Showing posts with label CS Lewis’ Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CS Lewis’ Bridge. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2023

It’s Iimi! Better Call Paul

Iimi tries to find the proper balance between when to speak out and when to draw boundaries. While Fr. Gabe’s talk at Youth Group seems to offer solace, it will be tested when Najiyah asks questions aimed at “reverting” Kismetta to Islam. 

 

Will Iimi be able to defend Kismetta’s newfound beliefs while avoiding being overloaded?

 

Preliminary notes:

While not planned (I work about a month in advance in writing these comics), the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul falls on January 25th, so things lined up nicely for this comic.

 

Outside of a brief mention in Issue 107, I never really dealt with the Muslim objections to St. Paul. The reason was that the arguments used were so weak I assumed they were strawmen arguments. But further research showed that they are indeed seen as “refutations” of Christianity. 

 

The general assumption among Muslims in these arguments is that because our Scriptures do not say the same thing as the Quran, they must have been corrupted. Paul is a common suspect. The Council of Nicaea is another.

 

Since Kismetta is in the process of converting, it made sense to have Najiyah raise these points in hopes of “saving” Kismetta.

 

The Exhortation (Christus Vivit) that Fr. Gabe read can be found HERE.

























































Post-Comic Notes:

Dhu alshier al’azraq is Arabic and roughly translates as “blue-haired one.”

 

For those unfamiliar with the Pop culture reference, the title and the cover are a parody of the TV series, “Better Call Saul.”


Monday, August 22, 2022

It’s Iimi! Hobgoblins!

Ralph Waldo Emerson made a quote that gets paraphrased as “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” (The actual quote is “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”) Whenever someone points out that behavior is inconsistent, this gets dragged out as a strawman fallacy trying to claim that the person objecting is being small-minded. You may have seen a bumper sticker variant of this, saying “If you won’t change your mind, do you even have one?” 

 

But the real hobgoblins of “foolish consistency” is partisanship that assumes that whatever benefits me or harms my foes is good, and whatever disadvantages me or helps my foes is bad. That’s dangerous if left unchecked, and must always be opposed.

































Friday, July 29, 2022

It’s Iimi! ALEA IACTA EST! (The Die Is Cast!)

Kismetta always knew, in the back of her mind, that this was a possibility. But when push came to shove once too often with the Assistant Imam, is there any way back? And if there is, does she even want to take it?


Preliminary Notes: Those interested in how Kismetta reached this point can see the list of comics of her evolving views:

[Season 0 Episode 2] It's Iimi! Issue Zero (Part II)

[Season 1 Issue 8] It's Iimi! Maybe I Was Born A Tree Because I Will Dialogue

[Season 2 Issue 21] It's Iimi! Problematic Assumptions (Part I)

[Season 2 Issue 27] Lesson One: Knowing That We Don't Know

[Season 2 Issue 29] It's Iimi! But Where Does That Leave You?

[Season 2 Issue 42] It's Iimi! Conflicted!

[Season 2 Issue 50] It’s Iimi! Mistakes, Oversights and Assumptions...

[Season 2 Issue 64] It’s Iimi! Storm Brewing?

[Season 2 Issue 80] It’s Iimi! Walking the Talk

[Season 3 Issue 83] It's Iimi! Paradigm Shift

[Season 3 Issue 89] It’s Iimi! Honor Your Father and Mother

[Season 3 Issue 92] It's Iimi! Bus-Stop Battle

[Season 3 Issue 96] It's Iimi! Coffee Clash!

[Season 3 Issue 97] It’s Iimi! The Riddle…

[Season 3 Issue 98] It’s Iimi! Bear One Another’s Burdens

[Season 3 Issue 99] It!s Iimi! Ascetics' Aesthetics

[Season 3 Issue 102] It's Iimi! A Muslim Ponders During Good Friday

[Season 3 Issue 104] It's Iimi! Jesus is God, Not "a god."

[Season 3 Issue 105] It’s Iimi! Divided Over “Joiners”

[Season 3 Issue 106] It’s Iimi! Acta non Verba!

[Season 3 Issue 107] It’s Iimi! Credo

[Season 3 Issue 109] It's Iimi! Busted!

[Season 3 Issue 113] It's Iimi! Slow Burn

[Season 3 Issue 116] It’s Iimi! Dubai-ous 

[Season 3 Issue 117] It’s Iimi! Struggles in a Sandstorm

[Season 3 Issue 118] It’s Iimi! Interpretations and Misinterpretations

[Season 3 Issue 120] It's Iimi! Gifts of Love and Mercy

[Season 3 Issue 121] It's Iimi! Duel to the Life! 

[Season 3 Issue 122] It’s Iimi! Bonds of Battle, Shackles of Mistrust








































Post-Comic notes:


For those interested in the song Kismetta was vengefully playing, it (with lyrics) can be viewed here: