Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. LX013

    LX013 said, 10 months ago

    Oh, it’s better, to believe in afterlife!

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    He means rewarded. If there’s no afterlife, he can behave as he pleases without fear of losing out on any rewards.

  3. Number Six

    Number Six said, 10 months ago

    We just fall into an alternative dimension each time we think we’ve avoided a fatal accident…

  4. Number Six

    Number Six said, 10 months ago

    …I’m in my 6th dimension at the moment. I first died while riding my tricycle down stairs with a bucket on my head.

    (Don’t ask!)

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 10 months ago

    re: margueritem
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    that is one of the two main reasons for Atheism. If there’s no accountability, one can do as Nietzsche suggested, i.e. do whatever you want to whoever you want. It should be no surprise that he was one of two “philosophers” that had the most impact on Hitler, with him giving away Nietzsche’s books to his cohorts. The idea of the “ubermensch” or “superman” was incorporated not just into official ideas, but also in the religion that the SS had made for them by Himmler.

  6. ratlum

    ratlum said, 10 months ago

    Calvin you are heading for a life of a monk,but with out the peace of mind they claim to have.

  7. MayoGalway

    MayoGalway GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    To paraphrase/tweak Dostoevesky> If there is no ‘afterlife’ then everything is permitted.

  8. GodsBigParty.com

    GodsBigParty.com said, 10 months ago

    “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:27,28 (NIV © 1984)


    “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15 (NIV © 1984)


    “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.” Romans 3:21-25 (NIV © 2011)

  9. Robert Danielzik

    Robert Danielzik said, 10 months ago

    If you only do good because you are afraid of being eternally punished or just because you will be rewarded, you’re not doing good. You’re merely brownnosing for selfish reason.
    Do good, because it’s the right thing to do.

  10. Eyjafjallajokull

    Eyjafjallajokull said, 10 months ago

    God likes the suspence, Calvin.

  11. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 10 months ago

    @Number Six

    I have pictures of my kids doing this (riding tricycles with buckets on their heads … not dying by riding down stairs … although my daughter DID ride her tricycle down stairs once.)


    Shouldn’t that be “5th Dimension” – Up, Up and Away (and so on) ?

  12. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, 10 months ago

    WOW… I LUV U ….

  13. PixieJane

    PixieJane said, 10 months ago

    Not an atheist myself but I do know that most atheists are simply skeptics (as one famous one said, there are many gods that are disbelieved and they just believe one less than than Christians), not that they’re trying to justify doing anything. Plenty of Christians sure have no problem doing the most horrid things and then saying Jesus forgives them so if they just wanted to “avoid responsibility” then they wouldn’t have to reject God, and by claiming to be religious people would trust them more which would make it easier for them to hurt or be forgive by a jury of their peers for “finding Jesus” (creating the true moral nihilism because morality no longer matter, but rather belief).
    x
    And while atheists have their share of sociopaths right along with the religious they still see actual consequences inherent in THIS life and therefore tend to adopt a “golden rule” of their own (just as nearly every religion has done, especially modern ones). Many such atheists would call themselves “secular humanists” which are run by enlightened values, and you can find such secular humanists helping in organizations like Amnesty International, Save the Children, and Doctors Without Borders (including in Africa where they try to cure the sociopathic evil inflicted on society inspired by religion, typically Christianity and Islam).

    x
    Therefore I see it as only fair to measure people by their actions and motivations rather than by what gods they believe or don’t believe in (as there are plenty of good people of all faiths & skepticism just as there are rotten apples).

  14. Ryan (Say what now?!)

    Ryan (Say what now?!) GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @PixieJane

    Best comment.

  15. CountAnton

    CountAnton said, 10 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    That maybe so, but their versions of Nietzsche’s ideas were twisted beyond recognition of the original. Nietzsche even warned that Europe would unite ‘in spite of Nationalism, not because of it’. And his concept of the superman had nothing to do with a ‘superior race’.

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