Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ science

January 5, 2022 • 9:00 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “yet,” has this note:

Today’s comic inspired by a funny little guy called Hugh Ross.

(His Wikipedia bio is here.) I debated Ross once at the Alaska Bar Association Meeting in Anchorage (the lawyers wanted to hear both “sides”). He’s not little, nor especially funny, but I didn’t find him a particularly compelling opponent. He’s an old-earth creationist, though, and I’d like to see him debate a young-earth creationist about the age of the Earth. Has such a debate ever taken place?

But I digress. Here are the Divine Duo flap their jaws about creationism and science. Accommodationists and apologists often give credit for science to Christianity, arguing that without that religion there would be no science. That, of course, is arrant nonsense, but I often hear the same argument Jesus makes here. Does anybody really believe that if religion hadn’t come along, we’d have no science?

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ mockery

December 8, 2021 • 8:30 am

Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, “mockery”, came with this author’s note:

This one is a slightly edited resurrection from a dozen years ago, while we self-isolate until a test result arrives. New strip next week, inshallah.

May antibodies be upon you, Jesus and Mo artist!

As happens so often, the strip shows the double standards of the Divine Duo, standards that they never realize are contradictory.

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ the Savior’s birthday

December 1, 2021 • 10:15 am

The latest Jesus and Mo cartoon, called “theory”, came with this note:

Prompted by this from The Telegraph (stop loading before download is finished to see full article).

Sadly, I can’t see the article as it’s paywalled. But in the cartoon, Mo for once shows a percipient bit of analysis!  If you read the Torygraph article, please summarize it below.

 

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ fresh eyes

November 17, 2021 • 8:45 am

Here’s the new Jesus and Mo strip, called “fresh”, in which the boys are let down.

I’ve always said that although the Bible is touted as great literature (mainly in the King James Version), it really isn’t: it’s dull and boring, with many leaden and snooze-inducing passages. Yes, there are a few good ones, but I’ve often proposed the experiment that Jesus and Mo allude to. My version: the Bible exists in only one old, dusty copy, which resides in a free book box outside Powell’s in Hyde Park. Somebody picks it up and takes it home and starts reading it as if it were a work of fiction. After a short time, bored as hell, he puts it down and then discards it. It is NOT great literature though it has some good bits.

But I digress: here are Jesus and Mo reading their respective Holy Books with “fresh eyes”: