July 8th, 2020
It’s almost funny.
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Pity we can’t see the barmaid curled on the floor laughing so hard it hurts.
Not socially distanced – so I’ll keep MY distance from them!
It is a rare thing that a Jew would talk about “Moshe Rabeinu”, Moses our Teacher, in such terms, orthodox and liberal alike. Hmm.
Lily: but not rare that a religious person would be unaware of irony.
Nice to have Moses visit.
Maybe we could have more guest appearances—Joe Smith the Mor(m)on and his magic gold tablets, Ganesh and his long nose, L Ron Hubbard and Zenu with a few Thetans, Guru Granth Sahib and his haircut phobia, plus Nihilist Nietzsche screaming that all these cartoon characters are dead ideas. Maybe DJ Trump the self-described stable genius worshipping himself.
Hurrah! The Barmaid is back! And as good-looking and intelligent as ever.
Mind you, they aren’t _wrong_…
“He’s very quick to point out other people’s flaws, while being oblivious to those exact same flaws in himself!”
That sentence is a hall of mirrors. It’s a self-reference booby-trap. It’s an abyss which looks into you when you look into it.
When Moses, Jesus and Mo were all together, if he talked behind their back, who was on the other end of that conversation?
See that there, that’s proof of the existence of god.
I second the idea introduced above by Jesus F Iscariot above, to have visits from other religious figures. But I recognize that this isn’t a democracy, and I don’t have a vote. 🙂
It would be interesting to know what L Ron Hubbard would have to say. And maybe … I hardly dare to grok it … Michael Valentine Smith?
S.Glenner, I greatly agree. The barmaid is a very beautiful woman. Too beautiful for anyone to gaze upon and not go mad. She is a goddess.
JFI – Joseph Smith featured in a 5-strip storyline starting here. Ganesh appears in two strips, and Thor appears in one.
Oh, and the Flying Spaghetti Monsters dips a noodley appendage into this one.
I think that’s it as far as guest appearances go.
Good! paradoctor quotes Fred Nietzsche, “When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.”
My other favorite ‘sociologist’ is Sigmund Freud, disparaged by people who never read him and people who misunderstood him alike. His “Future of an Illusion” is one of the best explanations of why the superstitious believe in gods and magical superbeings.
Thanks for the links, Author. I had forgotten about those.
Author, thanks for those links. I’ve enjoyed them again. Especially “Hatface”. 🙂 And the tiny storm cloud over Thor’s head.
Author…Thanks for pointing out earlier cross-godding. I was happy to meet up again with the recently less popular FSM
Some non catholic poster there commented: “we know the flying spaghetti monster is not real because the invisible pink unicorn is the one true deity
besides who would want an edible ‘god’.”
When I was a catholic up to age 14 or I was chewing literally on the body and blood of Christ through the miracle of transubstantiation, the central miracle and mystery of the mass. As Catholic Jesus teaches, “Eat me!”
The Bartender is actually the Goddess. Jesus and Ganesh merely think they are and the other characters think they have the ultimate connection to the Divine. In a sense they do, but ignore it.
That’s my story and I’m sticking with it. (Max Megee)
Have to admit Ganesh did get his revenge. I just recognized that a few minutes age.
If she’s the same skeptical barmaid who told Gilgamesh to blow off immortality and just enjoy life, then her name is Siduri.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand welcome to the wonderful world of Bell & Howell!
Walter: There actually was a barmaid who was deified.
In Mesopotamia, a woman named Kubaba was a brewer and tavern owner. The king liked her so much he demoted her as his successor, and she became a Sumerian queen.
Following her death, she was deified and people built shrines to her.
See her Wikipedia entry:
That should have been “denoted”. But demoted might work too. 🙂
I would love to see L Ron and Xenu, you could definitely do an excellent story about a religion with a sliding scale of charges. I rank scientology up there with Pacific island “cargo cults” and people who take boris seriously.
On the other hand they are more fun to wind up than mormons.
When asked why they still believe by the Christian missionaries they say, “You’ve been waiting for your Jesus for almost 2 thousand years, we’ve only been waiting for John Frum for less than a century.”
Advantage Vanuatu islanders.