Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Notre Dame

Here’s a timely Jesus and Mo cartoon,  called “dame” and produced barely a day after the event it discusses. It came with an email note, “t’s a miracle that we managed to get this cartoon out today. Thanks, God!” The last panel raises the question that must be asked of all those who said that the intact cross and altar were miracles, “Why did God allow the fire to happen at all?”

But of course His ways are mysterious. Maybe it was God’s way of letting people know that the Cathedral needed a complete renovation.


  1. mfdempsey1946
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Whenever something horrible happens, God gets none of the blame.

    Whenever something wonderful happens, God gets all of the credit.


    • murali
      Posted April 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

      That is not true! He took all the blame for wiping out everyone but the Noah family. I have a lot of respect for the chap.

  2. Historian
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    This is one of the best!

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Thank g*d all that money just keeps pouring in. What will burn next.

    • Posted April 17, 2019 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

      Ages ago, I was told that responsible people should keep a budget. I tried, but I never could properly accommodate the things that “burned” (i.e. got broken / lost / stolen…). So I returned to managing my finances by intuition. And so to this day.

  4. Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    If Jesus is better understood, and if his teaching is properly interpreted, how easy it would all be, givan that all the faiths beleive in him, amen, great cartoon

  5. demfromsc
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    My first thought was that “god” was sending the Catholics a message to quit hiring child molesters…

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted April 17, 2019 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      Or maybe a reminder of the admonition in Matthew 6:5-6 that only hypocrites pray out in the open in big churches or on street corners, that the Lord prefers prayer said in private from the sanctity of one’s closet.

      I mean, sure, it comes about 900 years too late, going by how long ago Notre Dame was built, but what’s a millennium one way or the other to an Eternal Being?

      • Lee
        Posted April 17, 2019 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

        “… that the Lord prefers prayer … from the sanctity of one’s closet.”

        A lot of Catholic priests are still in the closet. That’s supposed to be pleasing to God?

  6. Alex K.
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    This is at that point the bartender should have said, “For fuck’s sake.”

  7. Posted April 17, 2019 at 10:35 am | Permalink


  8. Posted April 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    The git in the sky has finally realized

  9. Posted April 17, 2019 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Whoops… as I was saying, that the faithful are leaving, and it’s time for some attention grabbing headlines and an update to some premises for the 21st century, taking a cue from popular Francis and the CC.

  10. A C Harper
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    According to news headlines “Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque struck by fire on SAME night Notre Dame burns”.

    Divine intervention must have been on a sickie that night.

  11. Dave137
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Far more upsetting was the loss of Brazil’s National Museum and many of its irreplaceable, and actually important, artifacts.

    Notre Dame is a part of human history and certainly has a role in the history of engineering and architecture. So it’s unfortunate that the fire took place.

    But it’s also caustically hilarious how millions of dollars now pour in for, at the end of the day, a building, while innumerable humanitarian problems are both rife and without funding. More of that religiously minded prioritization on display.

    • Posted April 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      I think religion has little to do here and if the Eiffel Tower had been damaged, there would also be huge donations.

      • Dave137
        Posted April 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

        Well, no. In that hypothetical, those who support re-building an icon such as the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t simultaneously pretend to hold the keys to absolute morality.

        One would think that those who feign such “divine” authority would seek to spend that money on people rather than a burnt cathedral.

        They’ve raised an enormous amount of money in a very short amount of time. Too bad they don’t care about poverty or basic research in the same way.

        • Posted April 18, 2019 at 1:22 am | Permalink

          Poor people also need architectural beauty to look at – even more than rich people, because the latter can build or buy beautiful homes, while the poor put up with cheap ugly housing and have only public buildings to enjoy.

          Not to mention that spending directly on people is a double-edged sword.

  12. enl
    Posted April 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    According to Faux Newz, Jesus was visible in the flames. (

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted April 18, 2019 at 1:04 am | Permalink

      Oh yeah, I can quite clearly see the shape of a standing figure in flowing robes. It is, quite plainly, a Druid. 😎


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