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“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.

Comments

  1. Rob Grigjanis says

    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.

  2. Mano Singham says

    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.

  3. CaitieCat says

    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.

  4. left0ver1under says

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

    What a wonderful religion.

  5. Karen Locke says

    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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