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  1. duus says:

    “50,000 unique visitors”

    congratulations on your recent success!

  2. George says:

    Apologetics means never having to say you’re sorry.

  3. tie says:

    lol, nice one!

    apologetics should get a t-shirt with this slogan

    “we want to go back to the middle ages…sorry”

  4. TB says:

    I still want to know what Mohammad (Peace be on everyone 🙂 ) plays on this console. Is it Ps3? Does he play Devil may Cry? It may suit a religious man…

    Please author explain us what Mohammad plays.

  5. TB–

    He’s obviously playing The Bible Game.

  6. Colin says:

    How wrong of me. I read the words “gives birth prematurely” (New King James version) and wilfully misinterpreted that as meaning “premature birth”. I am a naughty, naughty apologist.

    New King James, New International & New American Standard all say “gives birth prematurely”. And they’re all New, so they must be right. The (Old) King James has “fruit depart from her” (what, she lost her mango?) which sounds a bit more miscarriagey.

    The Message & Contemporary English versions both go with “miscarries”. New Century sits on the fence with “causing the baby to come out”. The English Standard version has “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm…” That one sounds like the kids have come to the door to see what’s going on.

    My point in all this? …I don’t know. I kind of lost track. I certainly didn’t end up in the same place I started.

    How the hell are you supposed to maintain any kind of argument based on this document?

  7. Hobbes says:

    Colin: “How the hell are you supposed to maintain any kind of argument based on this document?”

    You put them in a logic incubator, not the bronze age incubator used by fundies even today.

    –The unexamined belief is not worth believing.

  8. Mags says:

    Hobbes says –The unexamined belief is not worth believing.

    That’s what Judges do in Courts isn’t it? How wise. Lets all do it…

  9. Nifty says:

    All religion is f**cking sh*t.

    Great ‘toons.

  10. Paper Hand says:

    Hmm … the Young’s Literal Translation has “And when men strive, and have smitten a pregnant woman, and her children have come out, and there is no mischief, he is certainly fined, as the husband of the woman doth lay upon him, and he hath given through the judges”, so I could see miscarriage OR premature birth as a reasonable interpretation of that passage. Of course, in the Bronze Age, there wouldn’t’ve been much practical difference between the two, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Biblical Hebrew failed to make a distinction.

  11. Acolyte of Sagan says:

    Test post from the future. Bwaah-ha-ha-ha!

  12. HaggisForBrains says:

    Oh, Acolyte! Grow up, already.

  13. Topi says:

    It doesn’t matter at all if one installs good security on abortion clinic so that no-one can get into a man vs. man fight in the opration room.

    Or allow only women inside so there cannot be no man vs. man fights while doing the abortion.

  14. Bones'sDog says:

    Nifty, just for my peace of mind for any future comments I may make, are we not allowed to say “All religions are fucking shite”? Do we have to use less euphonious euphemisms?
    “All religions are fucking shite.”
    Okay, that worked so I guess we are and don’t.
    Phew, that’s a weight off my mind.

    Everyone, the OneTrueVeryRealHonestToTiamatAtheneAndOdin bible is the Authorised King James version. The language in that is simply beautiful, even when it is expressing the most odious and horrible content.
    The Gutenbergs are truly lovely artefacts in their own right and justifiably admired even revered but the languages used are wrong. Everyone knows that the only true biblical language is English.

    In case anyone cares or wonders, my stance on abortion is that I have no say in the matter. I’m a male and unlikely to get pregnant so it’s none of my business.
    I do think that even rapes and incests should be mostly free of the risk of pregnancy. Contraception is cheap, widely available and easy to use. Little girls should be taught how.
    All little girls.
    And all little boys should have the same lessons.
    But that’s just an idealistic opinion. It’ll never happen.


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