The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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March 24th, 2015, 12:00 pm

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 21st, 2015, 3:06 pm

I had a hard time writing for Catherine. Part of me didn't want to write it this way because I don't want to be pointing fingers at or slamming Christians because there are some genuinely good Christians out there, and I don't want this to feel like "Christians are bad". On the other hand, I just had no other way to write this scene out...

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NegaNote, March 24th, 2015, 12:26 pm

Damn. Catherine's a b****, ain't she? Poor Alexis...

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MediocreArts, March 24th, 2015, 5:00 pm

yeah, you're right. Not all Christians are bad, but some of them just go too far. I mean, I feel as if the Bible just contradicts itself sometimes, so it's kinda hard for me to tell.

like, of course its said its sin to love the same sex and all, but it also says anyone can accept his gift and be saved. (I'll believe in the second option)

I guess Mom forgot that God accepts everyone. (even if they don't believe in him)

haha sorry, a bit preachy there. but all of this is just an opinion, nothing more.

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Grenartia, March 24th, 2015, 9:49 pm

@MediocreArts:

As a Christian (who also happens to be pan and trans), I'm absolutely offended by people like Catherine who wholeheartedly think God has anything against LGBT people (even the ones who spout that "love the sin, hate the sinner" nonsense). Swallowing Satan's Kool Aid, they are. Those attitudes aren't born of God, they're born of evil. [/theological minirant

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Erin (Guest), March 25th, 2015, 8:14 pm

Ninja'd

@Grenartia: Dang, I was going to say the same thing. (I'm trans and bi, but still)

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Steph (Guest), March 25th, 2015, 10:15 pm

Wow! you weren't kidding this lady has some issues. I can understand that she doesn't approve, but she needs to understand that some people are just differently arranged.
I have the same problem where my parents just don't understand that some people just don't/can't conform to the "norms"...
I feel for Alexis.

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 26th, 2015, 3:30 pm

I'm glad to see that people are good with this page. I worried because it had to deal with "Christian elements" and all, and I didn't really like that, but the feedback so far has been pretty positive. ^^

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Steph (Guest), March 26th, 2015, 8:13 pm

I don't have a problem with the 'hard core' Christians per se, but when they start telling everyone they are making God mad at them, thats judgmental and my understanding is that judgement is for God alone. My philosophy is live and let live.

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 27th, 2015, 2:00 am

@Steph: The Bible even says "Judge not lest ye yourself be judged" and I'm pretty sure one verse even specifically states something like "Who are you to judge others?" Maybe that's slightly before or after the other one, I don't know. Point is, the Bible is VERY anti-judgmental.In fact, Jesus told people to practice their religion in private.

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GreenKrog, April 3rd, 2015, 10:06 pm

@EmilyAnnCoons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_and_the_woman_taken_in_adultery

The original bible did NOT contain the parable of the stoning.
As much as we Christians don't like it, if you live by the word of the bible, you have to be an incredibly cruel, sick person.
And before anyone goes and says that it is only the old testament that makes people bad?;
Matthew 5:17;
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.

You wrote the page exactly how Christians are supposed to be. Anyone who does not follow the exact words of the bible cannot call themselves Christian (No True Scottsman much?).
...and that is why this 'religion of love' needs to die as badly as the rest.

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GreenKrog, April 3rd, 2015, 10:07 pm

@Grenartia: Please dont defend Christians who actually follow the word of their bible. They are actually doing what their god commands. See my below response to Steph.
You cannot be a Christian if you don't follow the words of Christ, and that includes the old testament. You are not a Christian - you are a good human being.

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EmilyAnnCoons, April 4th, 2015, 12:34 am

@GreenKrog: Not to mention the fact that the bible is also very contradictory towards itself, as in one passage in the Old Testament it says that Eunuchs are an abomination and shouldn't be allowed around the temple, yet in Isaiah it says they are welcome. Christianity is a religion I just can't understand or get behind. As it stands, I believe there's a God, and just for safe measure, I believe Jesus is my savior, but I honestly just can't believe a loving god would require such a ridiculous cost. What of those who have never heard the Word of God or of the Bible? Or of Jesus? Are they damned to Hell just because they never heard of him in their lifetime?

I abandoned Christianity long ago when I realized that the Christian God was willing to smite me over a birth defect I had. So? I said "No, I can't believe such a God exists."

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GreenKrog, April 4th, 2015, 1:01 am

@EmilyAnnCoons: I can believe such a god exists - in a pantheonic faith where 'gods will be gods'. Indian gods make sense to me - they are who they are, nobody claims they are perfect, and they give no fucks if you worship them. I am even behind the Christian god, *if they didn't claim he was perfect*. The second you claim the god is perfect, and then turn around and let said god give herpes to kids because their mom had it? Nope.

Sorry, I didn't mean to derail anything. I mostly just wanted to give you backup for if anyone does give you any sort of flack about presenting Christianity in that manner. You may have noticed that Wildflowers has a pretty heavy anti-religion bent to it, so I am absolutely ready to back up anyone who is willing to put themselves out there for it.

