Religion is Ritualized Panic About Death

“Death is coming, quick! Put on the hats!” Dylan Moran of the hilarious show Black Books considers religion in his stand-up:

Oh PS: I’ll be at Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub TOMORROW (Tuesday) at 7:45 pm! Be there!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Love love love this routine. Dylan is a genius, seen him live twice and he’s had me sliding out of my seat with laughter on both occasions.

    Love his comments about Berlusconi too – funny as hell.

  2. I love Dylan Moran so much. Black Books is one of my all-time favorite shows, and his stand-up is absolutely brilliant! It takes a unique mind to, when looking for a way to show just how much dishonor you would take before death, comes up with, “I would, in fact, fellate a smurf…”

  3. “I prayed and the fairy came,” I love that line.

    Unfortunately he does go on to say that science doesn’t work either, followed by a gross mischaracterization of evolution.

    Still, I recommend watching the whole thing, for those who can.

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