Provoked by this ridiculous story that appeared in December last year.

Discussion (21)¬

  1. tfkreference says:

    Reminds me of those opposing the removal of 10 Commandments monuments, as well.

  2. jveeds says:

    Great link to the ridiculous Hamline University controversy. I was intrigued to learn that prior to the 1500s, M’s face was often depicted with a veil.

  3. Anonymous says:

    OOF! once again you punched the evil bastards in the guts!

  4. Walter Walcarpit says:


    That New Lines site is a great discovery. I got almost as much out of reading โ€˜aboutโ€™ it as I did from the particular article, which was most elucidating.
    Thanks Author.

  5. Bonus says:

    No wonder, with a name like Hamline, that they’re now haram.

  6. Laripu says:

    There is an absolutely foolproof way to avoid ever worshipping an idol. That is: don’t worship anything.

    Done. Easy peasy Lympha squeezy.
    Lympha being an ancient Roman deity of fresh water. See:

    Lympha, water… As in “what’re” you doin’ worshipin’ an idol?

    Yeah, I’ve got too much time on my hands. My resolution is to retire this year and have way more time on my hands, very soon.

  7. M27Holts says:

    Laripu, I had hoped to retire at 55. But the managing director has directed that I can only do so when the ground floor of the house is redesigned to an open plan configuration with a state of the art kitchen in a full house extension with gate fold doors to the back. I reckon it will cost at least 150k. So I will have to get three more lucrative contracts instead of putting my feet up on my old sofa… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Paul Seed says:

    Laripu, M27Holts,
    I am also intending to retire soon. We have had the kitchen redone, and somehow, the MD’s daughter, who was acting as site manager, interpreted “kitchen” to mean the entire house, including the garden. So now the MD & I are struggling to get everything back where it was before the whirlwind. The next job is to get all the shelves put back, so we can reshelve the books that are lovingly stored in cardboard boxes. Then I will be able to find my toolbox. Then I will be able to put up the shelves….

  9. M27Holts says:

    My masterplan to get all my books in a library is to insist that my book collection now belongs to my two grandchildren and thus their bedrooms in my house must have extensive book shelf capacity for “their” books….

  10. Peter says:

    In case there was any ambiguity, here’s a reaction from the Muslim Public Affairs Council in emphatic support of professor, Dr. Erika Lรณpez Prater.

  11. M27Holts says:

    Laripu, I vaguely remember our classical studies master being obsessed with the female gods and demi-gods of Rome and Greek and pre xtian religions. To our adolescent boys minds, the images of seeming sexually rapatious young ladies usually in a state of undress seemed a good reason for studying the subject in detail. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Laripu says:

    Peter, that may be, but the professor is still unfortunately fired, as I write this.

    M27, I wasn’t old enough for that when my brother gave me Edith Hamilton’s book “Mythology”. I was only 8. I had gotten interested in mythology because of Thor comics and a Hercules cartoon shown on Saturday mornings.

  13. M27Holts says:

    I can’t remember at what age I was when my mum was puzzled as to why her mail order catalogues always flopped open at the womens underwear section. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. M27Holts: Your mum knew perfectly well why that happened!

  15. aka Son of Glenner! says:

    aka Son of Glenner!

  16. M27Holts says:

    That’s a common name you have there, unless you have thousands of yahoo accounts to confuse the shape shifting, lizard, 5th columnist, pizza shop owning, illuminata who control the new world order…

  17. M27Holts says:

    It’s a good job they hadn’t invented the internet by 1975, otherwise I may have definately gone blind by 1976… ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Son of Glenner says:

    M27 Holts: I don’t have 5840 yahoo accounts, only a round 5,000! That still outnumbers the lizard people. (By quite a large margin!)

  19. M27Holts says:

    Started watching that new zombie serial. I never knew that blue cheeses could be the vector for the extinction of sapiens…

  20. Rrr says:

    Quick, spread out!
    err …

  21. Helen Arrol says:

    Thanks for this! I have just had my copy of Charlie Hebdo newspaper framed. It was published three days after the massacre. This cartoon is appropo for my tardy framing.


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