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Comedian George Carlin dies in L.A.

Posted on 06/22/2008 10:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl

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To: TheBattman; BuckeyeForever; Antique Gal; PLD; One_who_hopes_to_know; Reaganesque; All
I wrote, in 8:

"Thanks, Mr. George Carlin, for all the laughs. Somehow I know you’ll keep ‘em angels gigglin’ where you’re going."

To which 13 replied:

"... I doubt he ever thought he would go to an imaginary heaven or see imaginary angels."

To which I replied in 15:

"I knows it was angels I heard tonight cuz worms got no sense of humor at-all."

Later, 33 said:

"An atheist does not go to Heaven!!"

And 43 asked me:

"Nice thoughts, but what makes you think that?"

To which I reply:

In particular because of the quality of laughter that his vinyl recording brought me during a trying time in 1973 -- in particular, the bit about why it's handy that snot should be camouflage green and not florescent pink. I have it on good authority that there are angels who made note of the moment.

As for the other, I don't believe in atheists. An atheist can no more be than a soap bubble can without air. And even if I thought I had prophetic powers, and understood all mysteries and all knowledge, and had all faith, so as to remove mountains, I would not presume to concern myself with the quality of someone else's afterlife or personal relationship with the LORD. That's not my bailiwick. I've my own to tend to -- and that's an effort that calls for all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. And as if that wasn't enough, I am reminded that in my free time I am commanded to love my neighbor as myself! Goll-lee. Yet it seems there are some who hold that God hasn't got a sense of humor. Oh well. Not my bailiwick.

Numbers 6:24-26

51 posted on 06/23/2008 9:55:03 AM PDT by Uncle Ralph ("Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better." -- Robert Frost)
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To: martin_fierro

He was nothing but a bitter old man at the end of his time and a dreanged leftist at that with a touch of hypocrisy tossed in for railing on about big money and greed while he charged big $$$ for his shows and lived the high life.

Sometimes when you walk the bitter line it’s easy to fall into the sewer.

Back in the day though he delivered some great monologues.


52 posted on 06/23/2008 10:04:56 AM PDT by misterrob (Obama-Does America Need Another Jimmy Carter?)
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To: MeekOneGOP

The Ultimate place for your stuff.

53 posted on 06/23/2008 10:22:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Old Seadog

I had an album of his with that routine, plus the seven words and some other stuff. So funny. Come to think of it, I’m surprised my parents even bought it for me LOL
Dang that was a loooong time ago....


54 posted on 06/23/2008 10:30:49 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us . nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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To: Uncle Ralph
Yet it seems there are some who hold that God hasn't got a sense of humor. Oh well. Not my bailiwick.

Um...that's a pretty big stretch. No one on this thread has said that God won't let him into Heaven because God doesn't like his jokes, they've said he won't go to Heaven for the same reason the Bible does: Because you must "confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead" in order to be saved.

People aren't nosy riff-raff busybodies because they believe what God has said. If Carlin died an atheist, he is most certainly not in Heaven. If he repented and accepted God's grace, his name is written in the Book of Life and he dwells in Paradise today. Believing that isn't judging, it's taking him and God at their word.

55 posted on 06/23/2008 11:59:50 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.)
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To: martin_fierro

That would make a great case for my big bass fiddle :-)


56 posted on 06/23/2008 12:02:38 PM PDT by Uncle Ralph
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To: Uncle Ralph
I am not here to argue with you if God will forgive this man..I have no idea.. I happen to agree with you on one thing there really are no atheist..I figure those people say that because they want to go as far as they can on this earth and act ignorant until their time is up..I have seen it in health care the last words from some atheist is God forgive me.. And I have no idea if he forgives after those people have gone their way and lived the life they do..We were put here with our own will and what we do with our life will be our fault...

As for Carlin I do hope he was just kidding but when I saw and heard what he said it reminded me of old Uncle Wright BO's pastor..I would never waste money on anyone making fun of me or my Christian brother an sisters although I would pay to get a good laugh..Carlin is just not funny he is Pathetic..

And with that said I do hope he RIP where ever he may be...

57 posted on 06/23/2008 1:17:47 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Uncle Ralph
Yet it seems there are some who hold that God hasn't got a sense of humor.

one word: platypus.

Gonna miss ya, George. Thanks for the memories. I think Trey and Matt have taken up the fight with the pompous, stuffy and insecure, but you were the pioneer. I'm sure you're up on the roof, somewhere. Go in peace.

58 posted on 06/23/2008 4:24:33 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: kcvl
A very talented man, but a champion of the Left.
59 posted on 06/23/2008 5:55:51 PM PDT by Barnacle (Communists and Jihadists were at odds...Then came Barack.)
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To: Uncle Ralph
My My ... thou dost protest too much ...

It was a Henny Youngman one liner ... not a theological treatise.

None the less - may God bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and may His countenance rise upon you.
60 posted on 06/23/2008 6:13:33 PM PDT by One_who_hopes_to_know
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To: kcvl

Does anyone agree with me, that Carlin was very bitter and unfunny in the last few years he was doing monologues. I saw him in 2006 in Rochester and the opening act had more laughs.

The nadir was coming for over ten years.

I saw Carlin once on Arsenio Hall in 1998 or so, and only one comic got more crickets chirping and empty air telling jokes: Tom Arnold.


61 posted on 06/23/2008 7:40:09 PM PDT by RochesterRight (Michelle Obama=anger, hate, bitterness)
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To: preacher

hehehe!

Thanks for that oldie.


62 posted on 06/23/2008 10:32:23 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: martin_fierro

heheheheee!

Great place for that “last stop” !


63 posted on 06/23/2008 10:34:43 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: kcvl

Carlin was simply a comedian...but he thought he was more.
His ego was insufferable. Like most entertainers.


64 posted on 06/24/2008 2:41:44 PM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: kcvl

I just wonder if he got the “Two-Minute Warning” before he passed?

“Two minutes, get your s—t together!”

And were his final words, “And if I’m wrong, may God strike me down dead!”


65 posted on 06/24/2008 2:46:14 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: RochesterRight
I saw him in concert about 20 years ago. His opening monologue was so vile and despicable that I almost walked out. Never before or since have I heard Christians called such nasty, hateful, evil things. He never even tried to be funny with it - it was just a slurry of words bound by blind, ignorant fury.

The man was a comedic genius but he was a bitter, hate-filled man. I hope for his sake God is a very forgiving God.

66 posted on 06/24/2008 3:06:57 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (This tagline is completely naked - STOP STARING!)
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