Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. bluskies

    bluskies said, almost 4 years ago


  2. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 4 years ago

    Cut from the same cloth.

  3. ratlum

    ratlum said, almost 4 years ago

    Re evaluating my strategy.
    You mean it would be a lost cause to use Calvins behaviour for anything,o dear Calvin is right, but Mom cant help.

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    he nailed ya!

  5. cookies333

    cookies333 said, almost 4 years ago


    I have t shirt with “Bazinga” on it. : )

  6. cookies333

    cookies333 said, almost 4 years ago

    You insulted him first Calvin!

  7. cookies333

    cookies333 said, almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Hobbes! : )

  8. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @cookies333: You’re welcome. You are up late tonight. It’s past my bedtime.

  9. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    Since the tree has NOTHING to do with Christ, since people used them in pre-Christian societies, and since MANY non-Christians have them to this day, Holiday Tree is far more appropriate. But worse by far for Christianity than people calling it a Holiday Tree is thin-skinned Christians getting bent out of shape about it! You do our faith a true disservice.

  10. Devvy98<3

    Devvy98<3 said, almost 4 years ago

    all rite thisll sound dumb but calvin lost me. TOO MANY BIG WORDS!!!

  11. DraEagWol

    DraEagWol said, almost 4 years ago

    I couldn’t agree more with you PixieJane… I do not know how many times I had to refute that same refrain on FB from friends and family…

    So, a Belated Yule Tide Blessings to thee!

  12. djc928

    djc928 said, almost 4 years ago

    And if the Pilgrim’s beliefs had prevailed, we’d have had none of the Christmas hoopla in the first place. They knew that Christ’s birthday was not in December and that pagan holidays had been usurped as a cover in the early days of Christianity. They expressly forbade anyone from celebrating Christmas, insisted that everyone work as if it were a regular day (unless it happened to land on Sunday which was holy), and FINED anyone who was caught celebrating. This is part of why they were called the Puritans – they wanted a PURE Christianity without it being sullied with all the pagan practices – trees, lights, gifts, eggs, bunnies, etc.

    In fact, they were the originators of the so-called “War on Christmas.” Learn some real history, please.

  13. Rick

    Rick said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s not a “Yule-tree”, PixieJane. Though the origins of the Xmas tree are unrecorded, the most likely origin is from the Medieval Mystery Play. Around Christmas-time, the Mystery Play of Adam and Eve would be put on. The main prop for the play was the tree (of the knowledge of good & evil). Because of that, people always would associate that tree prop with Christmas. Even after the Mystery Plays faded away, that tree still remained associated with Christmas! And that’s why people still put up decorated trees in their homes for Christmas.

    I for one find it offensive when people try to be politically correct by substituting “Happy Holidays” for “Merry Christmas”. If people do it to avoid offending people, they should be aware that they are also offending an awful lot of people when they say “Happy Holidays”!

  14. Thomas Linquist

    Thomas Linquist said, almost 4 years ago

    The few Jewish, Muslim, Bhuddist and Shik people I know always say “Merry Christmas” when they meet someone they know is a Christian. Granted, they are all church leaders who believe in faiths working together.

  15. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Religion gets complicated sometimes, because beliefs are intertwined with traditions. And some traditions are intertwined with our memories of childhood.

    Christmas, in particular, is full of beliefs, traditions, and fond memories of our childhoods, so it has a strong tie to our emotions. Therefore, it can be very difficult for us to see Christmas traditions change over time and become different from the way we remember them from when we were growing up.

    For many Christians, changing traditions create a tension between the church and the secular world. But they also create tensions within the church — for example, as the language of the Bible evolves away from the King James toward modern English.

    Even for Christians who believe that Christmas traditions need to evolve as our world becomes more multicultural, there can still be an emotional feeling of loss at Christmas — for example, hearing only secular winter songs played at the mall, when they remember hearing religious Christmas carols as children as they were doing Christmas shopping with their parents.

    Now, back to our regularly scheduled program, on the vicarious lives of parents………….

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