rom
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    That was funny …

    Just be careful when you use such a tactic. Especially when your wife accuses you of being patronising.

  6. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    The point is that the barmaid is no longer being patronizing but just directly derogatory of beliefs (though she says “It’s stupid” not “You are stupid”). Patronizing implies a condescension that may be more obvious than the speaker realizes.

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    Jesus and Mo would not be helped either by Harold Bloom’s theory that the J passages of the Torah are by a woman, nor by the minority theory that Epistle to the Hebrews was by a woman, as the arguments presuppose a not-so-divine authority behind the Biblical authorship.

    • rom
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

      While not preceded with a “I think” the barmaid could very well be prescribing a statement of fact. I certainly can be ‘stupid’ at times, never mind what my beliefs or behaviours happen to be at the time.

      If you are willing to call out someone as being patronising be prepared for a response. It won’t necessarily be all lovey dovey. Also be prepared to understand that some of your beliefs may actually be stupid and have it pointed out.

      I am.

    • Taz
      Posted September 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      I took the barmaid’s “written by men” to mean written by people as opposed to being written (or dictated) by god.

      • JonLynnHarvey
        Posted September 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

        I would have had it been a bartender, but the barmaid’s gender leads to to suspect otherwise.

        • Diane G.
          Posted September 21, 2017 at 12:39 am | Permalink

          Hmm, it doesn’t strike me that she’d dilute her point by going all feminist in this case.

          • John Ottaway
            Posted September 22, 2017 at 5:16 am | Permalink

            I took her as being gender specific, because of the way women are treated in religious texts, which I also think strengthens her point, not dilutes it.

            It shows that they are so obviously of their time, rather than written as rules for moral living, throughout time

  7. Posted September 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    🐜


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