You're a Good, Angsty Teen, Charlie Brown: Dog Sees God at Boxcar

Linus van Pelt, Charlie Brown's best friend in Charles M. Schulz's beloved Peanuts comic, usually played the role of the theologian amongst the gang, often reflecting Schulz's own faith by quoting from the Gospels. In Bert V. Royal's play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a teenaged Linus, “Van,” (because in general writers seem to think a nickname is the marker of freer teenage affectations, and to avoid licensing issues, I imagine), is still quite the philosopher, except now he's a pseudo-Buddhist stoner with brilliant insights like: “My point is, Chuck B., that life — it does go on.”

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