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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Studying)

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Posted by on April 18, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes



The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Self-Esteem)

Hmmm.  Self esteem. What a great term. We should respect ourselves for we are made in the image and likeness of God. But our self esteem should never be an excuse for our laziness or inertia. We are to honestly evaluate ourselves before the Lord — and praise Him for His goodness to us. And study hard!

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Posted by on July 21, 2020 in Calvin & Hobbes


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Time for a Great Cartoon: Studying and Victimhood

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-8-45-22-pm“Self-esteem” is a tricky concept, isn’t it?  For Calvin, it appears to mean thinking highly of himself despite any evidence to the contrary.

His teacher — bless her heart! — is always trying to get Calvin to work harder, to put in the effort, to actually STUDY!

But, alas, all Calvin does is come up with more excuses — well-worded excuses, no doubt — but excuses!  His claim to “victimhood” would be laughable if it were not true for some today.

Blaming others, refusing to accept personal responsibility, expecting the world to cater to your whims — these are subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signs of a culture which no longer values hard work, genuine humility, or gratitude for those who try to instill such virtues in us.

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Posted by on November 5, 2016 in victimhood


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