Jesus and Mo on tolerance

The Jesus and Mo artist has been reading Robert Wright . . . .


  1. NewEnglandBob
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Jesus & Mo have been so very relevant lately. The artist apparently is up to date on this blog as well as PZ’s and others.

    “crowd” from Dec. 8, “plank” from Dec. 4 and “mind” from Dec. 1 are all terrific.

    • Posted December 12, 2009 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      Of course he is. It’s odd that people keep being surprised by this, as if the toonist were some kind of idiot savant.

  2. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    The terrible thing is that these pursuits still needs mocking.

    Especially as I get the feeling I’m at the bad end of a bad joke. :-/

    Besides the mocking, and J&M need for clinging to labeling stereotypes, what’s wrong with “modern atheists” or “ardent atheists” as opposed to the erroneous “new”?

    It would cover and slightly destroy the “already the Greeks” joke, but that is an unfortunate loss I’m willing to take. Embracing the “atheist” label for parsimonious realism is enough “go with the gay” reversion for me. I’m not sure about repeating it with the “new” label. 😀

  3. Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    It’s like putting a boiling pot back on an eye of the stove.

  4. Posted December 12, 2009 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    You sure it’s Robert Wright? It also sounds like that Stephen Prothero piece in USA today – religion and atheism are both ‘perspectives’ and all we all want is mutual tolerance.

    • Steve
      Posted December 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

      They all start to sound the same after a while. It’s your fault American science standards are going down. It’s your fault Islamic extremists want to kill us. If only those damn ‘new’ atheists weren’t so agressive.

  5. Posted December 12, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    They all start to sound the same right away, because they just read each other and then go write the exact same thing all over again. Wright says it Monday, Prothero says it Tuesday, Sullivan says it Wednesday, and so the week rolls by.

    • Michelle B
      Posted December 12, 2009 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

      While their life rolls by till it stops rolling.

  6. MadScientist
    Posted December 13, 2009 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I wonder what title the artist would give to that one: “The fruit of accommodationism”?

  7. Posted December 14, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    That cartoon is just not funny at all. It’s too starkly realistic. 🙁

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