George Carlin on Why Religion is Bullsh*t! (Video)

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55 Comments on "George Carlin on Why Religion is Bullsh*t! (Video)"

  1. jasonpaulhayes | Jul 11, 2011 at 1:35 am |

    RIP Brother!

  2. Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 8:22 am |

    i miss that guy

  3. Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 4:22 am |

    i miss that guy

  4. Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 9:05 am |

    I realize George Carlin is responsible for breaking down a lot of walls in regard to comedy by talking about issues that had not really been broached in a public forum like that, but I can’t say I’ve ever really laughed at his material.  In this clip he brings up the standard watered down version of Abrahamic faiths that are handed down to children because the intricacies are generally believed to be too complex for children, and yeah fair dues far too many of adults still cling to the children’s version that doesn’t really make any sense (even to children).  Then he goes into the Problem of Evil, which is a valid philosophical query, although responses to it have been offered relatively frequently throughout the last 5 or 6 centuries.  

    All in all, while I recognize Carlin’s breakthroughs and achievements, I can’t say that I find him very funny or particularly enlightening.  Blasphemous, I know, but I can’t help it.

  5. Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 5:05 am |

    I realize George Carlin is responsible for breaking down a lot of walls in regard to comedy by talking about issues that had not really been broached in a public forum like that, but I can’t say I’ve ever really laughed at his material.  In this clip he brings up the standard watered down version of Abrahamic faiths that are handed down to children because the intricacies are generally believed to be too complex for children, and yeah fair dues far too many of adults still cling to the children’s version that doesn’t really make any sense (even to children).  Then he goes into the Problem of Evil, which is a valid philosophical query, although responses to it have been offered relatively frequently throughout the last 5 or 6 centuries.  

    All in all, while I recognize Carlin’s breakthroughs and achievements, I can’t say that I find him very funny or particularly enlightening.  Blasphemous, I know, but I can’t help it.

    • Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 5:29 am |

      promise me you’re not a bill engvall fan

      • Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 5:45 am |

        You’ve crossed a line, sir.  That is a terrible thing to say about anyone, I demand an apology

        • Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 5:57 am |

          I apologize, but I had to make sure

          • Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 11:15 am |

            I like some of Ron White’s stuff, though.  Does that…does that make me a bad person

          • Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 6:11 pm |

            ron white is funny, i haven’t heard his act in a while though, engvall basically just rehashes comedy routines of other people , nothing pains me more than knowing my mo mother and sister love bill engvall and that halfwit with the puppets

      • E.B. Wolf | Jul 11, 2011 at 10:07 am |

        Fans of that type of “comedy” usually give themselves away by writing in sentence fragments and misspelling any word longer than one syllable; IF they’re literate at all.

        • Eatmyshorts | Jul 11, 2011 at 11:21 am |

          go post somewhere else. you are a waste of space

          • E.B. Wolf | Jul 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm |

            Don’t have a cow man.

          • Tuna Ghost | Jul 13, 2011 at 5:39 am |

            Are you actually defending BIll Engvall or, god forbid, Larry the Cable Guy?  Are you saying they having comedic merits, or that their fans are not as tasteless or anti-intellectual as their comedy?  Are they blackmailing you or something?  

    • As hilarious as the clip is imo, I definitely agree that you’ve successfully described a good number of atheists out there. Although pointing out those simplistic understandings might be what makes it so funny. His points about being a sun worshipper are most likely how religion got started in the first place before we moved onto more complex approaches to bigger questions.

    • GoodDoktorBad | Jul 11, 2011 at 10:43 am |

      If George isn’t funny to you, may I ask who or what is? Who is dry and pedantic enough to tickle the bones of your fishy carcass? I’ll bet you’re a real hoot at parties…
      Wheeeee….

      • Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 11:13 am |

        I laugh at stuff all the time, I promise!  Why, I remember chortling at a sarcastic aside my Semantics professor made back in ’98, then again at a waiter that actually had the foolishness to recommend Yellowtail Shiraz to me when I had ordered steak cutlets in ’07.  I assure you it was especially drole.

           
        But no really, I have pretty pedestrian tastes.  I recently laughed quite a bit at a video of several transcripts from Jersey Shore read in a posh British accent.  Hell, I read Cracked.com all the damn time.  Arrested Development once made me laugh so hard I pooped a little.  In class, none of my students laugh harder at the nutshot/faceplant compilation videos we watch occasionally than I.  

