The trickster archetype is often found in mythologies, and cultures of all kinds, including religions, and it is by these tricks that the world turns.
Mythologies run in cycles. We may be in the middle of a massive paradigm shift in the myths which point to our deepest meaning and identity in the cosmos.
We are perhaps the most conscious and self-aware lifeforms on the planet today, but humans were not inevitable, and we may have a far different future than we imagine. How do we find peace in that?
Scrooge is a metaphor of the egoic mind, dismissing mystical experience as pathological.
Have you ever considered that The Wizard of Oz is an excellent example of the Hero's Journey, of the monomyth, of the mystical experience of our journey back Home?