Sunday, August 19, 2012

Moral Law

Lately, with two different groups of people, I have been discussing how one arrives at universal moral laws. Here is Bill Watterson's light-hearted look at the question. His tongue-in-cheek analysis is certainly better than several philosophers I have read. Over the years, as I have read "Calvin and Hobbes" comics, I have often noted a philosophical and theological bent to many of the themes represented. Watterson has hinted that the names of Calvin and Hobbes were chosen as a "tip of the hat" to John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes1. Enjoy this work of art by a great professional cartoonist.
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1. See Wikipedia: paragraph labelled "College."

1 comment:

Chris Lantz said...

Awesome. Just last night I started re-reading my Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. In it, Watterson describes his craft, his philosophy and his inspirations at length. He really sought to (and succeeded at) elevating the funny pages. When people ask me what my favourite work of art is, I generally tell them, "the collective works of Calvin and Hobbes". Brilliant, hilarious, poignant, beautifully crafted, and reflective of humanity. More sermon illustrations per square inch than any other artwork, too!