August 17th, 2010
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And a new idiomatic expression yet. Thanks, Author. I’m sure I’ll find many occasions to use this one.
I understand why the Irish like to drink, but how do you survive life in a place like Saudi Arabia without alcohol? *shiver*
Religion is the alcohol of the masses?
Ah, booze! Much like religion, the cause and “solution” to all life’s problems! At least alcohol goes down easier…
I had a few pints of czechvar the other night – beautiful.
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Just testing my new avatar. I like that Darwin looks like a sinister lurker in this picture.
Darn. The new avatar doesn’t show up yet.
And alcohol won’t stone you if don’t want its hope and comfort.
so … don’t pray and drive?
JaMers and author may enjoy Dawkins on More 4 tonight (18/8/10) at 9.
As someone who once worked in a faith school I can promise you that its going to raise your blood pressures, and perhaps supply comedic material for years to come.
@ Tom: but if you choose to drink alcohol, you will get “stoned”.
Hmm, it may provide hope and comfort but it more commonly provides guilt, anxiety, violence and paranoia. I don’t find that thought comforting…
It is OK for J to be drunk (somewhat) – but for Mo is totally different, Mo cannot / should not be drunk at all under penalty of fatwas..
Existential anxiety is the way to go. No need for the addictions of religion or alcohol if you’re doing it right.
And malt does more than Milton can
To justify the ways of God to man.
Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink
For fellows whom it hurts to think:
Look into the pewter pot
To see the world as the world’s not.
A. E. Housman, 1896
Poor Richard. I always thought that quotation was G K Chesterton! But who’d drink Milton? Drinking disinfectant is crazy.
it’s always been funny to me that the religitards have an expection that they should not be made to feel upset or offended – but they have no qualms about offending and upsetting other people
Dick Dawkin’s fundamentalism requires a great deal of lubricant to minimize the friction between it and reality. Atheists are so cute when they try to evangelize.
Chesterton might have borrowed it; I dunno. I did take it right out of “A Shropshire Lad.” The poem as a whole is a marvelous review of the college student’s early reactions to the upsetting of his most cherished assumptions. I had occasion to spend half my senior year in a dormitory on campus–an interim solution to a shift in living arrangements. What a hoot! I sat on my desk, assuming the role of guru as the freshmen came in and out grumbling but also shaken after talking to me about what the rest of the world thought of their petit parochial persuasions. It was fun and enlightening. In those days you hid the whiskey inside the big AM radio.
@Nassar: Look at any ‘revealed’ text, then talk about ‘the friction between it and reality’. Maybe less cute than Dawkins’, but that’s a matter of taste, innit?
Ah! There was a time when reality was an absolute for religious people. They always denounced “relativism” in those times: truth was an absolute concept. Nowadays, religious people denounce the “absolutism” of reality, and try to defend spheres of reality to the many religions existing on Earth.
Poor Richard says, “Absolutism is a crime. . . usually.”
@Elmo. Oh, Ireland’s not so bad. Not only can we drink Guinness, but the penalty for a heinous crime like blasphemy doesn’t yet involve decapitation, merely a trifling 25,000 euro fine.
With a large hat-tip (or should that be a veil-lift?), to the Author for the idea on how to protect the Prophet’s modesty…
@Nassar. You tried that line before and no-one rose to the bait then either.
Have you anything substantial to say or are you just trolling?
Good morrow, all!
Religion is like fire – a wonderful servant, a terrible master.
When religion serves, the hungry are fed, the naked are clothed, the homeless are sheltered, the afflicted are comforted.
When religion rules, buildings topples, blood flows and people die.
A wonderful servant, a terrible master.
The Sabbath was made for Man, not Man for the Sabbath. – Jesus Christ
She moves in mysterious ways – CTZen
can anyone explain how anyone can take comfort in false comfort?
What I like about this comic is that the humor is so fundamentally droll and the comments span the limits of intellectual and stupid. Best on the web!
@ Elmo but how do you survive life in a place like Saudi Arabia without alcohol?
Hashish??????, Bhang???????, Marijuana??? ????
Damn! It wont let me post in Arabic.