Barney Google and Snuffy Smith and Family Circus, 10/29/23
You know, I was about to go on a whole rant here about how the fact that Hootin' Holler's only clergyman is a grifter and fraud has resulted in Snuffy holding to some kind of folk syncretism, since he's freely combining a pagan ritual in which humans take on the guise of evil spirits with a celebration of the risen Christ. But then I was humbled when I got to today's Family Circus, a strip whose theology I have always assumed is impeccable. We see the Saints themselves rejoice at seeing children dressing up as gangsters or literal witches! I am, as the kids say, sitting my ass down and learning.