Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ homophobia

Today’s Jesus and Mo, called “grave,” came with the terse email note, “God is obsessed!” Indeed: you’d think he’d have other things to worry about.

 

14 Comments

  1. Roger
    Posted February 13, 2019 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    “Grave” may well be the most hilarious word in the Catholic vocabulary.

  2. Posted February 13, 2019 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Homoeroticism is the substrate that motivates apostolic reaction formation.

    As Hitchens so gently phrased it: No child behind left.

    • Bric
      Posted February 13, 2019 at 10:43 am | Permalink

      Please don’t confuse homosexuality with paedophilia

      • Posted February 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

        Apologies. I didn’t mean to imply a conflation. Sexual repression via asceticism results in a contamination of psychological maturation, regardless of proclivity.

  3. Sastra
    Posted February 13, 2019 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Injecting morality right into the “ natural order” of nature allows right and wrong to be completely arbitrary. You can argue and demonstrate what does and doesn’t cause harm to people. But how can you point to the harm of a damaged natural order?

    You might as well insist that going swimming or wearing green causes “grave harm to the natural order” instead of castigating homosexuality. It’s all equally random. It just has to seem Not Really Nice to someone, and that turns into a message from God.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted February 13, 2019 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Extremely worried about homosexuality but Pedophilia, not so much.

  5. TJR
    Posted February 13, 2019 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Is this why god allows so much homosexuality in the vatican, because that’s the best place to keep an eye on it?

  6. Posted February 13, 2019 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Rowan atkinson in Not the Nine o’clock News circa 1979…

  7. Posted February 13, 2019 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    Rowan Atkinson in Not the Nine o’clock News circa 1979… “god just wants you to have a rotten life…”

  8. Heather Hastie
    Posted February 13, 2019 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    The Bible refers to shellfish as an abomination more often than homosexuality. Why doesn’t religion condemn shrimp cocktail eaters to the same extent it does gay people?

    • Posted February 14, 2019 at 6:32 am | Permalink

      I’m probably telling you something you already know, but it is because the Bible is just the excuse. The homophobia comes from somewhere else.

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted February 14, 2019 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

        I agree, but I don’t think it’s just that either. Sex is a very good way to control people. Control people’s sex lives and you control them. It’s why, imo, so many religions have so many rules around sex. It’s impossible to conform to them all, which leads to guilt, which leads to a need to atone. It’s a vicious circle, designed to keep power in the hands of religion.

        • infiniteimprobabilit
          Posted February 14, 2019 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

          I prefer the approach, ‘If Jesus died for my sins, it would be only charitable to make it worth His while.’

          😎

          cr

      • Heather Hastie
        Posted February 14, 2019 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

        It also gives people a focus for their hatred and aggression, which is even worse.


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