May 13 2013

“And into the hole he goes”

The late Irish comedian Dave Allen often had a very funny take on religion, delivered with nice timing and facial expressions. I posted this clip a long time ago but came across it again and enjoyed it so much that I decided to repost it for the benefit of those who have not seen it before. In just five minutes, he captures some of the major points of Christian doctrine, with its absurdities and contradictions.


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  1. 1

    I saw this the first time you posted it. It is worth watching again.

  2. 2
    Argle Bargle

    Mary was married to Joseph…shut up!

  3. 3
    Rob Grigjanis

    As a boy and young man, I loved his TV shows. His comedy was always rather mocking towards the church, at a time when that was frowned upon. And he had a very distinctive sign off; “May your God go with you”, delivered in a way which implied, to this young atheist anyway, that “your God” wasn’t his God. Admirably subversive.

  4. 4
    Mano Singham

    He was an atheist so I think his sign off of “May your God go with you” was meant, I think, to tell you to take your god with you when you go.

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    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    There aren’t a lot of comedians who can make me laugh out loud anymore, but he’s still one of them, for all that he’s gone. Thanks for this.

  6. 6

    Ah yes, christianity: ritualized cannibalism, sadomasochism, cuckolding, genocide, torture, and child abuse.

    What a wonderful religion.

  7. 7
    Crudely Wrott

    This guy’s gotta be related to Steve Allen, right?


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    Karen Locke

    Oh, my. It’s late and I’m going to chuckle myself to bed. That was wonderful, especially to an ex-Catholic.

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