The Life and Thoughts of a Modern Day American Heathen

When a comedian is no longer funny

I was watching the CMT Music Awards last night after recording them the other day (I love DVRs) and I was saddened and disappointed to hear Jeff Foxworthy’s remarks, both his insult of the Dixie Chicks early in the broadcast, and the one below, made towards the end:

We sing about God because we believe in him. We’re not trying to offend anybody but the evidence we have seen of him in our small little lives trumps your opinion about whether or not he exists.

Now obviously people are entitled to their opinions regarding religion, but I don’t like it in my face when I’m watching a music awards show. I get tired enough of the “Thank you God” remarks prefacing every acceptance speech, but being told that my opinion is meaningless is more than a little off-putting. Believe in God, Jeff, by all means, but keep it to yourself. He’s one comedian I won’t be tuning in to watch anymore. His “you might be a redneck…” jokes weren’t all that funny anyway. Give me a good healthy dose of George Carlin any day.

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