George Carlin on Prayer
...But now you come along and pray for something. Well suppose the thing you are praying for isn't in god's divine plan.? What do you want
him to do? Change his plan? Just for you? Isn't that sort of arrogant? It's a Divine Plan!! What good is being God if every run-down shmuck
with a two-dollar prayer book can come along and fuck with your plan?
And here's another problem you might encounter. Suppose your prayers aren't answered? What do you do then? What do you say? "Well
it's God's will. Thy will be done"? Fine. But if it's god's will, and he's gonna do what the fuck he wants anyway, why bother praying in the first place?
Isn't it a big waste of time? Couldn't you just skip the praying part and go straight to "his will"? It's all very confusing to me.
So now I pray to Joe Pesci. I get the same 50/50 results. Joe doesn't fuck around.
- George Carlin R.I.P.
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia