Well, I was going to comment that perhaps Linus should have said, "Saul of Tarsus" instead of the "Apostle Paul," but I changed my mind.
You're right, of course. I can only think that Charles Shultz thought that not many would recognize the Saul of Tarsus moniker. But, I didn't give a lot of thought to this comic strip before I posted it...it does make some bad PR for ol' Paul, as an apostle, watching Stephen getting put to death.Let's just say it was Linus who made the mistake.
I had an old Peanuts book where Linus was running for class president and he gives a speech mentioning the Babylonian captivity. Wish I still had the book.
Someone's got some talent!
Considering his level of Bible knowledge, I think it more likely that Linus thought that Charlie Brown and Lucy might not recognize the "Saul of Tarsus" moniker.
I knew there was something about him that I liked.
I didn't see this one in the paper, but one year the World Book Encyclopedia Yearbook (must have been mid-to-late 1960s) had a feature article on CMS, and this cartoon was reproduced there in color. I have always remembered it.Thanks for finding and posting it.
Poor Charlie Brown!
I like the Christmas strip where Linus quotes the genealogy from Matthew chapter one.
And all *I* ever see is profiles of the Reformers. One time I saw Da Book up there. I won Da Book in Mr. Peterson's giveaway and I read it. I see why everyone should buy it. :) It's a very handy reference (especially when one has a pet Catholic to discuss theology with!)