...because seriously it's not something that I've ever really thought about before, but do you know the religion of the animated characters that pop up in your life? I adore religions of the world, I find them fascination... but I suppose I assume that if you are American there is a pretty good chance that by default you will probably belong to one of the Christians sects. It seems that I unconsciously let this reflect on animated characters created here as well. I mean, we all know from the show that the Simpsons are members of The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism, and I'm not sure about Linus and the Great Pumpkin - but Charlie Brown was for certain a protestant of some kind. Is it just me, or does everyone just assume that cartoon characters are probably Christians? I mean, isn't it just expected that - during the month of December - you'll see a comic of Garfield in a Santa hat?
So this? I did a double take when I walked past it the first time:
I even turned around to my imaginary shopping buddy and noted, "I didn't know Biscuit was Jewish!"
Not that it's any of my business or that there is anything really out of the ordinary with this (insert "you know, some of my favorite relatives are Jewish" comment here), just one more thing to add to the list of things I didn't know.
This list of things I didn't / don't know? Is getting disturbingly longer the older I get.
I gotta get out more.