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Well, some of us.
(One of the 80% not from Cincinnati. Actually from England. But in NZ.)
Jesus is behaving quite promiscuously, ain’t he?
Knew I was justified in think teleologically about this strip.
….thinking…. (oops – should do more of it!)
My goodness what precocious prodigy
Study the subject of teleology
From the mouths of babes
come no unbelieving raves
For that they must age and learn technology.
That’s pretty effing funny. One of the best, actually.
can someone send a copy to John C Lennox who has kept us amused recently with this argument.
regards to all J&M fans out there
@Atomizer: Thanks for the link. Love the whole series. The man has a magnificent voice and lovely poetic way of telling the great tale. (The music is sometimes a bit overly melodramatic.)
This would be even funnier if there weren’t a metric shit-ton of gawd-botherers out there who would find Jesus’ statement perfectly valid.
@Postman: Apologies, but that is exactly what makes this strip so fscking funny!
I wonder if this strip is inspired by a piece in WEIT that someone linked to on my favourite discussion board.
I’ve just shoved a link to the J&M strip in the thread, anyway.
my brain changed gears without a pardigm shift! owie owie owie
author, your ability being able to comprehend godbot think to be able to so accurately represent them amazes me
What’s the difference between ignorance and apathy?
I don’t know and I don’t care!
A gem, if I may say so.
@David B Thanks for that link. Great analysis of the idea that pervasive implies permanent. By that thinking, it’s incorrect to prevent people from owning slaves.
@Author. You did it again, but I’m worried that God created you for that purpose. Not.
Referring back to a previous discussion on this forum, http://www.jesusandmo.net/2011/02/18/slack/#comment-173936
the circumcision ban is on the ballot in San Francisco.
That should raise the level of debate over this previously invisible issue.
@ DH – Good luck with the San Francisco debate – no need for Occam’s Razor on this question (Sorry!)
I just picked this up from David Gamble at http://www.skeptical-science.com:
“If homeopathy is real, then dumping Osama bin Laden’s corpse in the ocean has just cured the world of terrorism.”
He doesn’t know who said this but I think it’s brilliant, and worth sharing.
Speaking of homeopathy, a group called EMF Refugees is spreading panic following the nuclear meltdown in Japan, and promoting a homeopathic cure for radiation sickness. Seriously. Big sciency sounding words and everything.
David B – interesting link, do you think the Templeton Foundation would fund a study to look in to the evolutionary roots and benefits of teleology? possibly?
I think I have free will because, really, what choice do I have?
wonder what we could cure the world of if George W Bush was dumped in right after bin ladin?
I tried to weigh the possibility of having the perfect world in a selfish reality of indoctrinations But i couldn’t find an exit But to master the art of selfishness
@Postman. Of COURSE Jesus’s statement is valid. Jesus said it!
Whatever i wrote yesterday was the after party effect . It was the spirit of sir johnny walker incarnated in me
@ random ntrygg – Mrs Brains says “stupidity”. I don’t know if there is enough dilution in all the oceans for it to work.
@ Atomizer – Great link, many thanks. I could listen to Carl Sagan forever. My idea of heaven, and a lot better than having to deflower 72 virgins (maybe I’m just too old, but it sounds like awfully hard work to me).
I’ve had to update my spell-check, which wants to change Sagan to Satan or Pagan .
@ Author – How about a cartoon of the real Mo, rather than his body double, for “Let’s Draw Mohammed Day”?
Thanks for the brilliant quote, I just dropped off my chair laughing.
I was hoping that if they were both dumped at opposite ends of the world, then they could be curing fantacism
but, that’s too much to hope for, apparently
Big grins are so we can be amused.
Congratulations everybody. We survived the Rapture. Again. Now there’s your proof that prayer works. We should all find a Christian and thank them.
Aw, man—no cartoon for Everybody Draw Muhammad Day?
Et tu, J&M? Et TU?
Ah, but maybe they’ve all mysteriously disappeared…
Chance would be a fine thing!
I was made for the purpose of making this post
Sad another “rapture day” passes without anything eventful:
We need to change the arab mentality. Nothing will change it But google
Reckon this is my favourite J&M comic so far.
Have any of you guys given serious thought to the idea that “supernatural” might only mean “beyond our current understanding of what is natural” ?
No, because there is a lot that is beyond our ability to see, hear, taste and otherwise sense and it is wholly natural
Humans can only directly observe a small part of the spectrum of existance, and it’s entirely unhelpful and overly humancentric to define natural as what we can perceieve, given our biological limitiation
supernatural is anything outside of nature, not that which is currently unexplainable given our understanding of nature
not that we understand everything in nature, but, even the boundaries of what is nature is connected or arises from what we understand nature to be
I agree with your statements. Given that there is so much of nature that is beyond our observational and comprehensional abilities, what I’m wondering is why we must consider “God” to be supernatural. What’s to prevent “God” from being something wholly natural which we do not understand?
” Speaking of homeopathy, a group called EMF Refugees is spreading panic following the nuclear meltdown in Japan, and promoting a homeopathic cure for radiation sickness. Seriously. Big sciency sounding words and everything.”
That’s brilliant! A homeopathic cure for a near homeopathic problem!
It is entirely possible for something like “God” to be present in the details, that we have not understood. But what is nearly impossible is what God has been made to be, namely a anthropomorphic agent of our everyday matters. I reckon what you might be getting to could be described as Einstein’s God.
Thanks for that. I certainly have great trouble with anthropomorphising God — it doesn’t make sense to me at all. What I have discovered is that by working with the conception I have, which must necessarily be compatible with scientific discovery, must be revised as I learn more stuff, and doesn’t have to be a complete explanation, faith in God isn’t all that difficult. I can then focus on what I see as the point of religion: personal practice and learning how to be a better human.
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