One of the reasons I love Calvin & Hobbes is that Watterson puts his finger on many of the real issues of daily existence. As far as I know, he has not found the answers in living a Christ-honoring life, but I’m grateful for his clarity and practicality in showing us the problems!
G.K. Chesterton said, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” “Wanting” in the sense in which Chesterton is using it means “lacking.” I fear that many have tried some watered-down version of Christianity which hasn’t “worked” for them — and they’ve simply walked away.
Real Christianity, involving a real Jesus and a real Bible and a real God, offers so much more! And it offers forgiveness when “we make a big mess of things”!