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March 18th, 2014, 8:15 pm

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***HYPEREDIT*** Tomorrow's post is pretty NSFW. You've been warned.

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***On with the ranting***

So much going on here. Usually I let it speak for itself, but I'm feeling talkative right now, so, feel free to tune out and just ignore it. It's all good.

Lexi is staring at a cake. The cake has no colour, meaning that it has no substance, like when Tony had no substance to her. Do you think Julie and Dan put it there for her? Or this is one of those things she is trying to do to help herself?
You might not think that people actually sit and stare are food, trying to make themselves eat, trying to make themselves get better. I have to tell you, I've had some serious issues in my life, and one of them has been when control has been taken from me. When it does, the first thing to go is my ability to eat. I can walk to the fridge, then be unable to open it, and just zone out arguing in my head trying to force myself to be normal and eat like I can the rest of the time. Last time I was in the hospital, I stared at my dinner for over an hour before I broke and was able to eat. So yes, this is a real thing. I can only imagine how hard it is for people with real eating problems like Lexi has.

Ever wonder where "Judas" came from? Probably not, it is one of the more prevalent biblical sayings that is in mainstream culture. Anyways, Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. At the behest of the Jewish high preist Caiaphus, Judas betrayed Jesus - identifying Jesus to the priests via a kiss. The kiss of death, as you may have heard of (though this was on Jesus' hand, not mouth). The reasoning behind why Judas betrayed Jesus is not clear, even in canonical biblical scripture, as the Gospel of Matthew says it was purely motivated by money, and the Gospel of Mark implies it was disillusionment to Jesus' impact on society. What is written and not commonly debated is that Jesus knew fully of Judas' impending betrayal and allowed it to happen. In so much that the same way that the 10 plagues of Egypt were caused because Yahweh actually hardened Pharoah's heart so make the Jews suffer more so that Yahweh would have reason to release more plagues. What am I saying with this? That essentially, Jesus knew it would happen, it was destined to happen because it was the only way to allow Jesus to be crucified. Basically, the biggest betrayal in history was because god said it was supposed to happen.
Judas, now the great betrayer, is in the lowest level of hell - reserved only for traitors. He is eternally chewed by one of the heads of the dragon, as his punishment for fulfilling the prophecy that Jesus put on him to carry through.
I may not be a biblical scholar, but that's pretty f*cked up.

Lexi has a point - either Annie will have sex before nineteen or she won't. Does that mean she should just go at it right now with whoever she happens to be with? Or does it mean it is still a choice, but a choice which has the same end result regardless of if it is now or later? It's sort of deep, when you consider the implications.

You would think P, knowing that Andrea is moving after the trial, would buy a damn car with her Dethtapus money, right? Then again, P is a minor, her parents probably control the money. Wonder if P's parents are ok with her being a butch lesbian? I get the feeling her parents are pretty progressive.

Drawing hands on top of hands is hard, I did my best.

The final frame isn't actually as emo as it came out. Yes, the three of them are complaining about how life sucks. And yes, all three are major life issues, not minor malarky that some people whine about. The reason I put it in there isn't to show how they are apart in how they feel, but in that, despite how they are different, they each have things to deal with. Annie, being transgender, now feels closer to other 'normal' girls who have issues, she can complain like they can. Lexi, who has been struggling for so long, can summarize her problems and is actually able to talk about it and confide in her sisters. Andrea, who basically has no control of her life, can finally compartmentalize why it has been so rough instead of putting it on anyone other than the one who hurt hurt. They may be separate in why things suck, but they are bound together in that things suck, but they have each other.

Also, yes, I know frame 4 is hard to read, I was trying a new thing with the stars and shades and stuff and.. yeah.

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March 6th, 2015, 3:09 am

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First, excellent post! Second, I completely agree Jesus knew what was going to happen. However, I like to believe Judas is in Heaven as well. From what I've read, I see no reason to believe Judas would be in the lowest levels of hell, since this was something that had to be done. Interesting enough maybe even Judas knew what he was doing perhaps. I would love to hear your input on this though.

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March 6th, 2015, 12:47 pm

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@transgressingwaffle: My input isn't particularly valid as I am an atheist and the entire thing smacks of the stupidity of religion to me. Additionally, knowing that hell is an artificial construct created by men in the later centuries. Go ahead, look through the bible - there is no mention of hell whatsoever. The only time hell is brought up is in the book of revelations, and that is the only apocalyptic book considered canon. Even the Gospels and Epistles make no mention of the physical place of hell. Dante's Inferno is where most people draw their conclusions about what is hell, and what happened to Judas Iscariot. Before Dante's Inferno, Abrahamic religions thought there were only two afterlifes: waiting for redemption, and the redemption.

This is a pretty good link about Judas that discusses the choices he made and how Jesus treated the entire thing.
http://www.tentmaker.org/Dew/Dew3/D3-JudasIscariot.html

My interpretation? The Romans have no record of executing Jesus, and they were pretty fucking good at record keeping. So it didn't happen, and there is no way for Judas to be evil.

Assuming all of the events in question are true, and actually did happen, and there is a soul, heaven and hell, etc? Then I would say that God is an evil vindictive person and would have put Judas in hell for the acts of man despite Him being the cause of those acts. No just god can create the tree of knowledge and tell us not to eat it, then damn us to living with pain and death because we ate it. And yet, that is what Abrahamics believe. So would God CHOOSE Judas to betray Jesus, and then punish Judas to hell for eternity because of God choosing him and choosing these predestined events to happen? Yes, absolutely.
God doesn't exist, and that makes me happy, because if he did, he is one of the most fucked up beings I can imagine.

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March 7th, 2015, 2:48 am

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@GreenKrog: About the only records we have of the events of Jesus are the four Gospels, each written about a generation after the alleged chap's death. Well, more like three accounts since Matthew and Mark cribbed from the same source - and IIRC only one claims Judas committed suicide after. Even then, there's no indication of how much stuff they wrote they believed happened, and how much they wrote as a metaphorical truth (apparently to that particular culture at that particular time, Truth was considered something that could be verified by Scripture - so the religious equivalent of Poetic License and deliberately setting out to fulfill a prophecy were perfectly fine - hence the conflicting birth narratives, which both take core elements such as the uncertain paternity and for prophecy fulfillment reasons he had to have been born in Bethlehem, yet was regarded as a Nazarene; and weave different tales around them - making mistakes en-route [e.g. the census took place in 7BC but was of Roman Citizens only and didn't require travel to their birthplace, Herod died in 4BC]. Translation errors don't help e.g. "upper room" -> "inn").

Even among those who believe the events actually happened, there's a school of thought claiming it's likely that Jesus instructed Judas to hand him over to the authorities - after all, as the group's treasurer, he would have had to have been pretty trustworthy.

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March 11th, 2015, 2:03 am

transgressingwaffle

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@GreenKrog: You do make a lot of sense and I can totally understand where you are coming from! The way I choose to see it, either there isn't a God, or if there is one (which is what I go with) then a lot of people have God all wrong. But thats just me. Honestly, I'm getting to a point where I'm sick of religious people. Of all the people they are the ones who make me feel the worst about being transgender and it is pissing me off and it hurts more than anything, knowing I was suppose to be able to trust these people and be part of their "family".

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