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EmilyAnnCoons, April 4th, 2015, 8:31 am

@GreenKrog: I honestly haven't read much of Wildflowers ^^" But yeah, I agree on the aspect of what you're saying on the "God is perfect" thing. It's clearly shown several times in the Bible where God didn't know things or did things that seemed really odd. In truth, the Christian God has done things worse then many humans have. Yet, despite this, we claim that such a God is "perfect". We ignore the very fact that such a God is a murderer who has killed hundreds or even thousands of people for no clear reason. In fact, its shown that the only person who was allowed entry into the Holy of Holies was the High Priest. Anyone else was immediately struck dead. There's even a story about a little girl who was just playing around innocently, and she went to hide from her friends in a typical game of Hide and Seek, and she slipped into the Holy of Holies without knowing. What happened? BAM! She got killed by God. I'm sorry, but that's downright wrong.

I was raised religious a lot of my life, and I've since seen a lot of the stupid stuff involved in Christianity. "You can't swear." Why not? Is there some reason that swearing is wrong? "It's negative, and the Bible says don't talk negative." Yet you sit here and berate people and talk negative all the time? But that's okay as long as it's not swearing? Did you know back before the 1400s the word "you" and a lot of other common language we use nowadays was considered "obscene"? That's why people said "thee" "thou" etc.? The only reason swear words are bad nowadays is because there's a thing called "the internet" that has created the ability for the entire world to come together and make global decisions, and when you get 6 billion people all trying to make decisions... things get messy real quickly...

Sorry, I think I went off on a random tangent there. In either case, I don't believe that the Christian God is perfect. Read my comic The Changing Stone. It explains my views on God in Chapter 2.

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Grenartia, April 4th, 2015, 11:54 am

@GreenKrog:

Wow. That totally ignores the issue of mistranslation and misinterpretation. They might think they're doing what God commands, but they've been mislead.

Also, Christian and good human being are two titles that are not inherently at odds with each other.

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Mia the Slime, July 23rd, 2015, 5:13 pm

Sheesh...

As bad as it looks to write it this way, I can say from experience that this scene is very accurate for a lot of people. Minus the unintentional outing, I've had talks like this before. Her mom reminds me of my dad, and you know what? Fuck her mom too.

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EmilyAnnCoons, July 23rd, 2015, 7:34 pm

@Mia the Slime: Both of her parents are very anti-trans. You'll see that later in the comic. Basically, though, she's living with her aunt because her parents were abusive.

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TallMist, August 14th, 2015, 8:45 pm

This page legit breaks my heart.

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TallMist, August 14th, 2015, 8:51 pm

@GreenKrog: That's... kinda ignorant. You can be Christian and STILL be supportive of the LGBT.

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TallMist, August 14th, 2015, 8:52 pm

@GreenKrog: Actually, in fact: http://www.upworthy.com/there-are-6-scriptures-about-homosexuality-in-the-bible-heres-what -they-really-say

Well, that was a link fail.

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GreenKrog, August 14th, 2015, 9:48 pm

@TallMist: Please scroll down to my explanation of Matthew. Then fire back at me about Corinthians. Then I will fire back at you asking why the prophecy is NOT directly referring to the second coming, when Jesus sets up the Kingdom on earth itself, which is when he then fulfills the law and frees us from it.

This is why you cant just ignore the old testament, despite what modern Christians would very much like to pretend they can do.

Lets then move on to dissect what Paul had to say about women, and then seriously consider if we want to listen to ANYTHING that man had to say. But hey, we should just shut up in church and be subservient, right? And the black folk should just obey their earthly masters as everyone else should obey Christ, right?

You can't follow SOME words of the bible without following ALL the words of the bible. You are trying desperately to whitewash it, which is *exactly* what I spent my teen years doing because I needed in my heart to still matter to god despite him deciding to fuck every trans person ever to have existed. Even disregarding the content of the bible, you are still worshipping a god who has the power to not only stop transgenderism, but also stop sexual transmitted diseases from going to children via their mother, cancer from the sun he supposedly created for us to live in, and the fact that he decided for NO GOOD REASON to create a tree and then tell us we are sin because we ate from it.

I'm not going to excuse the bible any more than I would a parent beating a child. 'Well, they are nice MOST of the time, they just lose their temper and fucking beat their kid once a year'. That is your god.

Come back to me when you can justify that, then we will talk about the rest of the content I just laid out.

Oh, and btw? Don't bother linking articles that don't at least list Ruth and Naomi. These guys really halfassed this one.

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TallMist, August 15th, 2015, 1:37 am

@GreenKrog: You know, I could respond to you with a huge paragraph saying how God keeps the world from being perfect for a reason and even justifying it, but then you'd tell me I was wrong, that I was dumb for saying so, etc.

