It’s Ephesians 6:10-18, where Paul gets carried away with his metaphor.

Discussion (23)¬

  1. Someone says:

    I noticed neither of them are wearing a cup to guard their precious loins.
    I guess such phallic protection is considered sinful, even though it’s also their weak spot, figuratively and literally.

  2. Son of Glenner says:

    Someone: “… neither of them are wearing a cup to guard their precious loins …”

    How can you tell, when they are sitting/standing at a chest-high bar?

  3. E.A. Blair says:

    “14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”

    As far as I’m concerned, “righteous” (along with its derivatives) is the most disgusting word in the English language.

  4. Janis says:

    safety goggles of confirmation bias. well done, Author!

  5. 1HappyHeathen says:

    someone & son of glenner, my guess is there hidden from the chest down to give the alter boys some privacy.

  6. M27Holts says:

    It maybe stolen from Douglas Adams but surely they should invest in some fact sensitive sunglasses which instantly become opaque the moment anybody presents uncomfortably faith busting evidence, protecting the wearer who can thus continue with his/her deluded igorance…

  7. cjsm says:

    LOL – I have to remember the “shin pads of peer reinforcement and safety googles of confirmation bias” for the next time it fits conveniently into a conversation.

  8. Alexander Nix says:

    Another great strip as ever which reminded me of the less than honourable Jonathan Aitken and his now infamous quote below before he was subsequently convicted of perjury and jailed where funnily enough he found God…

    If it falls to me to start a fight to cut out the cancer of bent and twisted journalism in our country with the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play, so be it. I am ready for the fight. The fight against falsehood and those who peddle it. My fight begins today. Thank you and good afternoon.

  9. j Ascher says:

    The passage probably sounded better in the original Greek.

  10. Delightful. I must get me some shin pads of peer reinforcement. My mates here could contribute, eh. I think this one is my favourite of all your strips, Author. Thanks for the laugh.

  11. Deimos says:

    Yup – a great cartoon.
    But I cannot agree that righteous is the number one disgusting word.
    In the UK at the present time our most disgusting word is “May”.
    It has hundreds of uses, most of which are either obscene or deeply offensive.

    It is also used throughout Europe to express disgust, confusion or massive disappointment.

  12. Walter says:

    RE: Deimos
    You are referring to a prime use of May?

  13. M27Holts says:

    Hey. I was born in May!

  14. Ketil W.Grevstad says:

    This was funny, i like it ????????????????

  15. Troubleshooter says:

    “Rethink EVERYTHING?” Only on RARE occasions, J. Most of the time, the process of scientific discovery is less REVOLUTION than EVOLUTION, a refinement of what was already known or reinforcement from a different vector. This claim about scientists “changing their minds” all the time is among those assertions of believers that tick me off darn near more than anything else.

    And as it comes to all that armor, I want to see it stop a 7.62 mm round, fired from a Christopher Hitchens carbine!

  16. Sensei Cranky says:

    This will go down as one of my all-time favorites! Thanks for the chapter and verse in the email, and thanks for spending all that time with your nose in the “good” book so we no longer have to find this ridiculous shit on our own.

  17. Author says:

    Thanks Vittal – Ecclasiastes 1:9!

  18. M27Holts says:

    I reckon “hauntology” is just as useful as “Theology”. I reckon we should have had that at school rather than the ghastly RE they used to waste our time with…

  19. efahl says:

    “How can you tell, …?”, quoth Son of Glenner.

    It’s the voices. If Jez or Mo were wearing nice tight cups, the pitch would be an octave higher.

  20. Son of Glenner says:

    efahi: Ah, that explains it!

    Thank you for that information.

  21. Walter says:

    BTW: Isn’t Christianity taking the Jewish Scriptures about the last word in cultural appropriation, next to taking the whole heritage including the genealogy.

  22. tinkling think says:

    Walter, no. There have been some later words said, typed, scrolled and screamed in cultural appropriation. For example, Mo’s lot klept the Christian texts to malform into their books, the Protestants of recent centuries borrowed the RCC scriptures to make versions similar to but different enough to lead to bombings and shootings and things, the Mormons stole the Christian Word to create their very own verses where Jesus had adventures in The Western Lands, Jimmy Jones and the Heaven’s Gate lot and Mr. Moon and whole rafts of others lifted sock-fulls of sacred scribblings from the major three schisms to make variations on the theme that supported their own scams.

    It is happening even today with tele-evangelists and New Age cults hamming it up for their particular version of piety and profiteering.

    Cultural appropriation is a rich field for those of a used-car-salesman bent when the source material is firmly in the public domain and lacks any form of copyright protection.

    Maybe J and Mo’, at least one being a lich and therefore inheriting his own estate, should sue for royalties?


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