limb2

This one’s ten years old. The only difference is Mo speaking a little bit of French (I don’t know why I think that’s funny), and the flip-take pigeon at the end.

I know, we’re early. Normal service will resume next week.

(Comic inspired by an old website which hasn’t been updated in a while)


Discussion (25)¬

  1. HaggisForBrains says:

    😀 😀

    Long time since I’ve been first. What a saddo, sitting by the computer waiting for a new J&M. Must get out more.




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  2. Peter Dykes says:

    Argument from miracles? There’s no arm in it.




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  3. Quine Duhem says:

    Limb regeneration occurs in the animal world. For example, salamanders can regrow limbs, tails, eyes, and jaws amongst other things. Does the argument from miracles work for the Cordata rather than for Homo Sapiens? Would – or should – this impress the barmaid? Maybe God just doesn’t like us as much as other species. Maybe, there is no God and nature can do lots of crazy stuff. David Hume might have given some clues about the rules of evidence in this case.




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  4. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Author says this one’s ten years old but I’d swear I first heard that punchline at Methuselah’s Bar Mitzvah.
    I’ll be a little less sceptical (well, dismissive) of miracles the day Humpty Trumpty becomes acquainted with reality.

    On a side note, when is Disney going to cash in on the fact that Donald and Mickey are now the President and V.P.?




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  5. CatWomanDiana says:

    Ow. Joke so old it hurts. 😎




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  6. Nassar Ben Houdja says:

    The question, is somewhat empirical
    Of what kind of thing is a miracle
    Apparently it has to be
    Something others can’t see
    But their minds causes to boggle




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  7. jean-françois gauthier says:

    yes, just like homeopathy cures only unverifiable ailments. oh, and every case is a special case, so no double-blind studies.




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  8. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Nassar, if you’d dropped ‘apparently’ and put ’causes’ between ‘But’ and ‘their’, you’d have given us your best one yet in terms of meter. As it stands, the clumsiness detracts from the fact that it is actually a funny and perceptive bit of writing.




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  9. jb says:

    On a side note, when is Disney going to cash in on the fact that Donald and Mickey are now the President and V.P.?

    I don’t know about Trump, but the Vice President is definitely not a Disney character. Different franchise entirely. (The connection with Steve Bannon is entirely coincidental… yeah, it has to be…).




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  10. Jim Loving says:

    My favorite miracle is the one from the Shawshank Redemption when the Bible reading Warden realizes Andy has disappeared like a… well you can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPlavncXPKQ




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  11. dr John de Wipper says:

    jb:
    NOT a Disney character?
    But he fervently believe in fairy tales….




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  12. […] The new Jesus and Mo strip, “limb2” is actually recycled from a decade ago, and refers to a website familiar to many of us (see below): […]




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  13. Grumpy says:

    May be old, but made me coffee spray on my monitor at work.




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  14. Anonymous says:

    when is Disney going to cash in on the fact that Donald and Mickey are now the President and V.P.?

    V.P. Pence is a Mickey? I thought he was a Dick.




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  15. plainsuch says:

    when is Disney going to cash in on the fact that Donald and Mickey are now the President and V.P.?

    V.P. Pence is a Mickey? I thought he was a Dick.




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  16. Someone says:

    when is Disney going to cash in on the fact that Donald and Mickey are now the President and V.P.?
    Those two are more like Dolan memes. And have almost the same effect; funny at first but then you don’t want them to be around anymore.

    Regarding miracles, I’d sooner put my faith in this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4ftmOI5NnI




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  17. Nostraladamus says:

    Well, to be fair He once healed an amputee…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Calanda




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  18. Nostradamus, thanks for that link. I had never heard of that “miracle” but I think the alternative explanation is much more likely to be true.

    When St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome was about to be built, they discovered that Cleopatra’s needle, a pagan artifact, was smack dab in the middle of the proposed site. It had to be moved. The Romans had stolen it from Egypt, but the technology they used to transport it had been lost.
    The Pope suggested that he should call all Christians to Rome. They would camp around the city and collectively pray, and thus could levitate Cleopatra’s Needle and move it to a new spot.

    If prayer actually worked, the people of the world should be able to levitate the lying abomination of a POTUS right out of the oval office. Maybe the Pope could make the suggestion. Check out the crowds that gathered in protest, and the reaction of Trump’s mouthpiece. (Hint: there was no reaction.)
    https://bullshit.ist/your-lyin-eyes-2fdbb21b43d9#.gwephta1i




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  19. hotrats says:

    Somewhat unclear why a loving and omniscient God would create the ability to regrow limbs, brain lobes and even corneas, and then only give it to slamanders and axolotls.




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  20. Friendly Extremist says:

    What about the pigeon? I’ve just realised it’s there! Is it the holy spirit? Does it have a hidden meaning? So enigmatic…

    BTW, I don’t want to seem picky, but… why are there comments about Trump in every strip now? I mean, I get it if the strip is about him or at least makes reference to him…
    On the other hand, I like the Donald & Mickey remark by @Acolyte of Sagan, I honestly hadn’t thought about it.

    Looking forward to a new strip!




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  21. Mort says:

    Wonderful!




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  22. Friendly Extremist, “… why are there comments about Trump in every strip now?” I suppose in my case it’s because I’m still trying to process the fact that he was elected, his cabinet picks, and his efforts since taking office.
    I’m sure comments about him will die down as we get accustomed to our new reality. Or maybe not. He does have a talent for grabbing our attention and getting press coverage. Sigh.
    One of my favorite memes went like this: I’m sorry to hear about Donald Trump. Oh, not that anything has happened to him. I’m just sorry to hear about him.




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  23. Deimos says:

    Why are there tromp and ponce comments everywhere? Because some targets are just too frickin huge ! Its like finding yourself with a box of darts and a Jeremy Hunt poster, it has to be done.




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  24. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Friendly Extemist, to add to the other replies to your question, don”t think of this as a normal comments section where comments have to stick rigidly to a topic; it’s more like a local pub where conversation goes where it will.
    Darwin, nice meme.




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  25. Bones'sDog says:

    There have been something like a hundred thousand million humans born (citation needed) since the species differentiated itself from the common ancestor of whatever humans and something else came from. Many millions of those humans have suffered massive trauma from accident and wars and deliberate whackings. It would be none too surprising were one amputee to recover a limb, eye or other lopped-off bit spontaneously.
    Starfish can do it. Some amphibians can do it. It would be quite within the bounds of biological possibility for there to have been at least one human whose self-repair mechanism was broken enough to do it.
    He’d probably also suffer massive cancers and other growths as a result of the mutations needed to effect such a condition but I don’t see that spontaneous healing of an amputee is necessarily miraculous.
    Unusual, yes.
    Exceedingly worthy of massive investigation, yes.
    Proof of divine intervention? Not necessarily.
    Modern tech might even be able to trigger such a thing someday.
    If we pour enough money into it.

    It is even possible that people who experience extraneous growths would regrow a limb or organ were they to lose one but that no one has yet had one removed so the chance to see this has never occurred.
    Maybe we should experiment with “Elephant Man” sufferers?
    Or would that be cruel as they have enough to cope with?




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