#458 The Parents Meet The Parents

16th January 2017 in Hitched
#458 The Parents Meet The Parents
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FreyFox 16th Jan 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
FreyFox
I had to get the twins' parents over to the States at some point :) And meet Linda's parents of course ^^.
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Jake Elmer 16th Jan 2017, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Model Trains?
I like Linda's dad now ^^
Shaggy 16th Jan 2017, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
Yay the wedding story is here! :-D and it's nice to see the parents... Uhh, having a nice talk about mixed species. XD
I have a small question for you FreyFox. I know you said that you planned to have almost everyone in the transmission series at Russ's and Linda's wedding, but will Jason be there too?
FreyFox 16th Jan 2017, 1:36 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
Yes Jason is coming to the wedding too :)
Shaggy 16th Jan 2017, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
Hallelujah!!! :-D You just made a teen boy in this world real happy! Me of course XD
Fox Of Kings Island 16th Jan 2017, 12:11 AM edit delete reply
At least the men get along.
Section79 16th Jan 2017, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
Section79
"Against nature"? "Not what God intended"? Uh, yeah. Linda's mom, may I recommend a wonderful book to you? It's called "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins. It's a good read. Take a look at it sometime.
Long Tom 16th Jan 2017, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
Funny you should mention this. Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong and Pol Pot had one thing in common. They were all atheists.
FreyFox 17th Jan 2017, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
As George Carlin put it though, more people have been killed in the name of God than for any other reason...
Section79 17th Jan 2017, 3:20 AM edit delete reply
Section79
And to quote Voltaire, "As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities."
LongTom 17th Jan 2017, 4:12 AM edit delete reply
I beg to differ. I don't think most wars and massacres were done with any pretense of religious reasons.
FreyFox 18th Jan 2017, 2:08 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
If it weren't for religion we wouldn't have had The Troubles in Northern Ireland, 9/11 or the London Bombings, or the Bombay Riots, to name a few examples.
Section79 18th Jan 2017, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
Section79
Exactly! Religion has no place in civilized world, but so many people gullible people adhere to it. It's fucking disgraceful!
Long Tom 18th Jan 2017, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Sorry, but the fact remains that the Holocaust, the Soviet genocide of many of its citizens, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the Khmer Rouge massacre of half of Cambodians happened under regimes that worked to suppress religion. In fact, opponents of Nazism and Communism gathered to pack Christian churches.

And as for hateful religious fanatics, I have found from personal experience that the worst haters and bigots I've seen were all atheists. So I'm not impressed by those who talk about the benevolence of secular humanism.
Section79 19th Jan 2017, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
Section79
So what you're saying is that we atheists should just keep our mouths shut and let religious idiots put down anyone who isn't religious? Is that what you're saying?
Red Grant 17th Jan 2017, 7:32 PM edit delete reply
To be fair though, nationalism and resources could give religion a run for its money.
LazyRayFinkle 18th Jan 2017, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
I hate to jump into these things, but where do colonialism and separatism fit into all this? I have to ask as I do recall reading this:

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1400766
Section79 17th Jan 2017, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
Section79
First of all, Hitler was Catholic. Secondly, the three atheists you mentioned are only a few extreme atheists out of millions of extreme Christians.
Red Grant 18th Jan 2017, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
Let's not forget their followers.
oletobyboy 18th Jan 2017, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
not every person who is religious is bad or extreme. Thats a stereotype.
GoodKaptainKook 19th Jan 2017, 3:36 AM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
"not every person who is religious is bad or extreme. Thats a stereotype."

'Tis true. Having religious or spiritual beliefs does not necessarily mean you are a bigoted or hateful person. Likewise, being atheist/agnostic/nonreligious does not mean you have no morals and are a serial killer/communistic genocidal dictator just waiting to happen. Not at all. It isn't fair to lump a whole group of people in together as being bad just because some of them are. Unfortunately, with any group, they'll get a bad name with some people because the bad eggs of the group almost ALWAYS happen to be the most pro-active, loudest members of the community who ALWAYS make sure their voice is heard. Least, that's my personal experience on things...
Section79 19th Jan 2017, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
Section79
Ever heard of the Westboro Baptist Church?
Long Tom 18th Jan 2017, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
Do your research. Hitler was an atheist, not a Catholic. In fact, he did his part to suppress Christianity. Furthermore, what extreme Christians? They were atheists out of mostly atheists.
Section79 19th Jan 2017, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
Section79
Jerry Falwell, Fred Phelps, Rick Santorum, and Michelle Bachmann are examples of extreme Christians.
LongTom 20th Jan 2017, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
And none of these people have committed any genocides.
GoodKaptainKook 18th Jan 2017, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
"I don't think most wars and massacres were done with any pretense of religious reasons."

Ever hear of the Crusades? Not to mention all the terrorist bombings that Frey already mentioned...

