Monday, June 23, 2008

Seven Words

Today I read the headlines "Seven Words Comedian Dies" and another "George Carlin Dies--Counterculture Hero." George Carlin was no hero---he was a detriment to society. He leaves a legacy of debauchery.

For those of you who don't even know who George Carlin was, thank goodness. Keep your mind simple concerning evil. The only reason I had ever heard of him was because there was a time during my very young teenage years when some acquaintances at school were listening to him and I happened to hear one of his records. All I remember was his foul and vulgar mouth--the worst I had ever heard--using every four letter word you can imagine, and some I never even heard of until then. He was immersed in the drug culture, and a regular on the godless "Saturday Night Live" TV show. Listening to his filthy mouth was unbearable and would make you instantly sickened. George Carlin was a profane and blasphemous man who had no fear of God or His Holy Word--rather he made it the object of his ungodly jokes.

George Carlin mocked religion and Christianity:
Here are his own words toward religion: "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," Carlin told the AP in a 2004 interview. "There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body. ... It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have."

George Carlin openly mocked God, His commandments, and people who believed in God. He said religion was used to control people and mocked the idea of a heaven and hell. He wasn't afraid to say anything--I am surprised the Lord was gracious enough to give him 71 years of life.

Well, praise the Lord for His Holy word and His commandments that are pure, beautiful, and give life to those who seek it. The wages of sin is death, and those that hate God love death (I am paraphrasing Proverbs 8:36). The Word of God keeps us from evil--and God gives us commandments to protect us, and keep us from that which would harm us.

Proverbs 8:35-36 "For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death."

Now that Mr. Carlin is dead physically, I wonder if he still feels the same about God and His commandments....hopefully he accepted the Lord before he died. George Carlin made his living making people laugh, but the Bible tells us that "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."

You can be sure of one thing--that right now, George Carlin is not mocking God or the Lord Jesus Christ.

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