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  1. E.A. Blair says:

    From a review of one of those holy books”

    Written from the point of view of a supposedly omniscient protagonist (who appears to be prone to longstanding grudges and is also fond of making nonsensical rules) the overuse of “begats” makes for tedious reading…

  2. MsvKeg says:

    No question the book isn’t good enough, but I’m not convinced god beliefs are harmless. Perhaps they’re not NECESSARILY harmless, but the overwhelming majority of believers I encounter have substituted belief for knowledge. I’m not fine with ignorance or indifference to facts, whether deliberate or unwitting.

    Beliefs have consequences.

  3. Rebecca says:

    But it’s a best seller

  4. Didier says:

    Almost all beliefs are harmless, until you think that all people should follow yours.

  5. Bvereshagen says:

    I prefer deities who don’t have a holy book. Take Satan for example. You don’t see Satan publishing tomes about what a piece of crap Yaweh is do you? Makes him the bigger man I figure.

  6. luxi turna says:

    Did you perhaps mean for Jesus to say, “What’s wrong with our good books?”

  7. Len says:

    But Author, aren’t you also the creator of this strip?

  8. Clive P says:

    What I do find surprising is that none of the believers in these holy books notices that none of these books contains any useful scientific content at all. Facts that any god, were one to exist, would know and could usefully have conveyed to humans. For example that most diseases are caused by invisble germs so that washing hands; keeping clear of already infected people and animals; avoiding pests like rats, fleas, and mosquitos; and cooking food properly, would greatly reduce disease and premature death.

  9. Donn says:

    What’s wrong with disease and premature death? Is it God’s job to give anyone any practical help? Hell, no, he’d just as soon smite them. Anyway, if there were any part of the scripture that lent real credibility to it, like information that wasn’t current knowledge, that would cheat the yokels of the opportunity to have real faith, the object of which must be entirely preposterous.

  10. M27Holts says:

    Satan communicates through death metal, everybody knows that….

  11. OtterBe says:

    Happy 18th, J&M!
    And, thanks, Author

  12. Son of Glenner says:

    Clive P: In fairness, Yahweh in the Xtian Old Testament, does give dietary advice, ie which animals may, and which should not, be eaten, although the criteria are not always sensible.

  13. paradoctor says:

    Woody Allen said that the injunction against eating shellfish is really an injunction against eating shellfish in certain restaurants.

  14. paradoctor says:

    For my birthday I want a holy book full of holy jokes funny enough to make God laugh.

  15. samhuff says:

    Yahuwahu’s* description of his alleged creation is so lacking in gravitas and grandeur in comparison to the scientific picture of 100 years ago much less the current picture as to be risible.

    Just in case not to take his name in vain. Besides it would be a great battle cry coming over the walls of a town, no cities in that time period to rape the men and kill the women.

  16. M27Holts says:

    Lets face it. When the crusty nunb-nuts saw those pagans having loads of fun, drinking beer, wine and having sex with wanton wenches and the wenches having sex with wanton warlocks and the men with the biggest choppers…and they decided to make the solstice about a baby, who would be brutally murdered so that his followers could be absolved of sin and get to live forever. The fact that it caught on, shows us just how stupid us apes really are…sod baby jesus, get your kit off and rub chips n gravy into your naked body and supp good ale….whats wrong with that?


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