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  1. JayBee says:

    I laughed my a** out!

  2. Chris says:

    One of the best I’ve seen 😀

  3. JohnnieCanuck says:

    OK, folks, caption time. What is the best riposte you can think of for the barmaid to use?

    Truly successful prayers are answered. Only the insane hear the answers.

    I think Mother Teresa did hear answers, for a little while. She really missed them when they stopped. Magical thinking really can cause misery.

  4. TB says:

    I think Barmaid should be half dead from laughter by now.

  5. Don’t want to rain on your parade, but there are fewer wars going on now than for ages and ages. I doubt it’s the prayers, but the Pope is probably praying against Pat Robertson..

  6. Brian says:

    Absolutely. It’s the same argument as free will. God KNOWs everything; god CAN do everything, but he just chooses not to intervene. And god totally talked to people 1000 years ago when mental disorders were relatively unknown; he’s just said all he has to say now and ‘the heavens are closed.’ Oh, but he still speaks with a still small voice to the hearts of individuals, but he tells each person something just a little bit different just to fuck with you.

    Praise God/Allah/Whomever!

  7. Jrf says:

    Barmaid: “I would have remained stony silent, but I just though I’d point out that the absence of your two beers, just goes to show affirmation of their presence”

  8. arensb says:

    Truly successful prayers are answered. Only the insane hear the answers.

    Or as I like to put it, if God is omnipotent, how come a dose of clozapine can make him shut up?

  9. Gilraen says:

    “Jrf Says:

    Barmaid: “I would have remained stony silent, but I just though I’d point out that the absence of your two beers, just goes to show affirmation of their presence”

    ROTFL. Perfect answer.

  10. author says:

    Yes, Jrf’s answer is very close to what the barmaid actually said.

  11. […] “Stony silence is just God’s way of saying ‘hi.’” At Jesus and Mo. […]

  12. Toast in the machine says:

    Proof of the power of prayer:

    http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19025463.200-prayers-found-ineffective-in-speeding-recovery.html

    … only, probably not the proof they were hoping for.

  13. JayBee says:

    This is a great page concerning the “effect” of prayer with an extremely funny video excerpt (by Jon Stewart):
    http://www.yoism.org/?q=node/178

  14. TB says:

    Oi, a turkswoman rains insults on the author who asked for translation.

    Crap.

  15. MCS says:

    Re link provided by JayBee and the first video:

    Consider this: perhaps the people praying were praying the wrong way or were otherwise unacceptable prayer-senders. Didn’t the video clip show Buddhist monks? Who is to say that God wouldn’t have answered the prayers if it was some other group, eh?

    Or consider this: maybe the prayer actually prevented the post-surgical complications from being worse than they would have been without the prayer!!

    There really can be no end to “spinning” in such situations. And I guess we should be grateful for that, or how else could Jesus & Mo be so entertaining?

    Mark

  16. peterNW1 says:

    I don’t understand why Jesus and Mo are scoring own-goals like this. It suits the author’s point of view and makes them look stupid, but an author should defend his or her characters.

  17. fenchurch says:

    @peterNW1: Instead of the usual single protagonist, the author is using the buddy system.

    The author is actually using a valid narration technique in faithfully rendering these two in a picaresque style, with the Barmaid employed as their foil, and Moses as the sidekick. These are quite classic and conventional roles.

    Please note that they just *happen* to be stupid.

    As a result, we, the audience, love J&M for their boneheadedness. (Note that some may even be said to *worship* these fictional characters.)

  18. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Fenchurch! Wash your blasphemous mouth. We worship the Word of Author, as spoken through His earthly prophet Barmaid.

  19. Troubleshooter says:

    Okay … poser for y’all:

    How does one tell the difference between an apparent unwillingness of some deity to answer from the inability to answer, owing to non-existence?

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