Bill Watterson didn’t name Calvin and Hobbes by accident. The Protestant reformer/theologian John Calvin and the philosopher Thomas Hobbes live on in the form of a boy and his stuffed tiger-come-alive.
Here Calvin struggles with the existence of God, thinly veiled in a discussion of Santa Claus. What I love about Calvin is that he is always asking the right questions. Oh, he may arrive at, uh, inappropriate conclusions (manifested in his sinful actions such as plastering Susie Derkins with snowballs) but he at least asks the questions. It’s a start, and I have great hope for Calvin.