  6. Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 9:29 am |

    promise me you’re not a bill engvall fan

  7. Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 9:45 am |

    You’ve crossed a line, sir.  That is a terrible thing to say about anyone, I demand an apology

  8. Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 9:57 am |

    I apologize, but I had to make sure

  9. Anonymous | Jul 11, 2011 at 10:55 am |

    As hilarious as the clip is imo, I definitely agree that you’ve successfully described a good number of atheists out there. Although pointing out those simplistic understandings might be what makes it so funny. His points about being a sun worshipper are most likely how religion got started in the first place before we moved onto more complex approaches to bigger questions.

  10. Am I the only one who finds George Carlin dull? Yes, he lays the cynicism and hopelessness on thick (in reference to his material in general, not just this clip), but that alone does not make him funny.

    It seems like people like Carlin because they feel smart and enlightened listening to him, because he creates a “pulling the wool from your eyes” feeling in people. Not because anything he says is actually funny.

  11. Am I the only one who finds George Carlin dull? Yes, he lays the cynicism and hopelessness on thick (in reference to his material in general, not just this clip), but that alone does not make him funny.

    It seems like people like Carlin because they feel smart and enlightened listening to him, because he creates a “pulling the wool from your eyes” feeling in people. Not because anything he says is actually funny.

    • GoodDoktorBad | Jul 11, 2011 at 11:03 am |

      That’s only your opinion. Cynicism and hopelessness? George was an antithesis of those things. His humor gives many people hope. He said things a lot of people only had secret thoughts about. He helped people realize that they were not the only people who questioned, thought and felt that they had been told a complete line of unbelievable tales as to who or what God is. 

      “Not because anything he says is actually funny”

      Please pull the wool from our eyes so that we may all stare deadpan at the absolute reality you obviously are an expert on.

    • Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 11:19 am |

      Well I never found him especially funny, but “funny” is especially subjective for a lot of reasons.  Bear in mind that a lot today’s comedians cite him as an inspiration.  He is directly responsible for a lot of the good comedy going around today regardless of your (or mine) opinion, so its hard to level the accusation that he “wasn’t funny” at the guy.  

  12. I THINK YOU ARE DEAD NOW?

  13. I THINK YOU ARE DEAD NOW?

  14. George…we need ya more than ever…

  15. George…we need ya more than ever…

  16. E.B. Wolf | Jul 11, 2011 at 2:07 pm |

    Fans of that type of “comedy” usually give themselves away by writing in sentence fragments and misspelling any word longer than one syllable; if they’re literate at all. 

  17. Anonymous | Jul 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm |

    If George isn’t funny to you, may I ask who or what is? Who is dry and pedantic enough to tickle the bones of your fishy carcass? I’ll bet you’re a real hoot at parties…
    Wheeeee….

  18. Anonymous | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:03 pm |

    That’s only your opinion. Cynicism and hopelessness? George was an antithesis of those things. His humor gives many people hope. He said things a lot of people only had secret thoughts about. He helped people realize that they were not the only people who questioned, thought and felt that they had been told a complete line of unbelievable tales as to who or what God is. 

    “Not because anything he says is actually funny”

    Please pull the wool from our eyes so that we may all stare deadpan at the absolute reality you obviously are an expert on.

  19. Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:13 pm |

    I laugh at stuff all the time, I promise!  Why, I remember chortling at a sarcastic aside my Semantics professor made back in ’98, then again at a waiter that actually had the foolishness to recommend Yellowtail Shiraz to me when I had ordered steak cutlets in ’07.  I assure you it was especially drole.

       
    But no really, I have pretty pedestrian tastes.  I recently laughed quite a bit at a video of several transcripts from Jersey Shore read in a posh British accent.  Hell, I read Cracked.com all the damn time.  Arrested Development once made me laugh so hard I pooped a little.  In class, none of my students laugh harder at the nutshot/faceplant compilation videos we watch occasionally than I.  

  20. Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm |

    I like some of Ron White’s stuff, though.  Does that…does that make me a bad person

  21. Tuna Ghost | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm |

    Well I never found him especially funny, but “funny” is especially subjective for a lot of reasons.  Bear in mind that a lot today’s comedians cite him as an inspiration.  He is directly responsible for a lot of the good comedy going around today regardless of your (or mine) opinion, so its hard to level the accusation that he “wasn’t funny” at the guy.  

  22. Eatmyshorts | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm |

    go post somewhere else. you are a waste of space

  23. Anonymous | Jul 11, 2011 at 3:38 pm |

    Kudos, that first paragraph was chuckle worthy. 

    Indeed, I find droll British interpretations of the bourgeois masses pretty funny too. 
    Your taste for slapstick (nutshot/faceplant compilation) surprises me a bit, though. 
    Then again, laughing at others misfortunes does seem to be up your alley although I’m certainly not immune to the humor such things either.  

  24. E.B. Wolf | Jul 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm |

    Don’t have a cow man.

