Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 7 hours ago

    As about good as he can get.

  2. LeadingEdge

    LeadingEdge said, about 7 hours ago

    Calvin has a conscience. It’s called Hobbes.

  3. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 6 hours ago

    Pascal’s Wager as applied to Santa Claus?

    In any case, Merry Saturnalia and a Happy Winter Solstice!

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 6 hours ago

    *Pascal’s Wager" applied to every deity.

  5. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, about 5 hours ago

    Hobbes can be a real party-pooper!

  6. LobosSolos

    LobosSolos said, about 5 hours ago

    Santa has had behavioral pattern recognition software going for centuries. Where do you think the NSA and Homeland got it from.

  7. rshive

    rshive said, about 5 hours ago

    Calvin has this motivation thing figured out.

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 hours ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    The problem with the wager is that it doesn’t take into account the Holy Spirit.
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    Every person who gets Saved has the Holy Spirit in them, that third part of God. Which is why believers act in certain ways. We’re literally possessed by part of God Himself.
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    This manifests in a number of ways (and NOT like the unBiblical pentecostal holy rollerism that is based entirely on human emotionalism). Usually they are not dramatic or weird. It’s hard to describe.
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    Sometimes it’s noteworthy. In 2012 I was praying and the thought “X is in porn” came to mind. And by using Google, in about 2 minutes found out a woman I had asked out a couple years before now had a “career” that was best left unmentioned. Getting into drugs changed her, to put it bluntly.
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    The frustration for a Christian is that he/she wants to do Good, he/she knows what he/she should do— besides having the absolute standard as given in the Bible, the Holy Spirit tells him/her when he/she is doing wrong— but the Christian won’t be able to do it completely, regardless of effort.
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    The born-again Christian, despite his/her new life and new eternal nature, still has to live here, in this corrupt, fallen world, in a corrupt body. Even though the Christian has been given new life, eternal life, there is a constant war in the Christian between the body+ the corrupt world system around him/her that wants to do wrong, and the Holy Spirit + the new nature which is now within the Christian that wants to do right and Good, i.e., that which pleases God.

    That type of conflict, being constantly pulled between the desire for Good versus the world’s desires, might sound bad, but it sure beats just being given over entirely to Evil, as some are now. And new life in Christ certainly beats going to Hell after death, doesn’t it?

  9. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, about 4 hours ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    It must be exhausting, being you.

  10. basie.mynhardt

    basie.mynhardt said, about 3 hours ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    I gladly identify with your views.

  11. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 1 hour ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Didn’t think I was going to get a sermon after reading ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ ! ! !

  12. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 1 hour ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Geez, how much time do you spend in the library? Though, I do learn stuff from your writings.

  13. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, 26 minutes ago

    Even if Calvin throws the snowball and Susie tells Santa on him, the consequences could be relatively insignificant in comparison to the noodle incident.

  14. Gaijinrabbit

    Gaijinrabbit said, 23 minutes ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    The frustration for an atheist is that Christians cannot conceive the fact that one can know how to do good and lead a happy, productive life without the absolutist frippery of religion. I much rather prefer trying to do that which betters the lives of my family and friends as well as my own, than worrying about placating a sadistic, narcissistic supernatural something-or-other.

  15. Gaijinrabbit

    Gaijinrabbit said, 20 minutes ago

    @Darsan54

    Tread carefully there. The stuff he writes is generally extracted from a place where the sun does not shine.

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