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  1. Rob says:

    Is Jesus Halal? Mo’s taking a bit of a risk there.

  2. André says:

    Can I take him home? I promise I’ll take care of him! Please??!

  3. Bodach says:

    Bwa ha ha! Excellent!

    I wonder what part of Jesus Mo got this time?

  4. Mel says:

    Sorry to bother you guys again but did everybody already write their note of support for PZ Myers to the President of the University of Minnesota? Donohue and his CLRCR currently that organise a witch-hunt against this biology professor because of this wafer fuss needs rebuke.
    Donohue: “It is hard to think of anything more vile than to intentionally desecrate the Body of Christ. We look to those who have oversight responsibility to act quickly and decisively.”

    More info here:,2848,PLEASE-WRITE-IN-SUPPORT-OF-PZ-MYERS,Richard-Dawkins-PZ-Myers-Pharyngula

  5. Gwenny says:

    As a former Catholic (I left over 30 years but who’s counting) I find this entire thing amusing and have enjoyed J&M’s take on it.

  6. arensb says:

    Brilliant. The last line made me crack up.

  7. Sili says:

    What *is* the lettuce for?

    Iono – if people-meat really *is* long-pork, then I doubt we can be halal.

  8. JoJo says:

    That’s the way the wafer crumbles..

  9. tie says:


    you would not want the cracker to starve to death… hope it’s vegetarian

  10. Poor Richard says:

    When you’re a kid, and you catch some weird bug, you put in the lettuce leaf for it to eat. We pan-fishermen feed our cricket bait moistened lettuce, and this helps them stay lively and healthy so they can swim down and grab the bluegills or perch or whatever. And I’m sure leaves were used in old times to make a poltice to cure scoop-shaped wounds, such as a cookie cutter might make. All this is perfectly clear to me.

    What a funny strip! I remember when I was I kid I KNEW that grape juice wasn’t wine. My daughter’s pastor (Methodist) even calls it “juice.” Now, she really is messing with orthodoxy right there. I used to want to go down to the basement kichen of my childhood church and finish off all the little cups that hadn’t been drunk.

    But it was scary down there and I would have been caught, like always.

  11. Hobbes says:

    I crack(er)ed up over this. Still laugh every time I think of people getting their bloomers in a bunch over someone holding a cracker hostage.

    Seems like this is something of a modern day slant on Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Transubstantiation believers prefer the comfort of the passing shadows rather than to be blinded by factual truth. And, it sounds like many of the shadow (cracker) believers would love to chase down the educator and kill him.

  12. carolita says:

    You can only desecrate the body of christ if you actually believe in it, or do it in the head of someone who does. How do you punish someone for doing something that only takes place in your head? That’s what I’d like to know. Oh yeah! I forgot! You kill them for blasphemy! Duh!

    So simple.

  13. Hobbes says:

    It never occurred to me that transubstantiation was actually believed. I’ve known what it was supposed to represent, but err, believing in it literally? Wouldn’t that make a believer, a literal cannibal?

  14. Flonkbob says:

    Hobbes, I think it would make a believer an IDIOT.

    “If you don’t want people to laugh at your beliefs, stop having such funny beliefs!”

  15. ede wolf says:

    THOMAS Hobbes, I presume?
    How could you write the “Leviathan” , get almost burned on top of your books, and still marvel at the fanatic ignorance of believers? Guess you will be waiting another 400 years for any age of reason. Glad to meet you, anyway.

  16. Hobbes says:

    I have a good excuse. I’m solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. And, I never cease to marvel at the depth of religious idiocy.

  17. Yelinna says:

    Hey, Mo! That’s a great idea! The problem is that the “holy” cracker melts quicky in your mouth.
    And here’s my secret confession to the entire world: The “holy” cracker makes me get stomacal gases, this is the truth, that cracker is really bad for me.
    (well, a +2000 years old corpse isn’t so healthy as some people may say)

  18. KrateKraig says:

    That is just plain fracking hilarious!
    …And brilliant.

  19. miststrara says:

    lmao 😀 i love this one

  20. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Yelinna says:
    January 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    Hey, Mo! That’s a great idea! The problem is that the “holy” cracker melts quicky in your mouth

    Yeah, but it’s hard for a desert rambler to get up much saliva; too hot and dry out there, you know.

  21. Cephas Atheos says:

    I used to catch insects and small critters for show and tell at school. This cartoon caused explosive nasal ejaculation of beverage all over my nice clean Kindle… Thank you, author!

    P.S. Don’t take live baby tigersnakes into primary school for show and tell. It causes similar reactions to wafer hostage taking, though for very different reasons. And putting a dead one in Sister Mercy’s strap drawer won’t stop her – and later your parents – from punishing you.

  22. Bones'sDog says:

    What we need are volunteer nuns, an in vitro petri type dish and some wafers.
    Thousands of littley baby Jesi.
    We could sacrifice them whenever we did a bad thing. The prisons would empty, everyone would be saved.
    A whole new international industry to help our balance of payments and GDP and everything.
    With luck the Jesi could even cure pollution, stop global warming, give everyone their very own flying horse and close down the brewing industries and vineyards by turning tap water into free beer and wine.
    Unless Jesi can’t do beer?

    We could even take out the maternal mitochondrial DNA strands, clone Mummy using more nuns and make millions of perpetual virgins. No more need for martyrs, get your 72 right here on Earth, only $29.99 per 5-pack. Available at a reputable store near you!.

    We’d need lots of nuns.
    How does one recruit nuns?


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