Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ apologetics

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “delete”, uses ideological impurity in a clever way: to indict Muhammad (and by proxy, Islam) for ancient sayings that Muslims have supposedly rescinded. But they really haven’t: most Muslims read the Qur’an literally. It’s not so much apologizing for the bad bits as ignoring them—just as Christians do with the Old Testament.

9 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Had no idea Mo was a tweeter. Just another reason to stay away, as if Trump were not enough.

  2. busterggi
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I wonder where Mo got all those awful ideas from/?

  3. rickflick
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Yesterday I saw a clip that came up in my FB showing two teenage girls being stoned to death by a large crowd of men. So, a lot of the bad bits are not only in circulation, they are being acted upon in the most barbaric way. Delete should mean the whole sorry text.

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 1, 2018 at 3:11 am | Permalink

      If only the whole civilized world would unite in outrage…

      • rickflick
        Posted February 1, 2018 at 6:17 am | Permalink

        That would take leadership, which is in short supply lately.

  4. CJColucci
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    The cartoon would also work with the parts reversed.

  5. Posted January 31, 2018 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Atheist since age 17, so I don’t speak for Christians, but I was raised in the Southern Baptist Church. Baptists did not “ignore” the Old Testamemt, but rather considered it to be more background information. It is just not considered by most denominations, as I understand it, to be the basis of their religion, which is the New Testament.

    I spent a year at Baylor and had to take Old and New Testament classes. I remember my OT professor saying that the OT was “a history of the Jewish people from their perspective”.

    If you questioned a Baptist about OT edicts on social behavior or rules of war, the Baptist would just say, “that was true for them but not anymore”.

    Too bad more Muslims cannot look at their historical myths this way.

    • Posted February 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

      Who is to write the New Testament for Islam, and what is the life expectancy of those who would try? (Not that the Christian New Testament is free of bad stuff.)


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