Today’s Jesus and Mo cartoon, called “drink“, comes with a note:
An edited resurrection today, while I am on holiday. It references a hadith.
Here’s the hadith indicated (one of the extra-Qur’anic “traditional” sayings of Muhammad):
Anas b. Malik reported that some people belonging (to the tribe) of ‘Uraina came to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) at Medina, but they found its climate uncogenial. So Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said to them:
If you so like, you may go to the camels of Sadaqa and drink their milk and urine. They did so and were all right. They then fell upon the shepherds and killed them and turned apostates from Islam and drove off the camels of the Prophet (ﷺ). This news reached Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) and he sent (people) on their track and they were (brought) and handed over to him. He (the Holy Prophet) got their hands cut off, and their feet, and put out their eyes, and threw them on the stony ground until they died.
Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “hardly,” shows Jesus hectoring Mo about self-serving verses in Mo’s “revelations from Gabriel” that appear in the Qur’an. (I haven’t been able to find the Qur’anic verse about that, but it is in the sunnah.
Remember, though that Jesus allowed his feet to be rubbed with expensive ointment (John 12:3-7, King James version):
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. 4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, 5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. 7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. 8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
This is an actual argument quoted in the comments of Jerry Coyne’s website, whyevolutionistrue.com – but it’s from a few weeks ago, and I can’t find it now. Will credit if it turns up.
I’m honored that the creator not only reads this website, but also the comments! If you know the comment the artist is referring to, put it in below. It must be a quote from some muddled theologian (or are those two words redundant?).
In the meantime, this week’s cartoon again begs the question of God’s existence in the proper sense.
The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “science”, deals with “presuppositionalism,” (or “presuppositional apologetics”) defined in the strip. (You can also read about it here, and it will come up in a post later today when we learn that Christianity was necessary for the advent of science because science began as a way to understand God’s plan and his Roolz.)
The whole presuppositionalist enterprise is indeed question begging, as it presumes the truth of Christianity.
Today’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “live”, has a caption on the Patron site, “It’s an abusive relationship.” And indeed it is: God is like a husband or father who is sometimes loving, and, at the same time professing to love you, beats the hell out of you. As they do so often, they’re performing onstage, and, as usual, they’re completely oblivious of their own hyprocrisy.