Showing posts with label God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label God. Show all posts

Monday, November 27, 2023

It's Iimi! The Light Shines in the Darkness…

When Krysta affirms to Daryl that as long as he remains part of the SSPX, they cannot date, Daryl searches for a way out. In an act of desperation, he approaches Iimi. How will she answer him in a way that doesn't "win the argument but lose the arguer?"

Pre-Comic Notes:

Because I'm sure certain Radical Traditionalists and Anti-Catholics who read this will object to the cover/verse combination, read page 9 before posting angry comments.

Post-Comic Notes:

While I pray the misreporting on the "Pope okays transgender baptism" stories will be corrected by the time this comic is published, see HERE for the actual text if it is not.

The removal of Bishop Strickland from his diocese happened while I was working on the final production. So, it only got a few mentions in this story. But this incident would not change the story. If we trust God to protect His Church, we can trust that the Pope cannot teach error. That doesn't mean a "Pope teaching error" loses teaching authority. We can trust God to prevent the Pope from binding us to error."

It's no contest when it comes to following the Pope or following a bishop who opposes him. We must obey the Pope. The bishop loses his authority when he teaches in opposition to the successor of Peter.

In regards to scandal-mongering headlines about the Pope dining with transgender individuals, which came out after this comic was finalized, I’ll share what I wrote on my Facebook page:

In other news, Jesus dines with prostitutes and tax collectors. Pope Francis is doing the same kind of thing… reaching out to the sinners with love.

Before we are tempted to act outraged, let’s not forget what Jesus said to the Pharisees who acted like that.

Art Credits:

The Backdrop for the cover and street/park scenes are AI-generated. 

Monday, November 13, 2023

It's Iimi! You Bet Your Life!

 When her friends have prior commitments at lunch, Iimi accidentally encounters Rick and Mike, discussing belief and disbelief. When Mike says that he should consider skepticism because he doesn't know whether God exists or not, Iimi explains the concept of Pascal's Wager and the proper approach you should take when… You Bet Your Life!

Post-Comic Notes:

It should be noted that Iimi's presentation is a modified version of Pascal's Wager. Certain parts of the original seem to presume Jansenist tendencies (such as: "In the state of fallen nature no one ever resists interior grace," which opens the Wager to accusations of "fake it until you make it."). Iimi's take is more of a Mollinist approach, trusting that God will reach out but emphasizing the importance of using free will to respond when He does.

Rick's objections are the ones that always turn up on atheist sites that make fun of Pascal's Wager. The problem is these objections show they have a superficial focus.

The text and explanation of Pascal's Wager can be found HERE.

Art Credits:

The Page wallpapers were created from AI and Clip Studio assets except for…

Page 15: Wallpaper by Figu Design

The Cover is AI. The man playing Roulette is Blaise Pascal, as imagined by AI.

Monday, May 22, 2023

It’s Iimi! Are You 0°K?

It’s time for the school fair, and the students from Hipso Hill are visiting. When Najiyah asks what the point of the Socratic Club, they hear members of the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture discussing an anime view of good and evil which is dualistic. Will Iimi be able to explain the truth using the example of absolute zero in temperature? Find out in Are You 0°K?


Pre-Comic Notes:

Absolute zero is -273.15°C or zero degrees Kelvin (0°K), which is the absolute absence of heat. It’s also close to the letters “OK.” And there’s your “stupid pun” title.

Post Comic Notes: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture (first appearing in issue 138) is a reference to the manga series Genshiken.