The wax would have melted as they approached the sun, you idiot!

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  1. Laripu says:

    The winged horse’s name is the Polish word for beetroot. Maybe Mo rode a winged beetroot. Much more plausible. The beetroot must have been named Pegasus.

    My questions:
    Where did Mo get a cheese slicer big enough for the moon? Amazon doesn’t carry one that big. And is the Kaaba just a hunk of the moon that’s gone moldy?

    These important theological questions are being ignored by Islam. They should put an Imam on it right away

  2. Edward says:

    Mo is begging the question. “The fallacy of begging the question occurs when an argument’s premises assume the truth of the conclusion, instead of supporting it.”

  3. OtterBe says:

    We’re back!

    Them religious boys sure love their circular logic

  4. tfkreference says:

    It’s the same fallacy as, “how do you explain the empty tomb?” Perhaps a form of begging the question.

  5. tfkreference says:

    Yes, begging the question. It’s the same fallacy as in, “how do you explain the empty tomb?”

  6. Anonymous says:

    David Hume categorised a miracle as the suspension of the laws of nature but others have disagreed. If someone can interfere with the universe then any miracle must be possible and there is no need to quibble about magnitude.
    It’s all rubbish anyway.

  7. Vanity Unfair says:

    I’m not really anonymous, I pressed the wrong button.

  8. Vanity Unfair says:

    I’m not anonymous. I pressed the wrong button.

  9. paradoctor says:

    Riding a winged horse is cool, but splitting the moon is silly. Anyone can do that. Just cross your eyes.

  10. paradoctor says:

    Riding a winged horse is cool, but splitting the moon is silly. Anyone can do it; just cross your eyes.

  11. Choirboy says:

    It’s interesting that Mehdi Hassan, the British journalist now making a name for himself in the US holding politicians to account largely by showing their irrationality is on record as saying that he believes that the horse-riding episode is literally true.
    Cognitive dissonance in action?

  12. Choirboy says:

    Not sure why my last comment hasn’t appeared when all previous ones have. Can’t recall breaking any rules!

  13. Laripu says:

    Choirboy, I found it hard to believe that Mehdi Hassan believed in Mohammed’s miracles, the winged horse and the splitting of the moon. He seems like an intelligent fellow.

    And so I looked it up and there’s a video of him, in debate with Dawkins, affirming that he believes those things. He was baited by Dawkins, and said he believed those things, and in miracles in general.

    This video at around 14:30: https://youtu.be/rRd-jlV82BI

    I was really surprised by this. The world is full of liars and idiots and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. I think Mehdi Hassan is a bit of both.

  14. Laripu says:

    It seems that comments are slow to appear but they eventually do. Author says “I think this is a cacheing problem now. Will work on it.”

    Good luck, Author.

  15. M27Holts says:

    I tell you what IS a mystery, why do Ant & Dec get paid.(at all) talentless worms…

  16. M27Holts says:

    Still not working properly is it?

  17. Laripu says:

    M27, about Ant and Dec. Never having seen them, I’ll hazard these guesses: they’ve been doing it a long time, so they know what to do, and they know many people in the business who like them and give them work.

    It’s that reasonable, based on almost no information?

  18. paradoctor says:

    Riding a winged horse is cool, but splitting the moon is silly. Anyone can do it, just cross your eyes.

  19. M27Holts says:

    Not working for me?

  20. Laripu says:

    A bunch of comments that were previously there have disappeared, including from M27 and myself.

  21. Laripu says:

    Test: this post is being made at 1:51 AM Tampa time, which is 6:51 AM UK time. I want to see the timestamp on the post when it shows up, which will be delayed due to the bug.

  22. Laripu says:

    My test post shows the right UK time, but it didn’t appear immediately.

    I notice other minor changes: a Comments button showing the number of comments and a Random button. Either Author is making mods to fix the problem or J&M are miraculously changing the site. Your guess is as good as mine.

  23. Rrr says:

    In this silly darkness of comment denial attack we are all Anonymous.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Rrr, speak for yourself. 🙂

  25. paradoctor says:

    Sorry about the repeat comments. They disappeared, so I tried again. Patience…

  26. Donn says:

    Comments fundamentally hostile to the word of Mo disappeared? Could be miracles at work!

    I don’t think there’s a law of nature that says the laws of nature always hold, is there?

  27. OtterBe says:

    While glitches suck, there’s a certain wry amusement at shouting into the void at stupid-dark-30 am

  28. M27Holts says:

    Work you bugger…

  29. Graham says:

    That’s the problem with miracles – for any of them to happen they can’t actually break any laws of the real universe, ergo, in the case of any that do happen they’re not miracles.

  30. Laripu says:

    M27, I don’t know when this post will finally show up, but I want to thank you.

    On your recommendation, we’ve just completed watching the first series of Clarkson’s Farm and it was very funny, very good television. I particularly like the competent young man, Kaleb. Gerald, the incomprehensible local was very funny. And Clarkson is an even bigger ass than he was on Top Gear. Nevertheless, I learned a few things while watching him screw up

    Thanks for that and for Father Ted. We’ll watch the second series in due time.

    If you can, watch “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”. Also very good.

  31. Laripu says:

    It appears that Author fixed the problem with comments not appearing? My last post showed up right away.

  32. Anonymous says:

    For a while there I thought maybe someone had ordered a budweiser or taken the name of the lord in vain. You could hear a pun drop.
    It is still yesterday for the cock and bull where I post from, PST.
    Thank you, author. You’re the silly one.


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