Showing posts with label extremism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label extremism. Show all posts

Thursday, December 9, 2021

It’s Iimi! Fractured!

People think differently on how to best handle topics. That alone doesn’t

make them evil. But if they support an evil cause or an unjust means to

achieve a good end, we cannot go along with it. What will Iimi, her family,

and her friends face what happens when people begin supporting what

they cannot.

Post-Comic Reflection: Yes, people do behave in an ugly manner in this one. Unfortunately, that is how extremists act. There is no interest in trying to understand the other side. So, people like Iimi, Thea, and Anne viewed with suspicion for trying to be just. However, regardless of what one thinks of the actions of another, we must still treat them as fellow human beings, loved by God. Will Iimi and her friends remember that? We’ll have to see.

Friday, November 12, 2021

It’s Iimi! Beneath the Surface

Of course we must do good and reject evil. Yes, people do things that are—or at least seem to be—morally wrong. But we can’t just assume that what they do are done out of malice. Being badly taught, suffering trauma, any number of things can shape a person’s thinking in a way that is hard to break free from.

When we evangelize, we should keep in mind what lies beneath the surface. Showing compassion to those who underwent things we can’t comprehend can help us reach out to them. And even if it fails, it is better to be hated for doing right than doing wrong.

Post Comic Notes: the main point of this comic was to explore Pope Francis’  concept of how Christians must not assume the worst possible motives of those who do wrong. Sure, it might be malice. But it might not be. Certainly Mike and Shelia assume the worst of Iimi and her friends. But we don’t know what motivates them (yet?) in their anger.