You can say God is homophobic, transphobic, biphobic, etc. all you want. But that link proves that the bible has never made mention of a legitimate homosexual couple: No cheating, no pedophilia, etc. It's NEVER brought up, according to that article.

You can call me out on whatever say as much as you like. But don't go bashing Christianity.

I am bi. I am transgender. I am a Christian that believes in a God that loves us all and will not damn us all to Hell for simply being us. I do NOT believe in a God that would have made us this way just to do so without thinking it'd have some room for growth for us or, in some ways, even make it easier on us. (And before you say "How is it easy?!", I'd like to point out that I said "in SOME ways", so don't say I'm calling it completely easy. Just maybe easier if we were born otherwise)

Overall, you yourself are a bigot for bashing Christianity so much. We are NOT so homophobic as you think. How can I, a bisexual transgender pre-op mtf, be homophobic, biphobic, or transphobic? Just because I'm Christian?


"'Well, they are nice MOST of the time, they just lose their temper and fucking beat their kid once a year'. That is your god."

Oh, you get to choose what I believe in for me?
No. Get out of my face.

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GreenKrog, August 15th, 2015, 2:30 am

@TallMist: All you have to do to convince me that your god is all loving and worthy of worship is to answer me this;

You god is claimed to be omnipotent, omniscient, and all-loving.
If he can see all human suffering, but cannot stop it even though he loves us, can he be all powerful?
If he has the power to end all suffering but he is limited in knowledge to do so, is he all knowing?
If you god can see all human suffering, and allows ANY person to be hurt when he can stop it, can he be all loving?

You saying that 'it allows us to grow' is a total cop out. If I take my child and have them grow up, breaking their bones every time they heal so that when they grow up, they will have much denser bones, you would consider me a monster. The science backs it up - the child will have a better physical structure. And yet, I am a monster.
Tell me, where is it OK for god to apply multiple schlerosis to a child then? The child *cannot ever* get better from it. But this is ok, because god has a plan? The kid will just be tough and then die? We will all take inspiration and strength against adversity?
If we didn't HAVE the adversity, we wouldn't need strength against it.

I used to think maybe god put me here to help me get other trans people through dark times. But then I realized, this all knowing and all loving god put me here with a corrupted body that HE decided to give me. Instead of making me inspiration, why not just, I don't know, NOT GIVE US THIS CORRUPTION.

I am not bigotted. I am explaining in rational, concrete terms, why your philosophical belief does not hold up to scrutiny. I further give you goalposts that I did not then move, so that you can attain actual proof against me to make me sway my opinion. That is not bigotry. You are simply failing to meet those goals because you cannot do so.

You snidely disregard my comment about your god being akin to a loving father who beats their kid once a year, but you do not dissect my words and explain how he is not like that. You simply tell me to leave. If you have any ounce of honesty in you, then you will be able to explain to me how an all loving god can just sometimes fuck up an entire island nation with earthquakes. Can he not stop it? Does he not know it is happening? Or can he stop it, knows it will happen, and chooses not to do anything about it?

Or does he even exist at all.

Go ahead. Give me a rational argument and debunk what I have said. I am not going to get out of your face because you are a good PERSON. And good PEOPLE help other PEOPLE get through things. Not invisible logically impossible entities, but PEOPLE. And the sooner we can dispel the myths and falsehoods that require indoctrination to believe, the sooner we can have PEOPLE caring about PEOPLE.

I await your response.

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EmilyAnnCoons, August 15th, 2015, 3:31 am

@GreenKrog:
@TallMist:
All right... that's enough... this comic isn't meant to insight religious banter and argument. I don't mind if you want to discuss it, but take it to a private forum, please. I'd like to not have my inbox flooded with "You have a new comment on your comic!" just to find its more arguing going on.

If you want to see my view of God, check out Chapter 2 of my older webcomic - The Changing Stone - but that's all I will say on that. Again, please take this to a private forum (or use PMs, they exist here on SmackJeeves).

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TallMist, August 15th, 2015, 12:01 pm

@GreenKrog: I'm done talking with you. I don't have to explain HOW God doesn't support beating children. I don't have to explain HOW or WHY God allows the Earth to not be perfect. Especially not to a Christian basher like yourself. You're not bigoted? Yet you're unfairly hating on everyone that's a Christian. To unfairly hate on a group of people is the definitely of bigotry.

I have my beliefs. You have your disbeliefs.

If you want to believe God would be the worst person to ever exist, then you can go ahead and do that. But don't hate on Christians because you only see the bad in God. And like Emilyanncoons said, this isn't the place to debate this.

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Miiohau, January 28th, 2016, 11:59 am

@EmilyAnnCoons: No need to apologize. That's not Christianity. That bigotry posing as Christianity. There maybe one verse in the old testament against cross-dressing. Compared to maybe ten about what to eat and not eat, which no Christian follows. And countless verses about loving one another and not judging others. A real Christian would have sat down and understood and real mother would have too.