Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Thor

The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “gods”, came with this email message and a link:

The Pope has been complaining again. 

No comment needed except that Jesus and Mo are shrinking too. . .




  1. Posted December 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    There’s a scene in American Gods where ‘Mr Wednesday’ has to break the news to the deluded Ostara that just because people celebrate Easter doesn’t mean they still worship her. That honour goes to the dozens of Jesuses attending her party.

  2. Posted December 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Meanwhile, Jews are (or at least it would be understandable if they were) complaining that Saturday has lost its meaning as the Sabbath.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      Not for Seventh Day Adventists like HUD Secretary Ben Carson — who at Trump’s request today said “grace” (as one does before cabinet meetings).

  3. Alpha Neil
    Posted December 20, 2017 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    On a related note, we have a new saint

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted December 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

      Surprised we can’t see the stigmata in that photograph.

  4. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted December 20, 2017 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I guess the fact that all three Thor movies were released on a Friday shows that they are correct, although like most other movies in Australia, they were released there on Thursday.

    There remains a small remnant of the faithful who hold mead-drinking parties specifically on Thursday, so not all is lost. 🙂

    In fact, if you want to have an religious foundation for beer on Wednesday (Wodan/Odin), and Thursday (Thor), and Friday (Freya), all you need to do is to purchase the following.
    (These are the same three Days of the week whose patrons appear in both all three Marvel comics Thor movies, and in Wagner’s Ring cycle).

    I’m so excited by this, I think I’m going to revive the Thor religion. I propose the following as it’s main theme song.


    4 days of the week (Tues-Fri) are named after Norse gods or goddesses, one after a Roman God (Saturday) and two after astronomical objects (Sunday and Monday).

    But while the Moon (Monday) often has goddesses associated with it, Friday is the only day associated directly with a goddess, Frigg or Freia. As such, I am surprised that New Agey feminists haven’t done more to claim it.

    • darrelle
      Posted December 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

      If I get to drink those beers, I’m in.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

        You might like to try the SkullSplitter too.
        I’d have to check but I suspect they get their names – appropriately enough – from the Orkneyinga Saga. Yes it looks like they do – they sometimes have the Skulsplitter taps supported by “Bloodaxe”.

    • Mark R.
      Posted December 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

      Hollywood always debuts their movies on a Friday, based on the tradition set by the blockbuster Gone with the Wind which debuted on a Friday- 12/15/39. It has always been a way to judge a movie’s success by its opening weekend box office receipts. There has been a long tradition of “midnight showings” where potential big movies or cult movies open on Friday’s midnight. The viewers consider the movie opening on Thursday, but the receipts count towards the weekend opening. I don’t know when it changed, but now almost every big movie (the last Thor included) debuts on Thursday night. There are usually two showings, one at approx. 8 and one at 10. These showings don’t count as opening weekend numbers (afaik) but the strategy is to get more teenagers to line up on Thursdays so they can talk about it on Friday and boost Friday sales. If the movie sucks I guess it can backfire. But Hollywood is keen to realize word-of-mouth-and-text is important.

      Sheesh, sorry for this long winded explanation, but at least you know Thor is opening on Thursdays now.

      Those look like mighty fine beers.

    • Posted December 21, 2017 at 4:20 am | Permalink


    • nicky
      Posted December 21, 2017 at 8:16 am | Permalink

      I think that Odin’s day Tuesday and Wodan’s day Wednesday are named after the same god, Woden, Vodin (West-Germanic), Odin (Norse).

      • JonLynnHarvey
        Posted December 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

        No, Tuesday is named after Tyr, a son of Odin, though both have been God of War at some time or another.

        • Steve
          Posted December 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

          Tuesday also correlates with the French Mardi, named after Mars, the Roman war god.

  5. DiscoveredJoys
    Posted December 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Terry Pratchett’s “Small Gods”. Gods need their religious followers’ belief to prosper.

    • GBJames
      Posted December 20, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      That’s the premise of The Almighty Johnsons, too. Norse gods living with greatly reduced powers in New Zealand because people don’t believe in them anymore.

  6. busterggi
    Posted December 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I understand a fair number of women would like to have a Hemsworthday every week.

  7. Posted December 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    We are all athorists.

    • Posted December 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

      I’m not.

      • Posted December 20, 2017 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

        If you’ve given an eye to the All-Father, then Yggdrasil bless and keep you. If not you’re no true Norseman.

        • gravelinspector-Aidan
          Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

          Surely, if you’re a true Norseman, then Heiðrún will keep you. In mead, if nothing else. See also the otherwise incomprehensible article about Luke Skywalker glugging milk.
          You know, if someone did a Kickstarter (other crowdfunding services are available) for gene-engineering a mead-milking goat, I’d have to consider whether or not to chip a few coins into the pot.

          • gravelinspector-Aidan
            Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

            Forgot link : Heiðrún

          • Posted December 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

            Tout à fait ! Le hydromel doux, trop doux.

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