Flat Earth it is, then.

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Discussion (29)¬

  1. Grumpy says:

    Superb again Author, the last panel is the most concise description of religious belief I have ever read.

  2. JohnC says:

    I guessed what the last panel would say after reading the first two

  3. European says:

    To be fair, it is possible to “spread out” something like a football skin, too…

  4. chris says:

    aaaaahhh, Glorious Quran say it is spread out and orstrich egg shaped simultaineuously and at the same time, it is miracle 1400 years ago

  5. Alverant says:

    So does that mean it’s un-islamic to use GPS since the G stands for “Global”?

  6. Nassar+Ben+Houdja says:

    The qur’an, a book that is wholly
    Comprised of b.s and baloney
    Insane, violent “information”
    Justifies every criminal sensation
    Like a three dollar bill, it is phoney.

  7. Matt says:

    Huh! I never equatored (pun intended) ‘global’ with a round earth. Funny old world.

    Anyway, great strip. Let’s face it, all the sophistry and semantic nonsense is bollocks. The clear and present fact is that the Quran is just stupid.

  8. Pete says:

    Global conspiracy, says the flat earth society.

  9. extro24 says:

    Brilliant strip. True, religious people are experts at ignoring reality. And Human Rights.

  10. Reid+Malenfant says:

    The Flat Earth proponents seem to be gaining traction – and yet no-one ever seems to mention what’s on the flip side.

    Is there something they’re hiding from us?

  11. Reid+Malenfant says:

    Of course if the Flat Earthers allied themselves with the Creationists they’d both have a ready explanation for where all the dinosaurs went ……..

  12. Federico R. Bär says:

    +extro24: Religious people don’t ignore ALL reality. Isn’t the Koran actuality? Too real, I’m afraid.
    Distinguishing bits of the Koran from those of reality, what a brilliant playing on words!

  13. jean-françois+gauthier says:

    flat earth or not, how do you pray in space??? http://www.nbcnews.com/id/20894077/

  14. Jerry+www says:

    Here in the 21st century (at least for some of us) a flat islamic GPS is often simply called a “map”

  15. Robert,+not+Bob says:

    jean-francois, that’s come up, for a Malaysian astronaut. Though there’d been Muslim space crew before (the first, of course, being Soviet cosmonaut Musa Manarov).

  16. The idea of ignoring reality if it contradicts the bible is hardly new. And here are the best 8 seconds of Bill Nye you will ever hear in response:

    Gap, thanks for the link on the previous thread. I’m a fan of the Arrogant Worms but I hadn’t heard their anthem for Canada. A great improvement.

    Yes, Author, I saw your punch line coming, which only meant I was laughing before I read it.

  17. Michael says:

    There are people who ignore reality when it’s contradicted by their holy book. Christian fundamentalist Rick Warren said that in any conflict between science and the Bible he’s going with the Bible.

  18. Alverant says:

    Well Jerry, long range missiles can’t use maps. They can’t fold them up and put them back in the glove compartment.

  19. Innocent Bystander says:

    When I asked a fundamentalist how he could explain how astrophysicists tell us that light from faraway stars can take longer to reach us than the 6,000 or so years he said was the age of the universe, he simply said he wasn’t an astrophysicist and hence he didn’t know.

  20. Canneloni says:

    My favourite definition of faith springs to mind: believing what you know is simply not true.

  21. Roger says:

    Hahaha!! Love J&M

  22. Roy says:

    Almost all religions taught a flat earth theory. Only one remains that doesn’t want to unlearn.

  23. Pussycat says:

    Nah… “spread it out like a carpet” is the best words they had for “terraforming” back then. Aliens came by with a ship full of dirt and “spread it out like a carpet” over the rocky planet they found in the orbital locum most likely to sustain life. Allah-liens.

    And as the other book tells us, it took them a few days to complete this action before they got around making life to live on it. And on the 7th day they GTFOed, as the new administration thought it was a waste of money and cancelled the budget for the project.

  24. Michael says:

    There lies a great – and thought provoking – irony. Scientifically-literate people can see around the problem fairly easily: if you covered the Earth in carpet you’d have a Geoid covered in carpet; no problem. And yet these guys insist on including their own additional (i.e. non-Koranic) assumption that this means it has to be flat. I believe it’s OK to laugh at other people sometimes.

  25. Michael says:

    Re: my last comment: I have just double-checked the meaning of geoid and, apparently it can go under the surface of the Earth. Apologies for my mistake.

  26. plainsuch says:

    Funny and timely. Here in the US of A a religious group was denied public funding for their Xian Themed Park because they openly refused to hire anyone who wasn’t an anti-gay creationist. They sued and a few days ago a
    Judge sides with group building Noah’s Ark on tax incentive.

    There’s a slide show of the full scale Arkhere. As others have noted, they shouldn’t have needed $90 million dollars, one old man with a bronze axe was supposed to be enough.

  27. fear crazed american forest says:

    have the constructors of the ‘ark theme park’ have any plans to actually load the ‘ark’ with thousands of animals and then float it on the ocean?

    clearly like Mo they are having to deny all of reality

  28. plainsuch says:

    This Ark has concrete foundations and is about 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the Atlantic Ocean. Billed as the, “largest timber-frame building in the world,” the massive timbers and the sheer size of the ark should make anyone one wonder about the legend of Noah building one without internal combustion engines or steel cranes.
    But, when there’s not much cognition there’s not much cognitive dissonance.

  29. Abhijeet says:

    The Koran does NOT state that the earth is shaped like an ostrich egg. Don’t let anyone fool you by saying that the word “dahaha” means ostrich egg.

    The word for “egg” in Arabic is “baida”, and “egg-shaped” would be “baiduwy”.


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