Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ perks

The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “very”, came with this email message: “Jesus, stung by Mo’s mockery of the gospels, has a go at the Koran.”  The cartoon reminds me of Joseph’s Smith’s “revelation”, later promulgated by Brigham Young, that allowed Mormon polygamy, which both Smith and Young availed themselves of amply. But of course that was not just reserved for Smith, but was also a way to grow the faith.

See the verse and commentary about sex slaves here; Jesus is correct.  And here’s 33:53:

O you who have believed, do not enter the houses of the Prophet except when you are permitted for a meal, without awaiting its readiness. But when you are invited, then enter; and when you have eaten, disperse without seeking to remain for conversation. Indeed, that [behavior] was troubling the Prophet, and he is shy of [dismissing] you. But Allah is not shy of the truth. And when you ask [his wives] for something, ask them from behind a partition. That is purer for your hearts and their hearts. And it is not [conceivable or lawful] for you to harm the Messenger of Allah or to marry his wives after him, ever. Indeed, that would be in the sight of Allah an enormity.

So it goes. And Jesus had his expensive ointment. . .


  1. W.T. Effingham
    Posted October 14, 2020 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Of course Mo doesn’t make the rules. He’s just obediently applying them with as much “fidelity” possible by a mere servant of Allah. As Dana Carvey’s “Church Chat” hostess might say, ” How conveeeenient! “.

    • Rawandi
      Posted October 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      “Nothing wrong with a man taking pleasure in his work”
      The serial killer (Kevin Spacey) from the movie ‘Seven’

  2. Ken Kukec
    Posted October 14, 2020 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    With all those wives, Mo musta been kept busy just gettin’ busy.

    • rickflick
      Posted October 14, 2020 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      Naw. I’m sure he would have kept the one or two youngest close by. The rest could keep busy with chores.

  3. rickflick
    Posted October 14, 2020 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    You can almost see the wheels turning in the minds of the authors of religious texts. It’s as if, after having written a bunch of sh*t that establishes authority over many aspects of life, they suddenly see they can add it a few special favors for themselves. This is what little kids do when they negotiate with their parents. As if we would never notice!

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted October 14, 2020 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      At least 2 billion do not notice, although Aisha did.

  4. Anthony Kerr
    Posted October 14, 2020 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I have absolutely zero comprehension of this verse.
    What does it have to do with sex slaves?

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