Yeah Jesus, whatever.

Discussion (26)¬

  1. Laripu says:

    Omniscience AND omnipotence, and THIS is all you could manage? Feh.

  2. Someone says:

    It’s a King Size bed, it better be comfortable!

  3. David Love says:

    These cartoons are just so brilliant. I really look forward to each one. They are also very well informed on Christian doctrines, and excellent at highlighting the absurdities of those doctrines. The above cartoon is a splendid example of one of those absurdities.

  4. Son of Glenner says:

    You really can’t argue with that.

  5. Henry Ford says:

    Should be a Super-King, and come with resident pooch……

  6. Federico Bär says:

    When I began refusing to accept the Christian rules and dogmas because my mind couldn’t grasp them, I didn’t suspect that I would be so amused to read particularly the third frame, 70 years later.

  7. Faber says:

    Some time ago I had a similar discussion with a colleague about Dr Manhattan. I love Alan Moore but this character just does not make sense to me…

  8. The Duker says:

    I’m publishing my sixth book this September entitled The Self-Destruction of America’s Churches and would love to commend this column and quote this piece. Okay?

  9. M27Holts says:

    Not possible to be both omniscient AND omnipotent…coz if you was omnipotent then you should be able to do something that nothing knows….but clearly being omniscient makes that impossible….a clear model that means that either is mutually exclusive…

  10. Author says:

    The Duker, please do. Thanks for letting me know.

  11. Mockingbird says:

    Isn’t someone supposed to pick up the bed and walk?

  12. Paul T Seed says:

    M27Holts: One or both has to be qualified – you are omnipotent _EXCEPT_ when it interferes with you omniscience; or you are omniscient _EXCEPT_ when it comes to your omnipotence. It gets worse. An irresistible force cannot exist in the same universe as an immovable object (obviously). So it you use your omnipotence to create an irresistible force, you cannot then create an immovable object, and are no longer omnipotent.

    And by “you”, I mean YOU, M27Holts. Enjoy your brief moment of (qualified) godhead.

  13. Paul Seed says:

    What happened to my avatar?

  14. Paul Seed says:

    Ah! There it is. Good to see Mr Fox.

  15. Deimos says:

    I have to disagree because according to most spouses the other partner is omniscient and omnipotent. My proof (Gather over 32 years) all statements below are courtesy of my spouse.
    Omniscience “well of course you knew that (insert fact) I saw it yesterday on whatsapp”.
    Omnipotence “of course you can do (strange specialist task) you changed that lightbulb last year.

  16. two cents' worth says:

    The Duker, congratulations on your latest book! I’ve made a note to look for it in September.

    Son of Glenner, congratulations on becoming an octogenarian! I hope that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations. Sorry I missed your round of virtual drinks. Have one on me! (Another virtual gift is at . )

  17. two cents' worth says:

    This cartoon is another reminder of why the clergy encourage religious education for children. The Author has explained the (il-)logic clearly, but most children don’t have the cognitive skills to see this for themselves, and simply accept whatever the teacher tells them–especially if the same person teaches both religion and other subjects, such as math. (Whoever wrote Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You clearly understands this phenomenon.)

  18. Mockingbird says:

    Some friends here in USA have found a “FORBIDDEN” sign coming up on their J&M viewing. Any others?

  19. Dr John the Wipper says:

    Same here in NL.

  20. postdoggerel says:

    The forbidden message only goes to apple users.

  21. Dr John the Wipper says:

    No, Mickeyware 10 + Fierfox here.

  22. Mockingbird says:


    Firefox in USA

  23. HaggisForBrains says:

    MS Edge in UK: no “FORBIDDEN” showing.

  24. jb says:

    I get the “FORBIDDEN” popup occasionally as well, on Firefox. The rest of the screen dims until I dismiss it. I assumed some Javascript on the page was trying to do something it shouldn’t do, which is a bit worrying, but it doesn’t seem to have caused any problems. (Not a Javascript guy, or I’d try to debug it).

  25. postdoggerel says:

    It’s just my attempt at being cute.
    The apple was the forbidden fruit.
    That fruit, injudiciously eaten,
    gets you kicked out of the garden of eden.

  26. Mockingbird says:

    Buttonholed again.


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