Religion is Bullshit

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As usual these days, I was awake until the sun came up. So in the wee hours of the morning, I learned that one of my favorite people, George Carlin, died. I’ve always loved George Carlin even though I’ve never had the privilege to see him perform live. I especially enjoyed George’s comments about religion, but he is so brilliant that I “especially enjoy” many things that he had to say. I know that he lived a long and wonderful life, with little mental or physical deterioration to rob him of his dignity and integrity, but I still think it is tragic that he is gone — tragic for America, which is lacking in both dignity and integrity. Here’s a wonderful streaming video showing the brilliant George Carlin talking about religion .. “If there is a god, may he strike me dead!” [10:13]


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0 Responses to Religion is Bullshit

  1. Bob O'H says:

    They’re replaying interviews with him on NPR at the moment. They replayed his his “seven dirty words” sketch, which is hilarious because, being NPR, they have to bleep out the words.

  2. i’ve been listening to NPR all day (i am an NPR junkie on a bad day) and yes, i thought it was funnier that they had to bleep the words out. especially when Carlin suggests that the words follow a theme, or have some sort of poetry. snert.

  3. Raffi Shahinian says:

    Thanks for this post. I’m a Christian and a life-long Carlin fan as well, and I did my own little tribute to the man, from a similar-but-different perspective. Thought you might be interested.
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