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George Carlin by DORIAN-b2 George Carlin by DORIAN-b2
I came across some audio of George Carlin making an existential point which I thought was quite profound. I know it's not the type of thing I usually submit but I wanted to share the quote as a tribute to George (a great comedian and thinker). I tried to give it an appropriate backdrop (Hubble photo).
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Structure of this:

1=argument always true and very general, cannot disagree with that

2=why 1 is not true

3=4 try to achieve 1 anyway, therefore 4 is evil. We don't need 4. We just need 1.

What on earth are you trying to say? Perhaps your comment needs a little more "structure".
Such a beautiful quote, thank you for posting it. George was a modern day Socrates.
DORIAN-b2 Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. I agree.
JSalinger7 Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Inspiring quote!

This quote got me through the day knowing that thoght is what drives me.
I sincerely and personally thank you for sharing this piece.
DORIAN-b2 Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. Thanks for the comment.
Aquarior May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is a nice quote and font, but the thinness of the letters makes it a bit hard to read :meow:
Rous2010 Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I'll have to disagree with you on that. I think George Carlin was way to ignorant to be taken seriously. But that's just my opinion :lol:
DORIAN-b2 Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you meant that ironically because it's April fools than you got me.
DORIAN-b2 Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, first of all, George was a comedian so not everything he said should be taken seriously.

Secondly, I'm not sure what you find ignorant about this particular quote. It's a point that's also been
made by many physicists including Neil Degrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, and Steven Hawking who
have discovered that the elements we consist of actually do come from the center of stars (I used
George's quote because I liked his wording). If you accept that as true, then I think everything
Carlin says here logically follows. You may not agree with his views on religion but I think that
depends on how you define god and religion. The last sentence is clearly his opinion on the subject.
I'm sorry, but in this case to say George was ignorant is in itself ignorant. That being said I
still appreciate you sharing your opinion.
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