Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Theology of Calvin & Hobbes

Prof. Richard Beck of Abilene Christian University has a great online series on the theology of Calvin & Hobbes. From Chapter 1, "Virtue Needs Some Cheaper Thrills."
And yet, we can't seem to shake the feeling that something is wrong with us. That we are not as good as we ought to be. We ask: It is obvious to all that goodness and virtue are best. But if this is so, why is being good so hard? Why is vice so easy? Why is being bad so much fun?
If Calvin and Hobbes has a central theological core it centers on these questions. Many Calvin and Hobbes strips directly pose the question: Are we good or bad?
Update: Okay, it was a great idea. But reading the actual stuff - it's pretty superficial.

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