Skip to comments.Comedian George Carlin dies in L.A.
Posted on 06/22/2008 10:33:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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"Thanks, Mr. George Carlin, for all the laughs. Somehow I know youll keep em angels gigglin where youre 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.
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.
The Ultimate place for your stuff.
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....
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.
That would make a great case for my big bass fiddle :-)
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...
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.
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.
Thanks for that oldie.
Great place for that “last stop” !
Carlin was simply a comedian...but he thought he was more.
His ego was insufferable. Like most entertainers.
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!”
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.
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