Showing posts with label consistency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label consistency. Show all posts

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: 



Thursday, May 26, 2022

It’s Iimi! Whataboutism

Sean thinks Nancy Pelosi was right when she responded to Archbishop Cordileone by saying he should also be focusing on Catholics who support the death penalty. Iimi, on the other hand, recognizes this is nothing more than “whataboutism.”

Preliminary Notes: While I’m sure some will see this as a “political” comic, the point is that the attacks on Archbishop Cordileone are a political backlash to his actions. Abortion is not a political issue. It is a moral issue that has been politicized. 














Thursday, March 17, 2022

It’s Iimi! The Riddle

After a classroom discussion in logic class on the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Iimi must face accusations of intolerance. She hopes that a riddle in a lesser-known book by CS Lewis can help her attackers understand that whatever they try to argue can be applied to them too… so it’s better to be consistent and logical.






















Tuesday, December 21, 2021

It’s Iimi! Where Do You Draw the Line?

Many attack the Church for taking a stand on moral issues. These critics think this stand is based on intolerance. and demand that the moral line be redrawn in their favor. The problem is, others who go even further than they are willing to go, demand that same right.

 

When that happens, they must either give in to accepting behaviors which they find offensive or oppose it and face the same hostility that the Church does.

 

This serves as a warning. When determining moral obligations, we must act on truth, not self-interest.Those who rejects Christian teaching  must still consider nature and consequences when seeking where to draw the line.



























Sunday, June 13, 2021

It’s Iimi! On Life, Language, and Leanings

Della and Myrna discuss abortion rhetorical dichotomies and the assumptions behind them. Della gives a neutral definition that she thinks might be useful while admitting that she prefers the term Pro-Life. Myrna notices that Della’s subconscious use of language reflects what she believes and tries to live.

I chose to use Della-Myrna instead of Iimi for this dialogue, because Iimi’s dialogues with her friends tend to turn into arguments and I needed a calm discussion.














Thursday, June 3, 2021

It’s Iimi! What Good Is The Golden Rule?

I’ve mentioned Iimi’s older sister, Della, before. Here we meet her and her college roommate, Myrna, as they discuss how losing sight of the Golden Rule led to the situation we have in this country today. Even for people who do not accept Catholicism as true, the teachings are a way leading out of ruin.

I chose to bring Della in because, as the comic progresses, she will play a role. So, it seemed good to establish her character quirks before then.