I like listening to stand-up comedy, like a lot of people.
I’m careful to differentiate political commentary from comedy when comedians are on stage. I think things through to a degree I’m satisfied with, and decide on my own time what I believe. I think that a lot of people do not separate the two, and while it’s not something I think is wrong (I think comedians are often level-headed people who think for themselves and have interesting angles of looking at life. As an example check out Joe Rogan some time for some thought-provoking social commentary), it’s something I try not to engage in.
With that said, I was very entertained by George Carlin, discussing abortion and the sanctity of Life
I believe in abortion up until the first trimester. I think that we as a culture should be thinking about the babies health beyond the birth. Beyond the issue of whether the fetus is a human yet or not or whether it can survive out of the womb or not, I think about the chance of success and a happy life. In most cases I know of, abortions are due to the mother not being able to provide a fit house to raise the kid in. Other commitments, distractions, or just not being able to sustain paying for an extra mouth and dependent.
Anyways, I hope some of you enjoyed the YouTube clip, here are a few of my favourite quotes:
“AND, you won’t see a lot of these pro life people dousing themselves in kerosene and lighting themselves on fire! You know, morally committed people in South Vietnam knew how to stage a God-damned demonstration, didn’t they? Jesus! They knew how to put on a protest!”
“People say life begins at conception, I say life began about a billion years ago and it’s a continuous process… Continuous, it just keeps rollin’ along! Rollin’, rollin’ and rollin’ along!”
“When John Cardinal or Connor of New York, and some of these other Cardinals and Bishops experience their first pregnancies, and their first labour pains, and they’ve raised a couple children on minimum wage, I’ll be glad to hear what they have to say about abortion. I’m sure it’ll be interesting, and enlightening too!”