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15th Mar '15 11:35:45 PM jormis29
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''[[http://www.jesusandmo.net/ Jesus and Mo]]'' is a four-panel webcomic that follows the lives of two modern-day prophets, named Jesus and Mohammed. The only other regular characters are an unnamed atheist barmaid who argues with the two when they visit their local pub, and Moses, who shows up from time to time.

Most of the strips satirise some aspect of religion such as specific myths, arguments for the existence of God, and recent news stories relating to religion. Unsurprisingly, due to the main characters, the satire tends to be focused on either Christianity or Islam, but often the jokes are more general.

The strip is the creation of a British author who uses the pseudonym Mohammed Jones for fear of reprisals. It started on 24 November 2005 and received a significant spike in readers the following February as a result of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy]].
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!!This comic provides examples of:

* AuthorTract - Go ahead, guess.
* AuthorAvatar - We'll give you three guesses as to whom.
* BoldInflation
* CouchGag - About the only thing that ever changes from comic to comic visually is what exactly Jesus and Mo are reading. Sometimes it's just the Bible or Koran, but often it includes a simple headline joke on its own.
* CultureJustifiesAnything - A common opinion of Moses.
* CrossoverCosmology - The Christian version of Jesus alongside an Islamic prophet.
* CutAndPasteComic - Just about everything has been reused, there are about four settings (Bed, Living Room, Bar, Park).
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep - Everyone calls her barmaid.
* FlatEarthAtheist - Subverted. Although Jesus and Mohammed are real, there is no evidence that God exists, or that Jesus or Mo have a divine nature.
** Jesus does still have those holes in his hands from the crucifixion, though...
* HeterosexualLifePartners - The main characters, to the point of sharing a bed. And occasionally bathtub.
** [[HoYay Heterosexual]]?? [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/11/30/gays/ Really]]? [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2006/12/20/union/ I think not]].
** In the times Jesus and Mo were from, this kind of thing was rather more common.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen - The barmaid is only seen as a speech balloon coming from behind the bar.
* HypocriticalHumour - Generally consisting of Jesus and Mo accusing the barmaid of something, then going on to do exactly that.
** In cases where the hypocrisy is so obvious as to need no punch line, it is punctuated with an [[RunningGag irony meter breaking.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Barmaid:''' "Mother Teresa was a '''hypocritical, cruel, fanatical, greedy, dried-up''' old '''prune'''."\\
'''Mo:''' "You have a point there."\\
'''Jesus:''' "She should have '''moisturised'''."
* MeasuringTheMarigolds - Jesus and Mo accuse the barmaid of this.
* OnlySaneMan: The Barmaid, when she's present. If a strip aims to mock Islam, then the Christian Jesus is the voice of reason. If the strip targets Christianity, then Mohamed can be the voice of reason.
* PuffOfLogic - In [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/12/03/tinks/ one strip]], Jesus started to fade away when Mo pointed out all the other mythological saviors born of virgins, and that he might not have even been a historical person.
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: Jesus And Mo will often quote something recently said by a real life religious apologist, putting their words into the mouths of the title characters. The original article is generally linked to in the commentary, with the writer listed as "guest scriptwriter".
* StylisticSelfParody - The barmaid claims that no intelligent designer would draw the characters that badly.
* ShapedLikeItself - The barmaid considered talk of "made-up religions", "false prophets" and "imaginary deities" to be this.
* StrawmanPolitical - The barmaid is always right, while Jesus and Mo are hateful idiots.
** They're idiots, certainly, but they're not drawn without any sympathy. Nor do they entirely lack self-knowledge.
** This may be, in some cases, merely a necessary side effect of a four panel joke comic. It's hard to fit in the full theist argument, the full atheist response, AND the joke in four panels.
** The barmaid is always right when she appears. If only Jesus and Mo are present, one of them will be right depending on which religion is being made fun of.
** Moses exists to represent more liberal theologians. His views are shot-down by whomever, or occasionally when obviously wrong or dishonest, adopted by Jesus or Mo.
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''[[http://www.jesusandmo.net/ Jesus and Mo]]'' is a four-panel webcomic that follows the lives of two modern-day prophets, named Jesus and Mohammed. The only other regular characters are an unnamed atheist barmaid who argues with the two when they visit their local pub, and Moses, who shows up from time to time.

