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