There was a time when comedians told jokes. Funny, tasteful jokes that you wouldn’t mind repeating to anyone, young or old. I recently watched one of George Carlin’s “acts.” It doesn’t say anything good about a person who allows himself to talk the way he did. And yes, this needs to be talked about, especially to my Catholic brothers and sisters.
He started with a few profane words for a few well known people and how he doesn’t need to be told who to admire. Nothing funny. He sounded angry. He then went on to denigrate motherhood and referred to having a baby as “pumping out a unit” and why this was a terrible thing. He called it “polluting the earth.” Fathers were dumped on. And as far as things in general, “it’s all b******* and it’s bad for you.” A cheery, happy little act? No, not at all. Yet this is what passes for comedy in this country.
He decides to tell people there is no heaven, that “there is no ‘up there.’” And he’s Irish, which he decides to denigrate as well.
Mr. Carlin told us he was raised Catholic but when he “reached the age of reason,” he apparently encountered what he called “logic.”
I felt sorry for Mr. Carlin and I was puzzled that anyone was laughing at anything he said. It was all dismal, depressing and, eventually, anti-God. And if it’s “all b****** and it’s bad for you,” what is anyone to make of what he said during the time he was ‘performing’? Did he leave anyone with a single positive or uplifting thing? Nope.
I hope comedy reappears one day, but already, they’ve got a lame replacement out there for George.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to avoid what they call comedy until things improve.