Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the Crucifiction

March 10, 2021 • 8:45 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “briefly”, has a brief description: “The Trinity would have tied everything together so nicely.” Well, maybe, but it still doesn’t make sense of the Crucifiction myth. When stated so badly, the the central myth of Christianity looks insane.  I suppose the theologians would say, “It does look insane, and therefore it’s true.” So be it.

21 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the Crucifiction

  1. When stated so badly, the the central myth of Christianity looks insane.

    Do you mean “baldly”?

    “Badly” does sort of make sense from a Christian point of view, at least they say it’s bad when I use a similar summary.

  2. This is hilarious. Why are we surprised when social media addicts fall for wacky conspiracy theories, when this much wackier theory is accepted by billions of people?

  3. I think Jesus is a little off in thinking the Trinity fixes things. There is supposedly a tri-person deity, kind of like having a three-way multiple personality disorder except that apparently the separate personalities talk to each other (at least sometimes). One of the split personalities sends one of the other personalities to earth to impregnate a village girl so that the third personality will be born, in order that he first gets killed to make up for an event which the supposedly omniscient/omnipotent deity has built into the inevitable history of the universe, and then gets back together with the other two, and sits at the right hand of one of the other personalities… no, really, best to leave the Trinity out of it, I think!

    1. I think Jesus is a little off in thinking the Trinity fixes things.

      Which surely, is the point of the Author (if I remember his nom de guerre correctly) putting this deeply silly idea into Jeeebus’ mouth. I’m tempted to explore how wafer-thin a defence it is, as meaty as a Communion Loaf, but that would be mocking the afflicted.

  4. The barmaid could have added that the suicidal sacrifice-if it ever happened-didn’t change notably the ways humans lived around the period. And she could have pointed that nothing prevent a powerful entity to try incarnation at other, more receptive, times: why only once in 2000 years? (I am aware of the paradox: Jesus is alive in the strip.)

    If he wanted to advertise his Will, God could also have put a flashing giant billboard in the sky. The message would be self-evident.

    1. I am aware of the paradox: Jesus is alive in the strip.

      There is a decided lack of Westboro Baptist (?) church members camped out on the boy’s lawn in protest at their non-hetreonormative lifestyle. So I infer that, in-strip, Jeebus and Mo’s body-double are to some degree incognito. I don’t recall any tissue of justification ever being drawn over this particular gaping hole in the storyline. Not that one was ever looking for consistency in the parody.

      If he wanted to advertise his Will, God could also have put a flashing giant billboard in the sky. The message would be self-evident.

      And deny his interpreters, prattlers and hangers-on their daily cannibalistic bread? Cruel!

  5. I got an email from a reader in New York saying that Jesus’ words in the last panel sounded awkward. It should be “left out” instead of “missed out”. In Brit English these are synonyms. They both mean “omit”. (But “miss out (on)” can also mean “fail to experience or benefit from something”)

    What do you think? I can change it if it’s causing confusion.

    1. Somebody “fails to benefit from” the Trinity? Yet another somebody fails to benefit etc.
      The ten billionth and ten (WAG) product of the human genome failed to benefit etc.
      I think the constructive ambiguity is perfectly fine.

    2. Interesting that “left out” and “missed out” are synonyms in Brit english. Its true that in American english it would be “left out” or perhaps “forgot about” instead of “missed out. In any case, great strip as usual!

  6. The different stories folks have told about gods and goddesses throughout history neither prove nor disprove their existences. While I don’t subscribe to a notion of a personal god, I have no idea what caused the big bang. I like the image of a student in another dimension or universe setting off our big bang during a seventh grade science experiment. But whatever works for you is fine with me.

    1. You made no comment that was deleted; you probably didn’t send it. At any rate, your civility is as poor as your grammar (“superior than all others”?), so you should probably go elsewhere.

      Don’t make accusations of deleted comments until you find out whether it was deleted. It was not.

  7. Down here on earth it was trumped up charges and murder of an innocent “myth of a man”.
    Whats more his mates behaved like zebras and ran for the hills.
    And the suicide farce, in Christianity it’s all right for him but very much… point you towards hells door for mere mortals.

  8. Even if Jesus and the trinity and the crucifixion are all real, it seems only fair that god should forgive us for honestly coming to a different conclusion using our god-given capacity to reason…

    1. As Bill Hicks said in response to Christians who confronted him after a performance regarding their dislike of his statements about Christians and Christianity: “forgive me”.

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