  25. E.B. Wolf | Jul 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm |

    Don’t have a cow man.

  26. “If there were a god, there would be no need for religion. If there were not a god, there would be no need for religion.” – Ron Barrier

  27. “If there were a god, there would be no need for religion. If there were not a god, there would be no need for religion.” – Ron Barrier

  28. Frankly I don’t care WHAT people believe, as long as they don’t harm others in the process. Case in point is the recent ranting of  Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, with regard to New York State’s adoption of  gay civil marriage. Hey guy, I know that you’re full of fear and hatred, and it’s difficult for you to become more and more irrelevant as time goes on.  But please…at least TRY to  live and let live, and  to love and let love…… like your religion supposedly preaches. And for those gays (and others)  that STILL attend church services for whatever reason, a suitable protest might be a condom…. slipped into a collection envelope. It’s my subtle way of saying: Not with MY money you don’t, Nick baby!  Hmmm……this does however raise  a delicate moral question: shall we make it a used condom, and really raise their holy hackles? Do Bishops even have hackles? Whatever, just remember that if you want any EXPERT advice on the topic of marriage,  just ask the good Bishop…for a fee of course. Bless you.

  29. rankly I don’t care WHAT people believe, as long as they don’t harm others in the process. Case in point is the recent ranting of  Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, with regard to New York State’s adoption of  gay civil marriage. Hey guy, I know that you’re full of fear and hatred, and it’s difficult for you to become more and more irrelevant as time goes on.  But please…at least TRY to  live and let live, and  to love and let love…… like your religion supposedly preaches. And for those gays (and others)  that STILL attend church services for whatever reason, a suitable protest might be a condom…. slipped into a collection envelope. It’s my subtle way of saying: Not with MY money you don’t, Nick baby!  Hmmm……this does however raise  a delicate moral question: shall we make it a used condom, and really raise their holy hackles? Do Bishops even have hackles? Whatever, just remember that if you want any EXPERT advice on the topic of marriage,  just ask the good Bishop…for a fee of course. Bless you.

  30. Frankly I don’t care WHAT people believe, as long as they don’t harm others in the process. Case in point is the recent ranting of  Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, with regard to New York State’s adoption of  gay civil marriage. Hey guy, I know that you’re full of fear and hatred, and it’s difficult for you to become more and more irrelevant as time goes on.  But please…at least TRY to  live and let live, and  to love and let love…… like your religion supposedly preaches. And for those gays (and others)  that STILL attend church services for whatever reason, a suitable protest might be a condom…. slipped into a collection envelope. It’s my subtle way of saying: Not with MY money you don’t, Nick baby!  Hmmm……this does however raise  a delicate moral question: shall we make it a used condom, and really raise their holy hackles? Do Bishops even have hackles? Whatever, just remember that if you want any EXPERT advice on the topic of marriage,  just ask the good Bishop…for a fee of course. Bless you.

  31. George Carlin was awarded the Mark Twain prize for humor in 2008. He had chutzpah and thrived on commentary and confrontation, dissecting language, logic and hypocrisy

    When it comes to the great subjects of the 20th century — war, media, advertising, racism, consumption, governance — and even the little ones — where you put all your stuff, bad drivers, fussy eaters — Carlin is almost unparalleled in his wit and critique. He was an exceptional American, and a top-shelf satirist whose rants will live on through the 21st century.

    Rest in peace, you cranky, brilliant bastard.

  32. George Carlin was awarded the Mark Twain prize for humor in 2008. He had chutzpah and thrived on commentary and confrontation, dissecting language, logic and hypocrisy

    When it comes to the great subjects of the 20th century — war, media, advertising, racism, consumption, governance — and even the little ones — where you put all your stuff, bad drivers, fussy eaters — Carlin is almost unparalleled in his wit and critique. He was an exceptional American, and a top-shelf satirist whose rants will live on through the 21st century.

    Rest in peace, you cranky, brilliant bastard.

  33. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.Napoleon

  34. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.Napoleon

  35. Hadrian999 | Jul 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm |

    ron white is funny, i haven’t heard his act in a while though, engvall basically just rehashes comedy routines of other people , nothing pains me more than knowing my mo mother and sister love bill engvall and that halfwit with the puppets

  36. Tuna Ghost | Jul 13, 2011 at 9:39 am |

    Are you actually defending BIll Engvall or, god forbid, Larry the Cable Guy?  Are you saying they having comedic merits, or that their fans are not as tasteless or anti-intellectual as their comedy?  Are they blackmailing you or something?  

  37. Fag Killer | Jul 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm |

    Faggot cock sucking basterd! Catch AIDS!

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