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

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:

  1. Kevin Andresen
    June 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I’m thinking that that Stuart Carlson reference was wrong;
    My best guess was it was meant to be Ken Catalino:

  2. sponge888
    June 26, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    You know what, it looks like Stuart Carlson’s comic was removed. It was a comic of two people standing by Carlin’s tombstone that has the “seven words you can’t say on TV” engraved on it. One of the people is saying something like “well, I guess that you still can’t say those words.” or something like that.

    I don’t know why people would find it offensive – that being the typical reason that cartoons are pulled…

  3. June 30, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Nice post. I bet George is looking down from heaven and smiling! 😉

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