Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Thor

Today’s Jesus and Mo is called “idiot”, which of course is arrant ableism! Thor, apparently, has left the building.

21 Comments

  1. Posted January 3, 2018 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Where is Odin in this?!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      Let me guess. How about, In the car park, with numerous other Æsir-of-diminished-stature, various battle axes, swords, daggers and clubs.
      Methinks, the Barmaid will have some redecorating to do before this has played out.

  2. rickflick
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    The New Atheism made it acceptable and satisfying to mock religion. A major accomplishment.

    • Claudia Baker
      Posted January 3, 2018 at 11:55 am | Permalink

      Absolutely.

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

      In some parts of the world.
      I was invited over the holiday season to tender for a series of jobs that will almost certainly mean spending several months in countries with a death penalty for being an atheist. I have to work out how to factor that into my calculations of day-rate to demand. And decide whether / how to point this out to anyone I have to sub-contract to.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

        Reply to rickflick, but doesnt seem to thread properly.

        • rickflick
          Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

          I think the countries with death penalties are trying to figure out who your friends are. They are following your threads to me.

          • gravelinspector-Aidan
            Posted January 3, 2018 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

            [Hums “shark” theme from Jaws]

  3. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    There’s more than one amusing discussion about Thor between Richard Dawkins and Bill O’Reilly which right now I am unable to find.
    In both of them, BillO reasons pretty much like this cartoon.

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted January 3, 2018 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I remember one where Bill says something like, “But God is real.”

  4. YF
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    J n’ M is an insightful comic. But some inconsistencies bother me about it. First, J and M are close buddies, which is not realistic at all for members of rival faiths. Second, M drinks, which is not particularly Islamic. Am I being too critical? Or is their friendship/alcohol abuse supposed to be ironic?

    • Posted January 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

      In comic-world, all things are possible if it is funny. Dilbert can impregnate Dagwood Bumstead, who gives birth to Garfield.
      But only if its funny.

      • Posted January 5, 2018 at 11:58 am | Permalink

        Their animated counterparts have long known this:

        “Eddie: D’you mean to tell me you could’ve taken your hand outta that cuff at any time?!

        Roger: No. Not at any time. Only when it was funny.”

    • atheist in a foxhole
      Posted January 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      In Islam, Jesus is regarded as real and just another prophet, not the messiah. So he and Mo could get along.

      Also, I have a muslim friend who drinks, smokes, gambles, hangs out with people of all faiths and goes to mosque regularly. He tells me he’s a bad muslim but he’s doing his best.

      • Posted January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

        Sounds like he *is* doing his best!

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted January 3, 2018 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

      “First, J and M are close buddies, which is not realistic at all for members of rival faiths.”

      You don’t suppose that, somewhere in heaven or hell, there is a secluded pub where Hitler and Stalin hang out and swap war stories? (And look down on Mussolini as a wannabe). Or, make it the respective heads of the KGB and the CIA if you prefer.

      Point is that, even if their organisations are at loggerheads, individuals may find they have something in common.

      cr

    • Posted January 4, 2018 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      J and M are close buddies, which is not realistic at all for members of rival faiths

      No? I think it happens quite a lot.

      In any case, Jesus and Mo were both founders of their respective faiths. My RE teacher at school – a Christian fundamentalist – argued that the people who make the rules are not subject to the rules.

    • Posted January 30, 2018 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

      I think that historical Mo existed and I guess he did drink, he just said that others shouldn’t. Like other Muslims had to limit themselves to 4 wives but he could have more.

  5. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    The idiot is always the last to know. Or was that the husband?

  6. nicky
    Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Except for being ridiculous, there is really nothing funny about Christianity and Islam indeed, that’s why these J&M cartoons are so much so.

    • Posted January 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

      I think both are funny… from a safe distance.


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