May 6th, 2008
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Good ol’ Mo. Always has his priorities straight (as a knot). Of course, he would be only be outraged because it’s not the Quran. All the other things listed are just regular practices by Muslim extremeists.
Heh heh! Another good one!
Well, hey, at least the ones in Texas don’t make the women wear burqas. There’s progress for you!
[…] Update: Jesus and Mo’ weigh in on the issue. […]
Heh, I really thought the punchline would something on Aisha.
have you seen the hair on thoughs morman ladies though? i’m not much in favour of the burqua myself, but at least it lets you off preening duties a little bit. as for the formless one colour dresses, well, shorter sleves and no head cover, but otherwise, they’re like the burquas skimpy cousin.
I can only share Mo’s feelings of disbelief and shock!!!!
ms morbo, yeah, I have. Part of the (intended) irony in my post was how minimal the ‘progress’ is.
Irony so thick…
Mo seems unable to step out of his shoes to see things clearly,
the Irony fog must be too thick to get away… I wonder
“How could anyone believe the Book of Mormon is divinely inspired?”
I can answer that one.
First you read it, and it sounds kind of biblical in tone. Of course, this is because it’s completely derivative of the Bible, but anyway.
Then you have people tell you, “If you read and pray about it, and you” … wait for it … “feel any of a long list of feelings on this list, then that’s the Holy Ghost telling you that it’s true.” And you’re supposed to believe the feeling over any kind of counter-evidence, because that’s what faith is all about.
And it helps if your parents, teachers, and other people you trust keep reinforcing this for a period of years. Because they couldn’t all be wrong… could they?
Well, I must confess that I feel embarrassed at having believed that terrible book of stories once. But at least it’s not the Urantia Book or anything.
I’m using that comic and linking back. Any problem, just let me know.
BTW, I love your work. Keep it up!!
We now know that the claims made about the FLDS have very little, if any, evidence to back them up. The alleged teen mothers were, for the most part, produced by CPS claiming that adult women were minors. I have found it ironic that atheists and others who apparently pride themselves on their critical thinking were so uncritical in accepting the accusations. I did not see much weighing evidence or examining facts from these people when it came to believing the worst about religious people. Rather I saw complete acceptance of whatever would reinforce their prejudices.
This is an amazing strip, both this specific one and most of them I’ve seen so far. I should however add that child brides and forced marriages are hardly the outcome of Islam. As a matter of fact it was pretty much okay (depending on the age of the child) to marry children and marriage was hardly a thing of women’s consent all over the world until recently. Islamic societies are the way they are since most of them live underpriviliged, uneducated lives in war-struck, post-colonialized areas (it was different, say, 300 years ago when everything was the exact opposite). Believe it or not, Islam was actually an improvemet when it came about. Pity most muslims took the word and not the spirit, ending up living a “modernized” 8th century in the 21st century.
If anyone thinks that I amn’t divine
He’ll get no free drinks when I’m making the wine
But have to drink water and wish it were plain
That I make when the wine becomes water again.
– James Joyce
Ophelia Benson, 6/5/08, what does it matter what you are allowed to wear if you are in the big boss husband’s jail? Only him and the other “wives” will ever see it so modesty isn’t a concern.
At least the Islamics let their women go for walks in the sunlight, that’s progress.
JayneK, if we believe the worst of the religious nutters on the flimsiest of evidence or even blatant self-serving propaganda from other sects it is only because the religious nutters have done these things before, many times.
True, we’re prejudiced and biased but only because of the centuries of evidence supporting those judgement and biases.
It’s not as if we make it all up, write it in a book and call it The Truth. No one would ever do a stupid, unfair thing like that.