Really, I never understood the whole "kill/make war in the name of your religion" thing. Why would a supposedly loving, caring God WANT you to kill whole groups of people and/or take their land from them just because they don't share the exact same beliefs as you? Then again, even without religion...I'm absolutely certain we'd still have needless war and violence amongst people. Long as there are two people-or groups of people-with different viewpoints on things that prefer not to settle things by agreeing to disagree, we would probably always have conflict and violence. Sometimes I think to myself humans are just a naturally violent species (on the whole, of course I'm not speaking about everyone!)...
Flash Timberwolf 16th Jan 2017, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
This whole time I keep thinking, "She's one of THOSE parents, isn't she?"
David31 16th Jan 2017, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
Oh yes, it had to happen.
Zarpaulus 16th Jan 2017, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
So, were her earlier objections to her daughter being with a "street racer" just cover for her real attitudes?
LongTom 16th Jan 2017, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
Wonder what the laws are on inbreeding...
LazyRayFinkle 16th Jan 2017, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
*sighs*. I had a feeling something like this would happen. As someone of the faith, stuff like this is sad to see. But I have seen people have a change of heart, so here's hoping for a miracle. XD
GoodKaptainKook 16th Jan 2017, 3:36 AM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
Somehow I can totally see old-fashioned furs in a world of furries thinking along the lines of Linda's mom. I made a character like this myself, although much older and MUCH more abrasive and in your face about "Sticking to your own kind"!

I can only wonder if she's gonna object at the wedding...But at least the Dads both instantly get along because they're both railfans :D
GoodKaptainKook 16th Jan 2017, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
Also might as well ask: What's Linda's family surname? Has it ever even been mentioned before...I don't FEEL like it has, but I am NOT about to go back and scan through 300+ strips (roughly how long she's been a character in the comic) to make sure :D
FreyFox 20th Jan 2017, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
I've never mentioned Linda's family's surname. I never could decide what it should be ^^.
ConvoyWolf 16th Jan 2017, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Uuuugh its like my cousins wedding all over again. Her mother in law is a total Bible thumper and i can totally see her in Linda's mom. Lindas dad however is kickarse! Lionell? LGB? Orrrrr Hornby! Prolly not Hornby.
FreyFox 19th Jan 2017, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
FreyFox
Whatever's a good manufacturer of model railways in America :)
ConvoyWolf 19th Jan 2017, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
Well Lionel is the most popular model train co here. Its O Gauge usually 3 rail track
karmakat 16th Jan 2017, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
sincerely...at this point i gotta wonder how the "religious and purity nut" is going to react when she sees the son that is in a metal band AND smokes pot like it's water he drinks...
Warner Republic 18th Jan 2017, 5:24 AM edit delete reply
Warner Republic
Mixed species marriage is the Transmission universe version on the controversies of same-sex marriage, huh? A lot of people fight different ideals in the name of God, but he's got other things to worry about. ^^

By the way, I got to say that Linda's mother looks prettier in this strip. Did she lose weight from her last appearance?
FreyFox 19th Jan 2017, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
FreyFox
Maybe a little bit. I haven't drawn her much.
Coyote7 18th Jan 2017, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Ahh, sparking religious arguments among your readers? You sly fox, you.

I ain't even mad. I'm Southern Baptist and I'm eagerly awaiting the holier than thou attitude to fizzle out completely.
FreyFox 19th Jan 2017, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
FreyFox
I honestly never thought that this strip was going to subject my audience to a heated debate ^^.
LazyRayFinkle 19th Jan 2017, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
It seems this comic has provoked some serious discussion. Nothing bad with that.

There's no denying that my faith has some blood behind it. In truth, no ideology is free from it. We can argue who has the bigger body count, but ultimately the dead are dead and people are still hurt. History is a bloody mess.

And yet, I have seen people of these beliefs, or lack thereof, do great works. I can't ignore the past, but I'd like to believe we can learn from it and do better.
FreyFox 19th Jan 2017, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
FreyFox
I think I've created a monster... :P
LongTom 19th Jan 2017, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
That's what you get for saying religious people are hateful bigots who are responsible for the world's problems. The truth of the matter is that atheism is no force of reason or benevolence. The novel "1984", in fact, has a society which suppresses religion, but has no pretense of freethinking...
FreyFox 19th Jan 2017, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
FreyFox
Linda's parents are both Christians. The only difference is that her mum is more devout than her dad. I will not censor myself because people like Linda's parents exist in real life and the whole world isn't always nicey-nicey.
LazyRayFinkle 19th Jan 2017, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
Nah. Sometimes art should provoke and stimulate conversation.
Kangaar Foxfire 19th Jan 2017, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
Kangaar Foxfire
Welcome to the internet Keeny ;)
GoodKaptainKook 19th Jan 2017, 3:22 AM edit delete reply
GoodKaptainKook
OK, I might as well say it: I absolutely LOATHE religious/political arguments. If there's a surefire way to get people riled up and creating entire novels worth of back-and-forth bickering at each other eventually resorting to death threats and insults on each other's genetics and mental health (well, a little extreme, but I swear I've seen some debates blow up REALLY far!)...just bring up religion and politics. That's about all it takes.

Seriously, why can't we all just get along? Just because we have different opinions does not mean we therefore have to hate each other or be at each other's throats trying to convert other people to our opinions. It doesn't have to be like that...I might as well come out and say...I'm a very pacifistic person for the most part, I tend to avoid nasty arguments whenever humanly possible. I'm 100% certain I'm going to get called a wuss/coward by some people for that...so if people want to, they can go ahead.
LazyRayFinkle 20th Jan 2017, 3:05 AM edit delete reply
Nothing cowardly about you at all. That's a view I aim to live everyday.
AjayRulezzz 19th Jan 2017, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Good talk about them mixed species ccouples, I once shipped a dragon and a vixen.