This is the twelfth installment in the Sacrilegious Humor series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a comedy bit that is irreverent towards religion, makes fun of religion, pokes fun at sincerely held religious beliefs, or challenges the firmly held religious beliefs of others, please email me the name of the bit or a link to it.
Today’s bit is Christianity by Dave Allen.
Warning, many of the comedy bits in this series will contain profanity. You have been warned.
Thanks for this link, Bruce! Sending it to all my formerly catholic friends. Seems like an eternity since I went from the frying pan into the fire from Catholicism to Evangelicalism. Late comer to humanitarian unbelief. Better late than never, eh, my friend!
I had forgotten how good Dave Allen was. Growing up in a Catholic family, it was almost a sin if you let it be known that you watched him. We were under strict instructions from our parents never to say a word about it. Mum would sometimes get a bit offended by his humour, but Dad always laughed himself silly.
What was amusing about this whole era, with so many changes going in the Catholic Church, was that it was seen as being an OK target for satire and humour in a way that it had never been before. These shows that included the jokes etc were railed against from the pulpit and in the Catholic media. The higher ups did not like their religion being made fun of. Later on, many years later, we found out that everyone we knew watched these shows and enjoyed them. And even some of the priests.
Keep up the good work Bruce. I look forward to,seeing more clips.