Incompatibility

I can’t say it better, even in a thousand words.

22 Comments

  1. Posted July 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    But, but, stick-figure cartoons are so shrill and intolerant! Now nobody’s gonna believe in evolution!

    Which one is Mohammed, anyway?

    • KP
      Posted July 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

      Hahahahahahahaha!

  2. mk
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I sometimes wonder if that actually is “conventional” logic.

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted July 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

      So what is your third option?

      • mk
        Posted July 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

        “Conventional” suggests to me something that is the norm. I sometimes think the norm is the “religious” logic. That’s all I meant.

        • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
          Posted July 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

          Oh, I see. But US isn’t the norm, you know. 😉

          • mk
            Posted July 14, 2010 at 4:44 am | Permalink

            haha! too true.

  3. Insightful Ape
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    My favorite rendition of the last line: “it your word against Jesus/Mohammad/St Agustine/etc.”

  4. Posted July 13, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    That’s really good. We could even take it further to the God of the Gaps Logic:

    1) A picture of the happy person with a safe. The happy person declares possession of a baseball. Nonbeliever says to prove it.

    2) Happy person says the baseball is in the safe. Nonbeliever says to open the safe. Happy person says that the combination to open the safe is lost and is not currently known.

    3) Nonbeliever goes off to get a cutting torch. Happy person starts fuming.

  5. truthspeaker
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    That’s beautiful. May I link to it?

  6. Chayanov
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Where’s the accommodationist, stroking the hair of the religious while hitting the skeptic with a baseball bat?

  7. Posted July 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    But but but – that’s not pragmatic and tolerant! (That’s the new name for accommodationism – pragmatic & tolerant.)

    • Marella
      Posted July 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

      I’m sick to death of ‘tolerant’. There are things that do not deserve toleration and turning it into a blanket virtue is ridiculous.

      • Chayanov
        Posted July 13, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

        What other viewpoints can we tolerate? Anti-vaccination? Climate change deniers? Holocaust deniers? Birthers? Hooray for tolerance! Let’s be pragmatic and tolerate them all!

      • Chayanov
        Posted July 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

        I forgot about the outspoken atheists. It’s much more pragmatic not to tolerate them at all.

  8. Josh Slocum
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    That’s it. That’s all there is to it. It isn’t any more complicated that that. There’s nothing more to say.

    Beautiful!

  9. Posted July 13, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    🙂
    I feel the same about a number of climate sceptics!

  10. Posted July 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    An oldie but a goodie. Here’s another good one:

    http://www.atheist-community.org/images/cartoon/2N121218JHy191215Q9eQ.jpg

  11. Gunga Lagunga
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    I dunno. This cartoon may be a little too subtle for religious minds.

  12. Posted July 14, 2010 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    But you forget Jerry, baseballs are material objects. One can show the material. God is immaterial and thus completely different! 😉

    • Jonn Mero
      Posted July 14, 2010 at 3:47 am | Permalink

      Not quite immaterial, more like a fart: Can’t see it, but stinks.

  13. Posted July 14, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Printed and proudly displayed on my office wall.


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