"The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things bad language and whatever it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition. ... There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body. ... It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have."
If capping a performance with the exhibition of a mutilated (pierced) nipple is acceptable behavior at family safe entertainment like the Super Bowl, where would Mr. Carlin draw the line?
Are mutilated genitals acceptable for broadcast too?
If the human body is so beautiful, why are these sadomasochists multilating it and then dangling their parts in public?
Carlin is an atheist, I believe. He has very strong feelings against religion, and from this follows his entire philosophy. I guess one could say his belief-system is simply reactionary.