Archive for June, 2008

George Carlin was an atheist, let’s allow him to be that

June 25, 2008 3 comments

Yes, whether you believe in a supreme being, beings, or nothing at all, you’ve gotta respect a guy’s beliefs. Why does it seem so important for political cartoonists to place a recently dead famous person in the clouds at a supposed “heavens gate”?

Doing so with Carlin belies the cartoonist’s total lack of understanding of the recently deceased person’s beliefs.

Before I call out the losers, let’s go through those who did a good job:

  • Dan Wasserman got it right with this great comic showing the reaction of the public.
  • Stuart Carlson did OK with his use of the 7 words you can’t say on TV. It’s easily accessible to a ton of readers and works, but isn’t the most creative.
  • Lalo Alcaraz made me laugh with his depiction of heaven inhabited by the Easter Bunny. He’s obviously a fan of Carlin’s work and went beyond the . Love it.

These folks totally missed the mark: