Time for a Great Cartoon! (only human)

26 Mar

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I love the theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes! Watterson deals with some of the most critical issues facing us in life — through his cartoon characters.  As a recluse, Watterson retired in 1995 and has avoided interviews.  I wonder where he got the theological ideas for his strip.

Years ago I fantasized about being given permission to go over all the complete Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 6.59.05 AMcollection of Calvin & Hobbes’ cartoons to organize them in theological categories. That’s not going to happen, of course.

But this blog allows me to publish his best cartoons — and to comment theologically on them.  The cartoon in this post certainly highlights ANTHROPOLOGY.  Being human does not mean being mean and greedy and evil.  Being a fallen human does involve sinful behaviors and thoughts.

Blaise Pascal emphasized both truths about man in his theology:  man’s glory (made in the image of God and highly esteemed by Him — Ps. 8) and man’s fallenness (man has become the scum of the universe, Pascal says).  Thankfully, redemption is available for all who come to Christ.  I don’t think Watterson has understood that fact.



Posted by on March 26, 2015 in being human


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2 responses to “Time for a Great Cartoon! (only human)

  1. Esther

    March 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    I love his cartoons! They are are so simple but yet raise some really important questions we all need to ponder. Thank God for this opportunity for people to start thinking about eternal matters

    • Dr. Larry Dixon

      March 28, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Esther: You’re such an encouragement! Thanks for reading my blog! Uncle Larry


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