Most of the strips satirise some aspect of religion such as specific myths, arguments for the existence of God, and recent news stories relating to religion. Unsurprisingly, due to the main characters, the satire tends to be focused on either Christianity or Islam, but often the jokes are more general.

The strip is the creation of a British author who uses the pseudonym Mohammed Jones for fear of reprisals. It started on 24 November 2005 and received a significant spike in readers the following February as a result of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversy Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy]].
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!!This comic provides examples of:

* AuthorTract - Go ahead, guess.
* AuthorAvatar - We'll give you three guesses as to whom.
* BoldInflation
* CouchGag - About the only thing that ever changes from comic to comic visually is what exactly Jesus and Mo are reading. Sometimes it's just the Bible or Koran, but often it includes a simple headline joke on its own.
* CultureJustifiesAnything - A common opinion of Moses.
* CrossoverCosmology - The Christian version of Jesus alongside an Islamic prophet.
* CutAndPasteComic - Just about everything has been reused, there are about four settings (Bed, Living Room, Bar, Park).
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep - Everyone calls her barmaid.
* FlatEarthAtheist - Subverted. Although Jesus and Mohammed are real, there is no evidence that God exists, or that Jesus or Mo have a divine nature.
** Jesus does still have those holes in his hands from the crucifixion, though...
* HeterosexualLifePartners - The main characters, to the point of sharing a bed. And occasionally bathtub.
** [[HoYay Heterosexual]]?? [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/11/30/gays/ Really]]? [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2006/12/20/union/ I think not]].
** In the times Jesus and Mo were from, this kind of thing was rather more common.
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen - The barmaid is only seen as a speech balloon coming from behind the bar.
* HypocriticalHumour - Generally consisting of Jesus and Mo accusing the barmaid of something, then going on to do exactly that.
** In cases where the hypocrisy is so obvious as to need no punch line, it is punctuated with an [[RunningGag irony meter breaking.]]
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Barmaid:''' "Mother Teresa was a '''hypocritical, cruel, fanatical, greedy, dried-up''' old '''prune'''."\\
'''Mo:''' "You have a point there."\\
'''Jesus:''' "She should have '''moisturised'''."
* MeasuringTheMarigolds - Jesus and Mo accuse the barmaid of this.
* OnlySaneMan: The Barmaid, when she's present. If a strip aims to mock Islam, then the Christian Jesus is the voice of reason. If the strip targets Christianity, then Mohamed can be the voice of reason.
* PuffOfLogic - In [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/12/03/tinks/ one strip]], Jesus started to fade away when Mo pointed out all the other mythological saviors born of virgins, and that he might not have even been a historical person.
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: Jesus And Mo will often quote something recently said by a real life religious apologist, putting their words into the mouths of the title characters. The original article is generally linked to in the commentary, with the writer listed as "guest scriptwriter".
* StylisticSelfParody - The barmaid claims that no intelligent designer would draw the characters that badly.
* ShapedLikeItself - The barmaid considered talk of "made-up religions", "false prophets" and "imaginary deities" to be this.
* StrawmanPolitical - The barmaid is always right, while Jesus and Mo are hateful idiots.
** They're idiots, certainly, but they're not drawn without any sympathy. Nor do they entirely lack self-knowledge.
** This may be, in some cases, merely a necessary side effect of a four panel joke comic. It's hard to fit in the full theist argument, the full atheist response, AND the joke in four panels.
** The barmaid is always right when she appears. If only Jesus and Mo are present, one of them will be right depending on which religion is being made fun of.
** Moses exists to represent more liberal theologians. His views are shot-down by whomever, or occasionally when obviously wrong or dishonest, adopted by Jesus or Mo.
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16th Nov '13 2:16:30 PM GhostOfAGeek
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15th Jul '13 3:44:07 AM Fireblood
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome- [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2007/02/01/next/ Someone, please give these lyrics a melody!!!]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment/ HilariousInHindsight - The first strip joked about the Muslim prohibition on images of Mohammed, a few months before the Danish controversy erupted.



