Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ray_c!!!!!

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Tabbylynn: Check the comments section on yesterday’s stone soup.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    That pretty much is the spirit of Christmas these days, as it was when Watterson did this strip.

  4. si_rat

    si_rat said, over 5 years ago

    For some this is ‘just’ comic…

  5. Yukoner

    Yukoner said, over 5 years ago

    I think Hobbes final remark has summed up the essence of North American philosophy.

  6. kiMoi

    kiMoi said, over 5 years ago

    Hear hear, yuk.

  7. Elwoodman

    Elwoodman said, over 5 years ago

    can’t … hardly … restrain … myself.. weight …of …irony…too…much …to bear…

    AAARRGGHHHH

    “Why risk not getting something over a matter of belief”?????

    Bill??? are you reading this forum or what????

    and also …

    OOOOHH, we got flags now :-0

  8. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Since we know what this is going to turn into, let’s get started on a happy note.

    http://tinyurl.com/bsy39g

  9. maxilano

    maxilano said, over 5 years ago

    Before any religious people start again today, can i just suggest you actually practice the main tenets of whatever religion you believe in and refrain from name calling, abuse and arguing and instead portray the main ideal of unwavering faith in your belief and temperence of others misgivings. Trying to convince anyone their belief is wrong will only further entrench them. try opening a calm discussion (somewhere else) and attempt to see anothers point of view as I, an athiest, do.

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    This is a comical and cynical version of what is called Pascal’s Wager, the argument that one should believe in God because you lose nothing if wrong and gain everything if right.

    And people wonder how I can find philosophical implications in mere comics. It’s not hard when it’s this blatant in a strip this brilliant.

    BTW, the fallacy in Pascal’s argument is the assumption that by submitting oneself to a religious doctrine, one loses nothing… except one’s reason, self-esteem, freedom, etc. At least Pascal had one good excuse: back then questioning God could get you killed. Today, not so much.

    As for Maxilano’s notion of trying to understand the other’s point of view, on such fundamental questions as this it grants falsehood more respect than it deserves. You read it here.

  11. Valis616

    Valis616 said, over 5 years ago

    Thank you pschearer for your insightful comment. I was going to say more or less the same thing but you did it for me.

  12. LX013

    LX013 said, over 5 years ago

    It’s not ok to say I believe in god, only to get presents, when you realy believ, you will have to believe also when your own live is threatened. But I hope he will not send such a situation to me, I pray hard!I am not very brave!

  13. humormehere

    humormehere said, over 5 years ago

    ”… BTW, the fallacy in Pascal’s argument is the assumption that by submitting oneself to a religious doctrine, one loses nothing… except one’s reason, self-esteem, freedom, etc. At least Pascal had one good excuse: back then questioning God could get you killed. Today, not so much.

    As for Maxilano’s notion of trying to understand the other’s point of view, on such fundamental questions as this it grants falsehood more respect than it deserves. You read it here.”

    EXCEPT…

    Your logic sounds fine, but there is an underlying fallacy. You assume that religious faith is the absence of reason. I am an engineer and I deal in real life every day. I cannot change the laws of physics no matter what I try.

    Religious faith, however, comforts me, makes me a better engineer, because it helps me focus my vocation around things that matter. My faith allows me to make sure I’m in the right forest, so to speak.

  14. Valis616

    Valis616 said, over 5 years ago

    “You assume that religious faith is the absence of reason.”

    Um, that is what faith means, the absence of reason. No assumption required.

  15. Hugh B. Hayve

    Hugh B. Hayve said, over 5 years ago

    ^-^ OMFG! ;-)

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