The Paradox of Our Time–George Carlin’s Tribute to His Late Wife- Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A message said to have come from George Carlin on the occasion of his wife’s death and his commentary on the nation after the Attack on America on September 11, 2001. It has also circulated as having been written by a surviving student of the Columbine high school massacre in Colorado.
This has been circulating on the Internet for quite a while…long before September 11, and is not from George Carlin.
Those who know George Carlin’s views would immediately know that the comments in “The Paradox of Our Time” do not match those of Carlin.
On his website at www.georgecarlin.com he denies authorship and criticizes the piece.
The rumor that these words were spoken on the occasion of the death of his wife are a recent addition to the eRumor, which began circulating about 1999.
There are many websites that quote from this now classic eRumor and identify it as having been written by Jeff Dickson in 1998.
Thanks to a tip from one of our readers, we have found the original author, however.
It is minister, author, and former pastor of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, Washington.
In a response to an inquiry by TruthOrFiction.com, Dr. Moorehead said he wrote it in 1990.
It was later published in 1995 in his book WORDS APTLY SPOKEN.
(Our thanks to the Office of Communications of the Overlake Christian Church for his help on this story.)
Last updated 6/9/03