February 23rd, 2022
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Lest we forget what the Buddhist said to the Hot Dog vendor: “Make me one with everything”.
As Mo promises in his Koran, “You have to figure it out for yourself. If you opt to be an infidel my scimitar will lop off your sacrilegious head. Very fair.”
There are a lot of people who believe that since the religions pose as moral authorities, morality is derived from religion. The world is crawling with counter-examples, different cultures that with significant moral differences but basically same religious institution, but it seems sort of awkward to point fingers at other cultures for, for example, rampant corruption among devout Christians in some latin cultures, or Afghan approval of killing one’s sister when similarly Islamic Indonesians would not approve (I think.) Would welcome better examples.
Does anyone have a link to-or title of-the comic where J face-plants on the bar muttering, “…fuck…I can’t do this anymore …” about his punishment absolving us of our sins? I’m trying to decide which print I want, and I know that’s a contender, but I can’t seem to find it.
Honestly, that’s mostly because I can’t seem to ignore the comments and just page through the comics themselves. Thanks in advance
Otterbe, I think that’s “egg” – number 4 in the top ten.
“number 4 in the top ten”?
I would be quite interested to see your top ten, just to satisfy my nosy curiosity.
That’s it. Much appreciated, Author
OT—but damn pertinent: I finally stepped up & clicked on the Patreon button ( found on a comic from 2018, iirc ), and urge everyone to do likewise if at all possible. Author has several cheap tiers, and you can even save 10% by doing it all up front. Way worth it: few things in life give me 52 weeks of ( now smug ) pleasure for ~$43.
NOT laying guilt: I worked far too long at a job I absolutely loved but didn’t pay much. I get it! But, if you can, 1-4, or even 10 a month will help. I was rather surprised how low the monthly total is: there can’t be much beer money left after paying for hosting and all the protection needed here.
The problem is also exacerbated by religious apologists usually peddling some woke agenda. The mass media (especially the BBC) are hell bent on making Islamic atrocities a product of white supremacy and thick white skinhead nazi’s…
I think the Top Ten is only visible on a computer, not a tablet or phone. It was compiled back in the day when you could count Facebook ‘likes’ and might be out of date now:
Thanks for the top ten list, Author, although, to my shame, I had not noticed that it’s to the right of the strip every week, even though I often look up the random oldie immediately under it! Silly me! I must be getting senile at only eighty-one!
Excellent opportunity for mockery by M27Holts!
Too serious a situation in Europe for casual mockery. Since history has a strange way of repeating itself , the naked ape propensity for violence will end in self destruction. With a real life Bond villain in charge of 30 armoured divisions and likely to attempt to do what hitler couldn’t do in reverse…only a matter of time before atomic weapons are used…then we enter the end-game for this brief period of population growth…
M27Holts, I’m similarly pessimistic. There are three things that could hurt us badly over time: 1) nuclear war, as you said, 2) climate change, and 3) the food chain being full of endocrine disruptors.
We could possibly escape extinction from one of these catastrophes. But all three simultaneously? Especially since each affects the other.
The most important thing would be to avoid a nuclear war, and somehow avoid any war. Then bring all of technology to bear on solving the other two problems. I don’t think the human race is intelligent enough for that, statistically, on the whole. Some of the smartest people see more pecuniary benefit in designing video games and special effects than in minimizing existential threats.
And as to war? How can we avoid the thing that has pock-marked all of human history from the very beginning.
I probably won’t live to see the bitter end, but I think we’re well and truly f√¢ked.
Laripu, we may not see the bitter end, but JWST will show us the beginning.
I see that the Archbishops of York and Canterbury have called for the entire Church of England to have a day of prayer for Ukraine.
That will sort out Putin real quick, and serve him right!
Isn’t Putrid a devout christian? Just asking like…
M27, Putin’s father was an atheist and his mother was a devout Christian. She had him baptized secretly, and he still wears his baptismal cross. He plays religion like Trump.
Chilling fact:Stalin was a choirboy.
Anyway a good quote to shut up all those whoppers who equate science as a faith position…”our job as scientists is to try to figure out how the world works, not to tell it how to work based on our philosophical preconceptions”…
Late to the party.
To all those anticipating the imminent demise of civilization: I can’t disagree. I would add resource depletion to the clouds on the horizon.