* PuffOfLogic - In [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/12/03/tinks/ one strip]], Jesus started to fade away when Mo pointed out all the other mythological saviours born of virgins.
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: Jesus And Mo will often quote something recently said by a real life religious apologist, putting their words into the mouths of the title characters. The orginal article is generally linked to in the commentary, with the writer listed as "guest scriptwriter".

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* PuffOfLogic - In [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/12/03/tinks/ one strip]], Jesus started to fade away when Mo pointed out all the other mythological saviours saviors born of virgins.
virgins, and that he might not have even been a historical person.
* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: Jesus And Mo will often quote something recently said by a real life religious apologist, putting their words into the mouths of the title characters. The orginal original article is generally linked to in the commentary, with the writer listed as "guest scriptwriter".



** They're idiots, certainly, but they're not drawn without any sympathy. Nor do they entirely lack self knowledge.

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** They're idiots, certainly, but they're not drawn without any sympathy. Nor do they entirely lack self knowledge.self-knowledge.
20th Dec '12 5:33:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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Added DiffLines:

* SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords: Jesus And Mo will often quote something recently said by a real life religious apologist, putting their words into the mouths of the title characters. The orginal article is generally linked to in the commentary, with the writer listed as "guest scriptwriter".
15th Dec '12 2:14:51 PM Ermine
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Added DiffLines:

* CultureJustifiesAnything - A common opinion of Moses.
16th Oct '12 4:40:15 PM Sines314
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''[[http://www.jesusandmo.net/ Jesus and Mo]]'' is a four-panel webcomic that follows the lives of two modern-day prophets, named Jesus and Mohammed. The only other regular character is an unnamed atheist barmaid who argues with the two when they visit their local pub, but Moses has also appeared in a few strips.

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''[[http://www.jesusandmo.net/ Jesus and Mo]]'' is a four-panel webcomic that follows the lives of two modern-day prophets, named Jesus and Mohammed. The only other regular character is characters are an unnamed atheist barmaid who argues with the two when they visit their local pub, but Moses has also appeared in a few strips.
and Moses, who shows up from time to time.



** May not be so bad, as in the times Jesus and Mo were from, this kind of thing was rather more common.

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** May not be so bad, as in In the times Jesus and Mo were from, this kind of thing was rather more common.



** Briefly punctuated with a RunningGag about an irony meter constantly breaking around them.

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** Briefly In cases where the hypocrisy is so obvious as to need no punch line, it is punctuated with a RunningGag about an [[RunningGag irony meter constantly breaking around them.breaking.]]


Added DiffLines:

** Moses exists to represent more liberal theologians. His views are shot-down by whomever, or occasionally when obviously wrong or dishonest, adopted by Jesus or Mo.
18th Jul '12 9:42:40 AM Telcontar
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* RuinedForever - The strip for [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2009/11/10/role/ 10 November 2009]] got an unusual amount of comments, most of them complaining about how unlikeable and generic the new artwork was. A compromise was reached in the subsequent strip.
4th Jul '12 12:28:55 AM jandmoedit01
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* PuffOfLogic - In one strip, Jesus started to fade away when Mo pointed out all the other mythological saviours born of virgins.

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* PuffOfLogic - In [[http://www.jesusandmo.net/2005/12/03/tinks/ one strip, strip]], Jesus started to fade away when Mo pointed out all the other mythological saviours born of virgins.
17th May '12 8:49:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment/ HilariousInHindsight - YourMilageMayVary on which it is, but the first strip joked about the Muslim prohibition on images of Mohammed, a few months before the Danish controversy erupted.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment/ HilariousInHindsight - YourMilageMayVary on which it is, but the The first strip joked about the Muslim prohibition on images of Mohammed, a few months before the Danish controversy erupted.
11th Jan '12 6:11:47 PM LouieW
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* PreachingToTheChoir - It's unlikely that any theists bother to read the comic. Though it's also admittedly telling jokes to the choir too, so it's not a complete waste.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun More like not preaching to the choir.]]
** [[TakeThatMe Au contraire - I'm a theist who cannot get enough of this comic!]]
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