1. birgerjohansson says

    BTW, I am still waiting for ze joos to give me buckets of gold after I decided to oppose Dubya and SSAT . Because ze joos are obviously behind everything.

  2. Alan G. Humphrey says

    Of course, the clergyman is going to claim an exemption…

    … rat-fucker that he is, but I do like Trudeau’s exquisite irony of panel six.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Religions and ideologies are basically meme complexes evolved to survive competition with other ideas. They need to appeal to our emotional needs but do not need to provide tangible solutions, only the impression of solutions.

    And since they only need a very superficial veneer of logic -- the ‘hook’ is in the emotional appeal- common sense is rarely an effective antidote.
    Instead they get replaced by some new meme complex… like ‘cannibalistic pedophile Democrats with a base set in the basement of a pizza place’.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    I should add, the appeal of myths is almost visceral. As the late Terry Pratchett said, humans are ‘the storytelling primate’.

    Some stories are useful even if they are simplified, or obviously symbolic. Stories like ‘people with long noses are greedy/killed our saviour’ get genocides going.

  5. moarscienceplz says

    “Mom, do you still believe in past lives?”
    “Not all of them.”
    Sort of like how most of humanity has stopped worshipping nearly all of the gods, right?

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