1. At least Calvin is thinking about the afterlife. How many in our culture give little to no thought about life after death.
2. As Hobbes looks around, he sees a beautiful creation that is to be enjoyed.
3. Hobbes seems perfectly content to lie back against the tree and enjoy the present, good world. He has no thoughts or worries about a next life.
4. Calvin, who is always behaviorally challenged, worries about future judgment/rewards. He wants to know for sure if he is going to be rewarded for his behavior, implying that if there is no judgment, he doesn’t need to be good.
How clear the Bible is about the afterlife. And he has placed that wondering about eternity in the heart of man. The central question is not, “How good or bad have you or I behaved?”, but “What have we done with Christ?”