George Carlin is the man. Not only is he a great comedian, he is also very insightful man. He has balls to express his views and tackle issues that people usually stay away from. Watching his routines not only make me laugh but also make me look back and reflect on the issues he presented.
Here is a part of his “Religion is Bullshit” segment in his 1999 HBO live broadcast stand-up special, “You Are All Diseased”
When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. 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-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!
Amen, George. Amen.
Here is a youtube link to the performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o