Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Hamline

January 11, 2023 • 8:45 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “cube,” came with this note (and an admission that the strip is late to the party):

Provoked by this ridiculous story that appeared in December last year.

The story, of course, is about how the instructor at Hamhanded University (really Hamline U.) was fire for showing two paintings depicting the face and figure of Muhammad, even after giving trigger warnings in the syllabus an in class. On to J&M, in which Mo carefully explains to his pal why you can’t draw pictures of Muhammad. (Note that the strip’s artist does—four times in this strip alone!)

Hamline is not pleased, I gather, with the small Minnesota school having received national attention for this kind of censorship and the reprehensible firing of a teacher.

5 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Hamline

  1. Oh my god – sublime – proof of god, right there!

    … at this point, the university really should change its name to Broccoliline University…. hang on – no – as an antilinear counter action, name it Broccolicircle University – the curve-o-phobia in “line” alone is oppressive.

  2. you can’t draw pictures of Muhammad. (Note that the strip’s artist does—four times in this strip alone!)

    The Author is explicit in the “About” page :

    Is that really the Prophet Mohammed?
    No, it’s a body double. Mohammed couldn’t make it, as he has been dead for centuries.

    Why this precise disclaimer is included is probably related to why the strip having a headline translation into Danish, and why The Author remains anonymous.
    There have actually a lot of different practices on depiction of the Prophet (may sauce be upon her meaty mighty balls … sorry, wrong non-idolized not-a-deity) ranging from the current Sunni hysteria, through a much more relaxed Shiite position. The most recent I can quickly find is this, from 1808. Wiki has a fairly long discourse on the number of angels on this particular pinhead.
    In deference to the sensitivities of some, I’ve cloaked potentially offensive parts of this message with a computational “modesty board”, as practiced by Wiki (see link Q.3). Sadly, WordPress/ Jetpack strips out the modesty board. Well, I tried.
    Other relevant points from the “About” page :

    Why is the Barmaid never drawn?
    It is forbidden. Plus, I can’t draw barmaids.
    div class=”depiction”Why is the art so bad?
    Because I’m such a bad artist./div

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