Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 9 months ago

    Thank you, Hobbes.

  2. saturn10

    saturn10 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Sometimes a tiger is better than a conscience.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago

    You have learned a good lesson. Remember it Calvin.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago


    The tiger is his conscience.

  5. barticle35

    barticle35 said, 9 months ago

    Libertarian Calvin.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 9 months ago


    True. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like the idea of libertarianism. A society has to have some rules and laws.
    What Calvin did today is also a basic tenet of many atheist groups. Some irony in today’s comic, because in one of my 2012 books I wrote:

    “A peculiarity about atheists is that they want to do what they want to others, but they want others to do good things to them and for them, from obeying the law to being “nice.” This is illogical and hypocritical. You can’t rationally do whatever you want to others and then reasonably expect others to be bound by a goodness that you refuse to be bound by. That is one avenue from which tyranny comes from. If nothing else, if there is no God and thus no accountability, then why should anyone do good to an atheist? If the reasons for standards or restraints upon behavior are thrown off by a culture, it’s everyone who does so, not just the atheist that “throws off the traces.”

    Throwing off morals is like unlocking the cage of a rabid tiger. The tiger is not going to respect you, just because you opened the door to its cage and let it loose.

    Besides, who is the closest to the tiger?"

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 9 months ago


    Libertarians have rules.

  8. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 9 months ago

    Welcome to Calvin’s Little Cliche Festival!

  9. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 9 months ago

    Here is what the atheist Jean-Paul Sartre had to say:

    When we say that man chooses for himself, we do mean that every one of us must choose himself; but by that we also mean that in choosing for himself he chooses for all men. For in effect, of all the actions a man may take in order to create himself as he wills to be, there is not one which is not creative, at the same time, of an image of man such as he believes he ought to be. To choose between this or that is at the same time to affirm the value of that which is chosen; for we are unable ever to choose the worse. What we choose is always the better; and nothing can be better for us unless it is better for all.

    —Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism is a Humanism, pgs. 291 – 292

  10. Dha Dha

    Dha Dha said, 9 months ago

    trusty friend…

  11. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 9 months ago


    Don’t bet the mortgage!

  12. shakeswilly

    shakeswilly said, 9 months ago

    Why do you think aethists don’t want rules and laws ?
    In fact we see the need for good laws and governance more than the religious types, because there is no guy in the sky delivering justice and mercy.
    We differ from the god fearing people in that we want these laws and regulations to be based on common sense and common good, and not on ancient beliefs and texts.

  13. Reality,really?

    Reality,really? said, 9 months ago

    Common sense says you sacrifice the few for the many. Whose going first ?

  14. robert3750

    robert3750 said, 9 months ago

    How funny that Calvin is supposedly being a libertarian, when it’s really statists that engage in theft and war while showing all the time that they espouse the might makes right philosophy.

  15. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago


    So do atheists. Have rules, that is. They’re not just a bunch of amoral creeps.

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