This morning, while surfing the web to read the news, I noticed this headline:
And what do I remember about him immediately? That he always denounced God and came across as an atheist. I went to Wikipedia to view his writeup, and it says:
Although raised in the Roman Catholic faith, Carlin often denounced the idea of God in interviews and performances, most notably with his “Invisible Man in the Sky” and “There Is No God” routines. In mockery, he invented the parody religion Frisbeetarianism for a newspaper contest. He defined it as the belief that when a person dies “his soul gets flung onto a roof, and just stays there”, and cannot be retrieved.
Carlin also joked that he worshipped the Sun, because he could actually see it, but prayed to Joe Pesci (a good friend of his in real life) because “he’s a good actor”, and “looks like a guy who can get things done!”
Carlin also introduced the “Two Commandments”, a revised “pocket-sized” list of the Ten Commandments in his HBO special Complaints and Grievances, ending with the additional commandment of “Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself.”
It’s sad and scary because George Carlin will now meet the God that he so passionately claimed did not exist. Death will happen. It happens to all men – 10 out of 10 people die. Whether a man believes in God or not, one day He will be met. That meeting can be a great one or a horrible one depending on your relationship with Him. Are you simply His creation or are you, through Christ, His child?
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…
Hebrews 9:27 ESV