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  1. JayBee says:

    I laughed my a** out!

  2. Chris says:

    One of the best I’ve seen :D

  3. JohnnieCanuck says:

    OK, folks, caption time. What is the best riposte you can think of for the barmaid to use?

    Truly successful prayers are answered. Only the insane hear the answers.

    I think Mother Teresa did hear answers, for a little while. She really missed them when they stopped. Magical thinking really can cause misery.

  4. TB says:

    I think Barmaid should be half dead from laughter by now.

  5. dave heasman says:

    Don’t want to rain on your parade, but there are fewer wars going on now than for ages and ages. I doubt it’s the prayers, but the Pope is probably praying against Pat Robertson..

  6. Brian says:

    Absolutely. It’s the same argument as free will. God KNOWs everything; god CAN do everything, but he just chooses not to intervene. And god totally talked to people 1000 years ago when mental disorders were relatively unknown; he’s just said all he has to say now and ‘the heavens are closed.’ Oh, but he still speaks with a still small voice to the hearts of individuals, but he tells each person something just a little bit different just to fuck with you.

    Praise God/Allah/Whomever!

  7. Jrf says:

    Barmaid: “I would have remained stony silent, but I just though I’d point out that the absence of your two beers, just goes to show affirmation of their presence”

  8. arensb says:

    Truly successful prayers are answered. Only the insane hear the answers.

    Or as I like to put it, if God is omnipotent, how come a dose of clozapine can make him shut up?

  9. Gilraen says:

    “Jrf Says:

    Barmaid: “I would have remained stony silent, but I just though I’d point out that the absence of your two beers, just goes to show affirmation of their presence”

    ROTFL. Perfect answer.

  10. author says:

    Yes, Jrf’s answer is very close to what the barmaid actually said.

  11. [...] “Stony silence is just God’s way of saying ‘hi.’” At Jesus and Mo. [...]

  12. Toast in the machine says:

    Proof of the power of prayer:

    http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19025463.200-prayers-found-ineffective-in-speeding-recovery.html

    … only, probably not the proof they were hoping for.

  13. JayBee says:

    This is a great page concerning the “effect” of prayer with an extremely funny video excerpt (by Jon Stewart):
    http://www.yoism.org/?q=node/178

  14. TB says:

    Oi, a turkswoman rains insults on the author who asked for translation.

    Crap.

  15. MCS says:

    Re link provided by JayBee and the first video:

    Consider this: perhaps the people praying were praying the wrong way or were otherwise unacceptable prayer-senders. Didn’t the video clip show Buddhist monks? Who is to say that God wouldn’t have answered the prayers if it was some other group, eh?

    Or consider this: maybe the prayer actually prevented the post-surgical complications from being worse than they would have been without the prayer!!

    There really can be no end to “spinning” in such situations. And I guess we should be grateful for that, or how else could Jesus & Mo be so entertaining?

    Mark

  16. peterNW1 says:

    I don’t understand why Jesus and Mo are scoring own-goals like this. It suits the author’s point of view and makes them look stupid, but an author should defend his or her characters.

  17. fenchurch says:

    @peterNW1: Instead of the usual single protagonist, the author is using the buddy system.

    The author is actually using a valid narration technique in faithfully rendering these two in a picaresque style, with the Barmaid employed as their foil, and Moses as the sidekick. These are quite classic and conventional roles.

    Please note that they just *happen* to be stupid.

    As a result, we, the audience, love J&M for their boneheadedness. (Note that some may even be said to *worship* these fictional characters.)

  18. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Fenchurch! Wash your blasphemous mouth. We worship the Word of Author, as spoken through His earthly prophet Barmaid.

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