Monday, August 21, 2006

George Carlin on Religion


Adam said...

Hi Stardust,

I so love this routine. I've had it on audio for months, but never seen it in the flesh (as it were). Although, it always worries me when he says:

"If there be a God, let him strike this audience dead."

You have to worry about someone dropping dead of a heart attack at that moment (assuming he does this bit all the time). The religious loons would make hay with that for years.

Stardust said...

Hi Adam!

I know what you mean about the "strike this audience dead" comment. Even watching the video, I cringe a bit upon hearing that. Residue of my religious brainwashing, I guess!

Adam said...

lol; I wouldn't say it's a residue of religious brainwashing, but a respect for probability. The more times Carlin does this routine, the more likely it is that someone will cark it, however (extraordinarily) unlikely it may be.

Of course, it wouldn't matter a damn at what stage in the routine this happened; the religious would claim it was due to Carlin's daring of God to act. Actually, indigestion on anyone's part would probably suffice. We all know how dishonest these pricks can be.