Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Theory About Charles Schultz and The Great Pumpkin

{NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF HALLOWEEN}



I wish I could remember where I read or hear this, but someone theorized that Charles Schultz was mocking the idea of Santa Claus being presented to children via Linus and the Great Pumpkin.
Remember Charles Schultz claimed once to be born again as a member of the First Church of God, though in his later life, it does seem he fell away from the faith and grew more liberal. It would be interesting if the real meaning of this was to mock bringing children to the false "god" of Santa Claus. I hate when children are told to write letters to Santa Claus. It is like Linus writing letters to a false being too, that being a giant pumpkin. Schulz admits here, that the whole thing is a parody of Christmas.

"Now the whole thing has become a parody of Christmas, and Linus gives the Great Pumpkin those qualities Santa Claus is supposed to have"


Santa Claus: The Great Imposter

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

no, i told you Charles Schultz was mocking "the great disappointment" of the millerites or adventists ... lol
it was my theory
sincerely
ozmliad

Anonymous said...

Charles Schultz was a German Lutheran and celebrated Christmas, made many Christmas orientated comic strips ... he is the Lutheran mascot ... they always have "peanuts" oriented "sermons" the parishioners love to buy the memorabilia, it was the one complaint from moving from a catholic household to a Lutheran one ... Mary was replaced by the peanuts ...
you can't make this stuff up ... one idol replaced by comic strip ones ... not a lick of truth in them all
sincerely
ozmliad

Anonymous said...

i just don't believe his explanation, no child alive ever confused candy begging day with unwrap presents day ...
sincerely
ozmliad

Bible Believer said...

Schulz was German but reading a biography of his life, I don't think his family were church goers, even if they were historically "Lutheran". His mother was a Norwegian too. He joined First Church of God as a teen and claimed to be "born again" and even street preacher. First Church of God while an ecumenical church today back then was more conservative and considered evangelical. He wanted to name the strip "Charlie Brown and Snoopy" but the syndicate forced the name Peanuts which he said he hated it. How was he mocking the "great disappointment"? I was hoping he was warning about the Santa Claus nonsense, he had children and perhaps had concern. Notice the blind belief that children are led to in Santa.

Bible Believer said...

correction for above, even street preached.