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!

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  1. 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…”

  2. “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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