Leave it to my husband to wax philosophical about a Charlie Brown cartoon. In his latest post, Jerry talks about the difference between “sincerity” and “faith.” I particularly like it when he quotes the Wiki article on the cartoon:
“Stressing the importance of faith in the Great Pumpkin, Linus states that one must never say “If the Great Pumpkin comes”, but rather, “When the Great Pumpkin comes”; a lack of sufficient faith, he avers, might cause the Great Pumpkin to pass one by at the critical time.”
and then he says:
In the words of Charlie Brown, “Good Grief!” But maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on Linus. He has a psychological need for various “security blankets,” a phrase coined by the Charlie Brown strip.
Read the rest of what he says about the cartoon here.