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  1. And a new idiomatic expression yet. Thanks, Author. I’m sure I’ll find many occasions to use this one.

  2. Elmo says:

    I understand why the Irish like to drink, but how do you survive life in a place like Saudi Arabia without alcohol? *shiver*

  3. designsoda says:

    Religion is the alcohol of the masses?

  4. Cygnia says:

    Ah, booze! Much like religion, the cause and “solution” to all life’s problems! At least alcohol goes down easier…

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  6. Just testing my new avatar. I like that Darwin looks like a sinister lurker in this picture.

  7. Darn. The new avatar doesn’t show up yet.

  8. Tom says:

    And alcohol won’t stone you if don’t want its hope and comfort.

  9. gsw says:

    so … don’t pray and drive?

  10. daoloth says:

    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.

  11. tone-toni says:

    @ Tom: but if you choose to drink alcohol, you will get “stoned”.

  12. maggs says:

    Hmm, it may provide hope and comfort but it more commonly provides guilt, anxiety, violence and paranoia. I don’t find that thought comforting…

  13. don13 says:

    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..

  14. Bodach says:

    Existential anxiety is the way to go. No need for the addictions of religion or alcohol if you’re doing it right.

  15. Poor Richard says:

    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

  16. Submoron says:

    Poor Richard. I always thought that quotation was G K Chesterton! But who’d drink Milton? Drinking disinfectant is crazy.

  17. nina says:

    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

  18. Nassar Ben Houdja says:

    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.

  19. Poor Richard says:

    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.

    -Po’ Dick

  20. European says:

    @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?

  21. Didac says:

    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.

  22. Poor Richard says:

    Poor Richard says, “Absolutism is a crime. . . usually.”

  23. Reverend Falwell says:

    @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…

  24. Daoloth says:

    @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?

  25. Cornelius T. Zen says:

    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

  26. nina says:

    can anyone explain how anyone can take comfort in false comfort?

  27. Reg says:

    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!

  28. C Reese says:

    @ Elmo but how do you survive life in a place like Saudi Arabia without alcohol?
    Hashish??????, Bhang???????, Marijuana??? ????

  29. C Reese says:

    Damn! It wont let me post in Arabic.


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