The line from the cartoon is immortalised with a classic comeback in Forrest Gump:
I was not too surprised to find feedback on the Facebook page which considered the cartoon disrespectful. Some of the comments echoed the famous 1979 BBC debate about The Life of Brian which centred on whether or not the content ridiculed religion.
Humour and Religion is a recent publication with the very serious price of $120 that explores some of the challenges and ambiguities of this often contentious partnership. Whenever people get serious about humour you will usually find something to tickle your funny bone. In this work for example most of the writers are from Northern Europe. To my surprise there is not one Irish writer among them. To my delight there is an Aussie in the group!!! Coming down the home front with Chapter 14 The Fool and the Path to Spiritual Insight is Jessica Milner Davis from the University of Sydney.