I did not watch George Carlin’s stand-up routines. I did not know him. We had very little in common. But I still am saddened at his death.
Apparently, he had very little use for God. I am hopeful that he accepted God’s gracious gift of salvation before his passing. He was loved by his Creator, whether he knew it or not.
I am not only grieved about his death, I am also grieved at the response of many of my fellow Christians. Reading statements like, “Good riddance” and “In his act he mocked God–I wonder if he’ll tell God a few jokes before he goes to Hell” makes me understand even more why many reject Christianity. As Ghandi said, “I like your Christ, but I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
Regardless of Carlin’s faith or lack thereof, he was still a human being that God loved. Because of that, I mourn his passing and pray for his family.
May God have mercy on those who believe it is their responsiblity to condemn anyone else to Hell.