Also, what is “moderate” about believing so strongly in something which is almost certainly not true?

Discussion (16)¬

  1. Son of Glenner says:

    Thanks, Author, for another great strip.

    You’d think, in this day and age, someone would by now have produced a vaccine against stupidity and ignorant beliefs!

    (Deliberately provocative remark, to see what emerges from under stones.)

  2. M27Holts says:

    My father in law is convinced that his microwave oven makes his kitchen as dangerous as a pair of fire fighters discarded underpants in the basement of a Chernobyl hospital….can I convince him that non ionising radiation is benign? Can I fook….

  3. MattR says:

    My reception is so bad I can’t download the cartoon. But not only do I believe it is hilarious, I know it is.

  4. DocAtheist says:

    How can anything be both immutable and moderate? Moderation changes with the times (among other variables).

  5. Another perfect punch line, Author. Brilliant.

  6. Donn says:

    If I were one of the faithful, of any sect, I can’t imagine how I would be moderate. I mean, do you believe it’s all true, or not? If you do, there appears to be too much at stake to equivocate or hold back.

  7. Someone says:

    There is a Jewish Cemetery a few miles from where I live and it is separated by a fence from the general Necropolis, which is next to it. I have noticed in recent months that there are more and more Muslim graves next to the border fence and I am not sure if this is due to moderate Islam, a slight against the Hebrews or just plain coincidence because the other cemetery had the room available. Food for thought, wouldn’t you say?

  8. Laripu says:

    Someone, I don’t think the dead of any religion, buried near the dead of any other religion, are a slight. If anything, there is a unifying indication of our common end.

    Religions try to explain suffering and all fail. Natural selection explains it easily: the ability to feel pain makes an organism more likely to avoid things that might cause a demise prior to reproduction.

    Suffering after the age of reproduction is an irrelevant side effect. Death after the age of reproduction is, from the viewpoint of genetic continuance, just good housekeeping.

    Here I go, “preaching to the choir”.

  9. M27Holts says:

    Antagonistic Pleiatropy is a very interesting subject. But far too hard to understand for your typical religious fookwit….as I have explained. My father in law much prefers the pseudo scientific garbage he reads in the daily mail to.proper peer reviewed scientific facts…

  10. Alexis says:

    Someone, In my area there are many double cemeteries, one side consecrated for Catholics and one side unconsecrated for Protestants. The Catholics belief is that they must be buried in consecrated ground and that it would be sacrilegious for a non Catholic to be buried in the same consecrated piece of earth.

  11. HaggisForBrains says:

    Someone, perhaps they’re forming a defensive line. Worse, maybe they’re planning an invasion. “Invasion of the Zombie Muslims” has quite a ring to it. Paging George Romero…

  12. JayMo says:

    I would worry more about the ones that hide over the soil than beneath

  13. Troubleshooter says:

    Okay, Mo … should they burn in hell moderately or immoderately?

  14. Someone says:

    Yesterday I went to a deconsecrated church that was holding an art exhibit, which was themed on homophobia and related taboos to sexuality.
    Well, I say art exhibit, but it was more like a circus of penises, homo-erotic collages, Christianity, politicians, Justin Bieber and other things. Something about seeing dildos pouring forth pearls amongst childhood toys while happy music plays and Jesus stares down from stained glass windows amuses me.
    I wonder if we’ll ever to get to such a stage with deconsecrated mosques.

  15. M27Holts says:

    Haha…Erect Penises….that would have had the maiden aunts feigning disgust…whilst their knicker gussets actually betray their true animal responses….

  16. SmallVoice says:

    It’s a random, mid-morning thought but if the “bad guys” (and we all know who those are) are definitely going to suffer for ever and ever and ever and a while longer because the Big Boss Rule Maker has decided this and never errs, should we not, as compassionate, humane human beings make their tiny, short, ephemeral stay on this planet ever so pleasant and nice?

    Should we not be extra nice to the apostates, heretics, unbelievers, atheists and homosexuals as a sort of apology for what is to come?

    In short, should we not act as though we forgive them even if we don’t because we know what’s in their futures?

    Would that not make the religious guys nicer? And make their boss seem a touch less nutso?


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