A Religion Of Kindness August 23, 2012 22:37 3 Comments

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Phyllis Diller - Humanist, Powerhouse Comedienne, National... no, Worldwide Treasure, dead at 95. (Source: goddiscussion.com)[/caption]

"We Are Not Created By A Deity. We Created the Deity in Our Image."

Not spoken by a famous atheist author or skeptic philosopher,but one of the funniest folks on the planet. One of the world's most beloved and groundbreaking comedians, Phyllis Diller, passed peacefully in her sleep yesterday at the age of 95.  I didn't know that she was an atheist, but I had assumed (and I always assume that of all the great comedians).  She was an atheist in her private life, saying, ""Religion is such a medieval idea. Don't get me started. I have thought about every facet of religion and I can't buy any of it,"  and said in an interview for Out Magazine in 2011, she'd like to be remembered "for being funny. Well, I should say being kind. I am a kind person. I'm kind to everybody. I treat everybody the same, and I'm proud of that. In fact, that's my religion." I imagine she was probably incredibly kind.  The self-depreciating, hilarious ones usually are.  Check out the link on goddiscussion.com for more info on her amazing life, links to more articles, and some one-liners that made me laugh out loud (make sure you imagine her trademark voice and incredible laugh.)

I'd like to think she would have blurted her brilliant laugh towards at least one of our shirts, which you can, as always, check out here.  Do it for Phyllis!