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06/25/2008

God hates iconoclastic comedians

by Jeremy Hooper

Irreverent, thoughtful comedian George Carlin has received several tributes in the days since his weekend death. However, we imagine none would make the late religious extremism opponent smile more than this one:

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We could make a witticism here. However, we'll defer to George, letting him speak for himself on this one:

***NOTE: The full Westboro press release/obituary can be found on their website. However, "here is a link to their site" are seven dirty words that we will never say on television (or anywhere else).

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Your thoughts

Didn't know George, sorry and 'don't do videos'...but you are converting me day by day. That was GOOD! So I will probably search more up on youTube...give us a list of your favs?

Posted by: LOrion | Jun 25, 2008 10:45:34 AM

When IS this bunch of nutballs going to realize that their ideas of hate and bigotry are disgusting?

Posted by: Gretchen | Jun 25, 2008 12:37:53 PM

It obviously takes God a few decades to do a simple whack job....

Posted by: Alex | Jun 26, 2008 4:44:53 PM

Wow! That was amazing! And so true! I feel the same way! I never heard of George Carlin, but I can see his genius now! Wow, how can any christian not be convinced by this?!

Posted by: nikko | Jun 27, 2008 1:23:23 AM

Because he takes a very simplistic "teaching sunday school to elementary schoolers" sketch of it. If you're going to try to argue against something, you've got to take the strongest points, not invent a weaker version of it to tackle.

See my church doesn't teach that there's a big "man in the sky", nor that "he needs money", nor that he has a complex "divine plan", nor, well, you get the point. It does teach that there is a God, and that he loves us, but like any father or mother he's not forcing us to either love back or do anything against our free will. What would the value of "I love you" be to you if it was at gunpoint?

As far as earthly things, there's a lot of, "Welcome everyone." (And they mean everyone.) "Love your neighbor as yourself." "Care for the poor, the sick, the hungry." "You will mess up, and so will others, so forgive as you are forgiven (by God)." Those sorts of things.

It's easy to attack a fire and brimstone evangelical church on fire and brimstone terms, but the real whole of the Church is harder.

(I'm not denying that he was funny, and he has several good points, but those are only true against the really hard right churches.)

Posted by: PSUdain | Jun 27, 2008 3:10:47 PM

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