Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ blasphemy

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “lazy,” came with an email comment:

God used to intervene a lot more than he does nowadays, doesn’t he?

The country they refer to is certainly Ireland, where, in a 2017 referendum, the voters decisively rejected the nation’s blasphemy law, and that abolition finally took effect on January 1 of this year.

The conceit below, of course, is that both of the boys blaspheme while asking God’s assistance.

14 Comments

  1. Charles A Sawicki
    Posted February 26, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    The Romans were tolerant of diverse religions and had the right idea to keep the peace.
    “Let the gods avenge themselves.” Roman law maxim on blasphemy

    • rickflick
      Posted February 26, 2020 at 9:07 am | Permalink

      But, now there’s only one.

    • Posted February 26, 2020 at 9:22 am | Permalink

      Not quite true, as they also demanded that emperors were worshipped. So your god, plus the emperor…

      • Posted February 26, 2020 at 11:08 am | Permalink

        Emperors were pretty capable of avenging themselves.

      • TJR
        Posted February 26, 2020 at 11:32 am | Permalink

        Not necessarily worship, just sacrifice an animal to him when required.

  2. Ken Kukec
    Posted February 26, 2020 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    You’d think if the Good Lord could go to the trouble of visiting the destruction of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans merely for planning a “homosexual parade,” the least He could do is kick up a squall or two along the Irish coast to show His displeasure over the blasphemy law repeal.

    The whole Katrina thing always made me wonder how it is that Fire Island and Provincetown and the Castro district in San Francisco have escaped the Almighty’s wrath. Seems a bit capricious on the Big Fella’s part.

    • rickflick
      Posted February 26, 2020 at 9:09 am | Permalink

      “the least He could do is kick up a squall”

      Shhhh. Don’t give Him any ideas.

      • grasshopper
        Posted February 26, 2020 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

        666 Beaufort means He is a little chagrined.

  3. Posted February 26, 2020 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    It looks like Jesus ‘n’ Mo have taken their first step toward giving up their religion.

    • jedijan
      Posted February 26, 2020 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      Don’t tell anyone though; they may want to to start a new one … or two.

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted February 26, 2020 at 10:09 am | Permalink

        Never been a more efficient means for separating marks from their money.

        Especially here in the US where the take is tax-free.

  4. Bill Shipley
    Posted February 26, 2020 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    This one doesn’t really make sense. According to Christian theology, Jesus IS God (the Trinity and all that).

    • Rawandi
      Posted February 27, 2020 at 7:07 am | Permalink

      «I will never accept that a little boy of several months, wrapped in diapers and excrement, is God»

      Nestorius (386-450)

  5. Posted February 26, 2020 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Lazy is the new term for non existent and to my mind appropriate, no effort just a sham and gross lying. Reliģion defined as such needs not bother… if only.


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