Carlin on Blind Faith

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Cambo

THIS is probably the best quote from him I've ever heard!

January 16, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

Mississauga Phil

Love it!!! It's so true

January 16, 2013 @ 10:57 AM

Argie

How nice - knocking religious people again (so trendy and unoriginal). Its all about faith - you either have it or you don't. Reading CS Lewis might help you get IT.

January 16, 2013 @ 1:17 PM

Matt

BAHAHAHA.

That was great! Funny because it's true!

January 16, 2013 @ 1:43 PM

MrFascination

Argie - You're so right...

Something tells me he's probably wishes he could take those words back now...

January 16, 2013 @ 1:50 PM

VegasGeoff

Love this quote. Very accurate.

January 16, 2013 @ 2:10 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Argie & Mr. Fascination - I have faith, but I still see the truth, and humor in these words.

January 16, 2013 @ 3:34 PM

Missisauga Phil

And you can't tell me God doesn't have a sense of humour. Here's 2 examples:

1) The sexual peak of men and women (18 & 40 respectively)

2) The Duck Billed Platypus...I challenge you to look at that creature and not laugh...

January 16, 2013 @ 3:36 PM

Cambo

I'm not sure why the "faithful" have absolutely no sense of humour.

It wasn't a slag, it was a simple observation of human nature.

In the quote, "them" refers to people in general, not just religious people.

Lighten up, folks.

January 16, 2013 @ 3:51 PM

MrFascination


I have a sense of humor... That is not funny... Sorry it just isn't...

Interesting if someone makes any questionable remarks about other topics like gays or anything racial - their demanded to apologize and told that it's not appropriate...

Guys like George Carlin and Seth MacFarlane have always made their dislike of anything to do with God or religion.

In the movie Ted, Seth MacFarlane goes out of his way many times (even when the scene had nothing to do with it) to mock christianity... If he would have taken even a third of the shots he took at Christianity in that movie and directed it towards Islam, his life would have been in danger.

Yes I believe that it's important to be able to laugh at yourself.. However when you cross the line of insulting someone's beliefs or what they hold close to them, then you cross the line.

January 16, 2013 @ 6:57 PM

Argie

It just seems declaring yourself an athirst or mocking people who believe in God is the current thing to do. Because of political correctness, everything else is off limits (i.e. gays, race, women and some other "special" religions) as MrFascination noted, its still okay to mock believers or more specifically Christians.

I happen to think Carlin and MacFarlane are funny - I just wish more people had the stones to mock the special victim groups who have this untouchable label. IN other words, it would be nice to see more consistency when it comes to people mocking an identifiable group. That's all.

January 17, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

Jacob

@Argie
I wouldn't say it's "the current thing to do." It's that people who prefer to think for themselves aren't scared of the church anymore and are more open about their personal beliefs.

The current climate is sort of a backlash against millennia of being told "Be quiet and don't ask questions."

Also, it goes both ways. I went to a church service with my girlfriend recently, and the preacher was a downright prick about non-believers, spending a good 20 minutes telling his flock how we're all rotten, soulless people. Those people listening take it for truth, and go on with their lives thinking we're no good.

January 17, 2013 @ 1:34 PM

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