George Carlin Dead!
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Someone wrote:

> The hippy dippy weatherman at heavens gate RIP

In reply, I wrote:

Some George Carlin, in memoriam:

"The whole problem with this idea of
obscenity and indecency, and all of these
things _ bad language and whatever _ it's
all caused by one basic thing, and that is:
religious superstition."

...

There are 400,000 words in the English
language, and there are seven you can't
say on television. What a ratio that is!
399,993 to 7. They must really be baaaad.
They must be OUTRAGEOUS to be separ-
ated from a group that large. 'All of you
words over here, you seven..baaaad
words.' That's what they told us, right?
You know the seven, don't ya? That
you can't say on TV? Shit, piss, fuck,
cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits."

...

"I've always been sort of anti-authoritarian
and I really don't like arbitrary rules and
regulations that are essentially designed to
get people in the habit of conforming."

...

"That's the whole meaning of life isn't it,
trying to find a place for your stuff. That's
all your house is, your house is just a place
for stuff."

...

"Religion is just mind control."

...

"Property is theft. Nobody 'owns' anything.
When you die, it all stays here."

...

"I'm completely in favor of the separation
of Church and State. My idea is that these
two institutions screw us up enough on
their own, so both of them together is
certain death."

...

"The future will soon be a thing of the
past."

...

"I noticed that of all the prayers I used to
offer to God, and all the prayers that I now
offer to Joe Pesci, are being answered at
about the same 50 percent rate. Half the
time I get what I want. Half the time I don't.
Same as God 50-50. Same as the four leaf
clover, the horse shoe, the rabbit's foot,
and the wishing well. Same as the mojo
man. Same as the voodoo lady who tells
your fortune by squeezing the goat's testi-
cles. It's all the same; 50-50. So just pick
your superstitions, sit back, make a wish
and enjoy yourself."

...

"The real reason that we can't have the
Ten Commandments in a courthouse:
You cannot post 'Thou shalt not steal,'
'Thou shalt not commit adultery,' and
'Thou shalt not lie' in a building full of
lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates
a hostile work environment."

...

"I'm always relieved when someone is
delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm
listening to it."

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"Religion has actually convinced people
that there's an invisible man living in the
sky who watches everything you do, every
minute of every day. And the invisible
man has a special list of ten things he
does not want you to do. And if you do
any of these ten things, he has a special
place, full of fire and smoke and burning
and torture and anguish, where he will
send you to live and suffer and burn and
choke and scream and cry forever and
ever 'til the end of time! But He loves
you. He loves you, and He needs money!
He always needs money! He's all-power-
ful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise,
somehow just can't handle money!"

...

'No comment' is a comment.

...

"I believe in the vastness of the universe
and infinity. I believe in family and friends.
I believe in love."

...

"Most of the time people feel okay. Proba-
bly it's because at the moment they're not
actually dying."

...

"I don't have a fear of heights. I do, how-
ever, have a fear of falling from heights."

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