June 23, 2008

George Carlin: RIP

The world lost a very funny atheist. He made us think, whether one agreed with him or not. His videos on Religion and the 10 Commandments just have to make theists at least question their beliefs.
I remember him having a heart attack (it was almost 30 years ago). I looked at him as someone who knew his days were numbered, for quite a while. But it apparently didn't make him become closer to God.
I did a post on George Carlin in April of 2006. Here is a newly edited version of it:

This video is called Religion Is Bullsh@t (It contains foul language in case you are at work or there are kids in the room).

Here are some Carlin Quotes:

“Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.”

“The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music”

“If God had intended us not to masturbate he would've made our arms shorter”

“If churches want to play the game of politics, let them pay admission like everyone else”

“I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.”

“Religion is just mind control”

Some more:

"We created God in our own image and likeness."

"I credit that eight years of grammar school with nourishing me in a direction where I could trust myself and trust my instincts. They gave me the tools to reject my faith. They taught me to question and think for myself and to believe in my instincts to such an extent that I just said, 'This is a wonderful fairy tale they have going here, but it's not for me."

"Religion convinced the world that there's an invisible man in the sky who watches everything you do. And there's 10 things he doesn't want you to do or else you'll to to a burning place with a lake of fire until the end of eternity. But he loves you! ...And he needs money! He's all powerful, but he can't handle money!"

"Religion is sort of like a lift in your shoes. If it makes you feel better, fine. Just don't ask me to wear your shoes."

"I finally accepted Jesus. not as my personal savior, but as a man I intend to borrow money from."

"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."

Ok, I might as well add this clip of George trimming down the 10 Commandments to only 2 Commandments. Again, there is some foul language:


  1. Yes, this was sad, but then again, you know, he was in his seventies, lived a good life, made a lot of people laugh, and was a decent man all around. He makes us other atheists proud!

    I was just reading your header, and I know this is off-topic, but can one be a convert to Judaism and an atheist?

    In any case, nice eulogy to a comic who will be much-missed.

    Best regards,

    E.D. Kain


  2. E.D., it is possible to become an atheist Jew after conversion, but conversion pretty much requires a belief in God, unless one is faking it just to appease a new wife or husband.

    It isn't a simple task to convert to Judaism, you have to really want to.

    You can't just do 3 Hail Moses and then break a glass with your shoe.

    1. ...so who is it that in the name of the Lord makes you a Jew I want to see a photo id of the schmuck attempting to outjew me.

  3. Well that's what I figured. In all honesty, it was just one of those odd questions that pops into one's head...that's all. I am an atheist, but I am also a huge supporter of Israel and I've had many Jewish friends, etc. that I've admired greatly. Alas, no conversion for me. I do not believe in God...cheers.

  4. The world is less funny now. George was one of the best.

  5. George was a genius no matter what his faith is. Believing in God doesnt make Him exist no more than unbelief makes Him no longer exist. Salvation comes by faith . But faith of men sustains nothing.