Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Moses ‘n’ truth

September 28, 2022 • 9:00 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “Jihad 2”, is an old one. As the caption notes “It’s holiday time, so ‘re-touched’ resurrections for a bit. This one from 2007.” But the only holiday going, so far as I know, is Rosh Hashanah, and that ended last night. (Yom Kippur is coming up on October 4-5, and the Muslim holiday of Eid-e-Shuja’ on October 5 in Iran). Am I missing a holiday?

So be it; here’s the strip, where Moses makes an appearance. It could also have been called “Whatever”.

Apparently what “works” for Mo is the Revealed Truth.

14 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Moses ‘n’ truth

  1. The phrase “whatever works for you” represents what many self-identified liberals view as a Prime Directive when dealing with religion: there’s no right or wrong, it’s all just equally valid choices. This attitude tends to bleed out beyond matters of faith and be put to use in any disagreement the holder finds distasteful or distressing. Why doesn’t one side allow the other side to choose what “works” for them? Isn’t that how it works? The entire field of epistemic truth is thus changed into a smorgasbord of personal tastes by people who consider their reflexive habits of conflict avoidance to be indicative of a charitable, harmonious mind.

    Of course, they can’t keep this up forever. Mo’s insistence on “submission” will eventually put him in the doghouse labeled “Evildoers Who Won’t Let People Do Whatever Works For Them.” In which case, the Tolerant can’t condemn them hard enough.

    1. It’s when they resort to violence that they deserve condemnation. Otherwise, every single different Christian faction and different Muslim faction and Jewish faction and HIndu faction, etc., etc., would be at constant warfare with one another until no one is left alive to argue anymore. Of course, various factions already tried that over the last 2,000 years and eventually enough more reasonable people got sick of the fanatics and found a way to restrain them. Unfortunately, it’s an ongoing process that will likely last until humans are extinct.

  2. I note that the boys are drinking their usual pints of Guinness – but what’s Moses on? It looks like a shot of some sort. Old Bushmills, maybe?

    1. I should think Moses would opt for Jameson over Bushmills. I suspect Moses would have republican sympathies.

      At least here in the States, Jameson is seen as the drink of Irish-Catholics, and Bushmills for the Proddies.

      1. Well, as progenitor of both Jesus (and his 45,000-odd sects) and Mo (and his 73 or whatever it is), I would imagine that Moses might feel the need to be a bit ecumenical.

        How about gin?

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