We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I am one of those whose "naivete" must be showing. The lesson is, the true lesson of all believers, one of faith. God does not manifest when called, otherwise we would never seek him out. The Lord requires us too look for him not only on holidays but each day of our lives. It is the search that fills our hearts and souls with the introspection and self analyzation to become better people and to draw closer to our God.
I for one hope and pray that Linus continues to look for the creator in all things. Besides I too believe in the "Great Pumpkin". Happy to fill the dark places in life with light.