Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “deluded,” came with a link to Exodus 33:23 that refers to Mo’s (Moses’) last encounter with Yahweh.
And even then he just showed me his backside.
The strip below takes the mickey out of “identities,” and has already garnered some disapprobation on the cartoon page.
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That is funny.
Best one I have seen in a while!
Moses and Mo are uncharacteristically tolerant.
Sounds like Moses longs for another Lordly mooning.
“The strip below takes the mickey out of “identities,” and has already garnered some disapprobation on the cartoon page.”
Currently there are seven comments under this strip on the cartoon page and I can see no disapprobation there.
BTW, this is a real good strip, and it targets something else than religions for a change.
Well, is’t ‘identity politics’ a kind of religion?
There are parallels in them, but calling it a religion would be a big stretch of the term. It could be said that nationalism, communism, etc. are also kind of religions, but it is better to keep a more focused usage, otherwise the word becomes meaningless.
I’d like to agree. Do you think “dogma” might be a more appropriate term? I’m trying to think of a word that runs deeper and broader. Maybe just “culture”. The trend is a new evangelical culture, and can be applied to every facet of life. Do we have words distinguishing between religions with commandments for every aspect of life from those without?
I’m glad to see the J&M author on our team about the PC stuff.
The third comment on the page says it’s worse than religion.
It’s certainly a “belief system”, but since it doesn’t necessarily involve the “supernatural” then it fails a test which Buddhism passes (and so makes it into the pen with the other swill-demanding “religions”).
I’d have to revise my notes on Taoism and Scientology to check if either of them pass the “supernatural” test of religionhood. I think that that argument has been going on for Taoism for a few centuries. Whether Scientology makes it to it’s centenary remains to be seen.