Jesus ‘n’ Mo (‘n’ Moses) ‘n’ hypocrisy

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “regs”, came with an email note from the author:

An old jewish friend, who was an atheist, used to write “G-d” even though she knew it was silly.

That’s for sure. The hold of faith is tenacious! And I’m surprised that Moses (in quarantine with The Boys) is an unbeliever.

7 Comments

  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    So Moses buys into P-scal’s Wager?

    • Posted May 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

      “Provoking him unnecessarily”? Sounds more like Pascal’s Dodge.

  2. alexander
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Piety? I always wondered why some people used “G-d.” I usually say “a god.”

  3. Posted May 27, 2020 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    What puzzles me most by the use of “G-d” is the question of who the writer thinks he’s fooling.

    • rickflick
      Posted May 27, 2020 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

      It’s to show God respect, and he sure needs it.

    • David Evans
      Posted May 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

      What puzzles me is that “God” is not even the true name which is not to be spoken, but a translation. What do Jews who speak other languages do about this?

    • Posted May 28, 2020 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

      Yes, it’s silly. The sequence of symbols “G o d” is a label to refer to the supreme being and creator of the Universe. If it’s wrong to write that sequence of symbols down, it’s also wrong to write down the sequence “G – d” because it is not really any different. It refers unambiguously to the same entity.

      “D*g”, on the other hand, is a totally different matter.


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