Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ drugs

May 27, 2021 • 9:00 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called, “Sinai,” came with the email messages below:

You’re getting this strip much earlier than the rest of the world today, as network problems are preventing me from posting to the main site and sending out emails. Long-time readers may recognise this is a resurrection of an old strip from 13 years back.

. . . Today’s strip is a resurrection from 2008, as long-time readers will recognise. In the original strip, I neglected to link to the inspiration. It was this article, which presents a speculative but not implausible hypothesis.

Not implausible?!!!  Here’s a screenshot of part of the article:

Benny Sharon is clearly a philosopher rather than an empiricist! Here’s the cartoon, and it’s rare because it includes the f-word! (This is a screenshot because, although I’m a patron, I couldn’t get access to the cartoon.)

h/t: Mark

16 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ drugs

  1. The drugs are usually combined in a drink called ayahuasca.

    Where might one score some ayahuasca?

    Asking for a frien … oh, hell, asking for myself. I’ve given the other psychedelics a try; why not ayahuasca?

    As an octogenarian Noble Lit laureate says, “everybody must get stoned.”

      1. Not. Would not feel. –Iz it me or is it WordPress? I blame WordPress. That’s the ticket.

    1. Santo Daime Churches in the USA have meetings which you can join and you can get it there. They have a special (Supreme Court, New Mexico case origin, I think) legal dispensation for religious ceremonies.
      The hymns are in Portuguese so you can’t really tell they’re about Jesus – a big relief. Christianity and hallucinogens …ugh. You can pretend they’re just singing and the music isn’t terrible.

      It is a lot of fun but you want to have some psychedelic experience before you do.
      Don’t just go “cold”.

      1. They have a special (Supreme Court, New Mexico case origin, I think) legal dispensation for religious ceremonies.

        Per SCOTUS’s decision in Employment Division v. Smith, states are permitted to grant such dispensations under the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause, but are not required to do so.

        If I chance to be in New Mexico anytime soon, I’ll pop into a Santo Daime church and check out the action. 🙂

        Thanks for the info, David.

  2. “I just need that extra lift sometimes.” Mo was said tô be quite proficient at fasting. If my own experientes of being “hangry” more than a few hours are any indicator,, I see how nutritional deficits could also affect perception. Hunger plus a myriad of exposures to toxins from molds ln foodz (ergot) plus numerous “intentional” self- medicating items could explain some visual and auditory ” encounters with gods” (profit motives notwithstanding).

  3. As far as Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effects of narcotics,

    I think the evidence is fairly good that Moses is a legend. If you can’t show that he existed, the rest is moot.

    By the way, whatever problems the author had with posting are now resolved.

  4. The question at hand is less about how bombed, lubricated, stoned or ‘shroomed world leaders of ancient history and intermediate-age legend were ; the question should be about how many of our current crop of maniacs at today’s helms have been drinking at the reindeer’s stream, licking toads, tooting roaches and gargling the falling-down water.
    Elon – what do you thi … never mind.

    1. I originally read that as “on the same stuff as John when he wrote Revolution” and thought, wow, how long a list you lookin’ for? 🙂

      You know it’s gonna be all right.

  5. It reminds me of the Cheech & Chong bit — I used to be all messed up on drugs until I found the Lord. Now I’m all messed up on the Lord.

  6. Stoned back then literally meant that, just like it is today with the religious extremes.
    So god handed Moses a “tablet” and now we know what that “tab” was, the commandments came later at the rave tent.

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