For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    He’s reaching that age. Next thing you know, he’ll be questioning the existence of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.

  2. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    “I’m beginning to have my coubts” Isn’t that advanced vocabulary for a kid his age?

  3. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The first to go was the Tooth Fairy for me, legaleagle.

  4. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 3 years ago

    My boy stopped believing in Santa and the Easter Bunny when he was about 10. But he still believed in the Tooth Fairy, because he knew he wouldn’t get any money if he didn’t.

  5. WebSpider

    WebSpider said, over 3 years ago

    Michael, never question those who bring you the loot!

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not sure we ever told our kids there was an Easter Bunny. Never really thought about it. We hid Easter eggs and made baskets - they hunted them and when they were all found asked us to hide them again. They don’t seem too traumatized by never having had an Easter Bunny…

  7. wantobe

    wantobe said, over 3 years ago

    That’s where it started for me; no Santa, no Easter Bunny, no Tooth Fairy. It was only a short trip from there to no God. Fantasies are nice as a child, but you have to face reality sooner or later.

  8. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sigh…so much fun to be a kid. The simple things that they have to worry about. Too bad you have to grow up.

  9. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, wantobe, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This is not only theology, but common sense: if you can see something and already have it, faith and hope are beside the point.

    But there’s a great difference between faith and fantasy. Based on how little first-hand personal knowledge each of us has about the world we live in, a moment’s reflection shows us that nearly all of what we assume to be true is, in fact, taken on faith — mostly we just take someone else’s word for it — and no one thinks twice about it.

    When you lose faith in things you can’t personally see, hear, touch, etc., and things that you personally can’t understand, you may lose faith in things that are as real and true as your own pulse. And you can end up as a very small person, living in a very small world, to your own loss.

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    When you’re a kid, this is a big issue. Is it okay to doubt the things you believe or will that be the end of all the good stuff? Poor guy.

    I think his vocabulary can be pretty normal if he reads a lot. My oldest has used the word “suppose” a lot since she was 4, a word that I hardly use. She also reads voraciously, and regularly uses words and phrases that surprise me.

    Well said, scaaty!

  11. dkram

    dkram said, over 3 years ago

    As for me, I will go to the Lord’s table friday night, and I will be on the hill sunday at six am.

    \\//_

  12. imrobert

    imrobert said, over 3 years ago

    Geez, and here Easter always reminds me of an Easter at our cousin’s house a long time ago. It was raining so the eggs were hidden in the house. Unfortunately, all the eggs were not, um, immediately found …

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 3 years ago

    It’s interesting to see these early comic strips where Lynn Johnston used to blend the holidays and the holiday preparation into daily comics. As time went on, eventually the Easter comic strips would be limited to Sundays only, as not to interrupt the storylines being played out in the dailies. Below is a link to the Easter comic strips of For Better or For Worse over the years.

    http://catalog.fborfw.com/indexholidays.php?q=easter

  14. pumaman

    pumaman said, over 3 years ago

    FishStix said: “It takes a lot more faith to NOT believe in a Creator than it takes to believe on one!”

    That is not true and does not make sense.

    and SCAATY said, “When you lose faith in things you can’t personally see, hear, touch, etc., and things that you personally can’t understand, you may lose faith in things that are as real and true as your own pulse. And you can end up as a very small person, living in a very small world, to your own loss.”

    This also doesn’t make sense. These are both platitudes the religious use to make themselves feel better about believing in myths and superstitions.

    My favourite is, “If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.” The complete opposite is true. If you believe in incredible things with no good evidence, then you’ll fall for just about anything. And already have. Happy Spring!

  15. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 3 years ago

    I believe in the Easter bunny. Roasted Rabbit for Easter dinner is a sure crowd pleaser.

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