Islamic human rights are real – and so is Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.

Discussion (20)¬

  1. jONES. says:

    It seems to me they might have been on to something with all those book burnings in ages past… they just didn’t burn the right books… bible, koran, book of mormon…

  2. Max says:

    Perfect. Just perfect.

  3. carolita says:

    The concept of blasphemy is a huge problem. It’s a ‘yo mama’ problem. It’s fundamentally human, but very very low on the evolutionary chart somehow. Killing someone for offending anyone — your mama, your God, whatever — is just nuts. It’s like legitimized insanity!

    How do people rationalize it? Do they say, Okay, now I’m crazy, now I will kill you for saying something that offends me? I mean, wha?????

    It’s like abandoning your mind and wallowing in your insanity. What might be a good idea is to kill oneself if someone offends your god. Now THAT might actually keep people from saying offensive things. Imagine that?

  4. tie says:

    Blasphemy is a victimless crime.

    that says it all.

    great strip as usual, 🙂

  5. Poor Richard says:

    If you don’t see that God and Allah are depicted as relentless, hideous mass muderers, then you haven’t read either book. Obviously, these old folk tales are not meant to be taken literally! How can anyone take Revelation as literal
    prophecy and then say, “God is Love”? Isn’t literalism the true blasphemy?
    I can assure you it is NOT a victimless crime in this sense, tie: countless thousands have been executed in the name of True Belief. And there will be, and is now, much more blood to come.

    What a fine, thoughtful strip. I wonder how many lists it (and we bloggers) are on now? It’s an honor, of course . . . .

  6. JohnnieCanuck says:

    Indeed, I feel ‘blessed’ to have found this site. It’s wonderful how religion can inspire great art like this.

    Just think, thanks to digital storage, this artwwork may last longer than any cathedral. Hopefully, longer than religion itself.

  7. tie says:

    the 1990 Cairo declaration of human rights in Islam should rings alarm bells to anyone with half a brain that Islam means business,

    and ‘Poor Richard’, “blasphemy is a victimless crime” is a Dawkins quote that just means that, when you blaspheme there is no victim since because god does not exist, therefore other people choose to feel offended in gods behalf…

    hope that clears the confusion.

  8. tie says:

    and the lack of edit button is a shame

  9. Poor Richard says:

    Tie, I am truly sorry to have skewed Dawkins without acknowledging your
    own wit. I meant to praise first but wasn’t quite awake yet and too eager to get in my own two cents. I’d buy the bumper sticker (is there one?), except around here you can get a bullet through the windshield for such things. And who knows, I might be behind the wheel. Believe me, there is no confusion on your part. My own children chide me for being absent – minded.

    What would we get up in the morning for without “Jesus and Mo”?

    And what’s that next one of yours? “should rings alarm bells”? we talk like that around here all the times.

  10. trev says:

    “What would we get up in the morning for without “Jesus and Mo”?”

    … Amen.

    That and pizza… and beautiful ladies…

  11. The whole concept of blasphemy is blasphemous. To assume anything done or said by some marginally evolved primate could ever insult an eternal, omnipotent and omniscient being is rather insulting to that eternal, omnipotent and omniscient being.

  12. […] imagine I’d be allowed to lift the strip in its entirety, so here are the always-astute Jesus and Mo on the case of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, the Afghan student journalist who was sentenced to death […]

  13. Hobbes says:

    Great toon! Obviously, the greater the insecurity, the more belligerent one becomes to protect that which placates his/her insecurity. It’s the very basis of fundamentalism—that includes Christian evangelicals, of course.

  14. Nightentity says:

    Hmmmmmm seems that self censorship or tact are inshort supply in these modern times, hey ho etc. Jesus and Mo rule 😛

  15. Nightentity says:

    Could we get an edit button if we ask nicely enough?

    Nightentity queen of the comma’s and slacker on the space bar :S

  16. ToddAwful says:

    Darwin’s Dagger, to assume anything done or said by some marginally evolved primate could ever not insult an eternal, omnipotent and omniscient being is to misunderstand that eternal, omnipotent and omniscient being.

  17. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist says:

    Isn’t it kind of insulting to said being if said inferior creatures presume they understand the omnipotent being correctly?

  18. Bones'sDog says:

    There are True Believers and False Believers. Only the True Believers get to determine who is which.” Me, I think.

    JohnnieCanuck, 06/02/08, what would be very, very fine would be a young fellah stumbling over this cartooon in a few centuries and exclaiming: “What the good fuck is this? Who the crud are those guys and what the snot is this ‘religion’ thing?” and never, ever finding anyone who knows.

    Carolita, I think I’m in love. Can I go back in time and marry you?
    Okay, I know, of the two going back in time is by far the more likely proposition.

    Poor Richard and Tie, blasphemy is NOT a “victimless crime”. Blasphemy is not a crime at all no matter what the local laws may say at any particular time. I’d agree on it being victimless.

  19. Archophob says:

    “Blasphemy is a victimless crime” – Dawkins assumed that the only person to be offended by blasphemy would be god, and also assuming there was no god would mean there was no victim.

    But: it also works out assumung there is an all-knowing all-loving god. Why? Because a god who loves his creation like a father loves his kids does have the power to decide if he wants to feel offended or not. Back when my son was in elementary school, he complained about other kids offending him. I challanged him to offend me. He said some curse words and i kept smiling. Back then he was confused that those words did not hurt me at all, but he did learn from it.

  20. Archophob says:

    … so, assuming God almighty can be offended as easily as a first-grader – wouldn’t that be… blasphemy?


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