Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ wisdom

The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “born,” is a bit convoluted, and to my mind is not as funny or incisive as some previous strips. However, Jesus and Mo has been going for 13 years, so the artist is allowed to have an off day.

In honor of the strip’s 13th birthday on Friday, the artist is offering a signed print of any J&M strip of your choice if you donate at the $4/month level or above. You can do so at the Jesus and Mo Patreon site, and specify in an email or Patreon message which strip you want (there’s a contact form on the J&M website).

 

11 Comments

  1. Hempenstein
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    If the recipe for soap could be found in any holy book, it might be worthy of recognition as a contribution to the advance of civilization. Otherwise…

    • rickflick
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      I think in Islamic texts it reminds people to wash. That’s not a bad suggestion. I wonder, though, if in desert countries they were able to find sources of water.
      “Thus the emergence of the first soap – or at least the first use of soap. A soap-like material found in clay cylinders during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soapmaking was known as early as 2800 B.C. Inscriptions on the cylinders say that fats were boiled with ashes, a soap-making method.”

      • Hempenstein
        Posted November 21, 2018 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

        As I understand it, the recipe was lost, and it took many centuries before someone hit on it again – I think after the Middle Ages.

  2. John Crisp
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I find it quite snappy and incisive, though admittedly somewhat derivative of the “I’m clever and handsome and wise and modest” trope (or as he who must not be named would put it: “Sure I’m modest, I’m the modestest, there’s never been anyone as modest as me…”

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      he who must not be named would put it: “Sure I’m modest, I’m the modestest, there’s never been anyone as modest as me…

      Ummm, Groucho? Or some other Marxist?

    • Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      “Pass me the Person of the Year award while you are at it. Then let’s talk more about me.”

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted November 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      I think it’s really good too.

      Different cartoons are always going to appeal to different people is different ways. There are some Jerry really likes that don’t appeal to me as much as this one. If we were all the same etc.

  3. Ken Kukec
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    … Jesus and Mo has been going for 13 years, so the artist is allowed to have an off day.

    Even Caruso sang an off note on occasion, I bet.

    Author’s an international treasure (at least everywhere outside freakin’ Pakistan).

  4. W.T. Effingham
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    “Knowledge” , “and Wisdom” and insufficient data for a meaningful answer.

  5. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted November 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    In an entirely different way, a religion that says you are NOT wise can have pernicious effects, because it leaves the flock open to brain-washing by an authoritarian leader.

    Furthermore, a religion which says that the wisdom it imparts is essential to salvation is especially pernicious as is any religion that claims that it alone is a source of its wisdom.

    By contrast, a religion which merely promotes wisdom for its own sake, and believes that its wisdom is more or less publicly verifiable is somewhat less pernicious.

  6. Diane G
    Posted November 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

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