43. Reading Bible = cramming for their final exam


“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they’re cramming for their final exam.”

As with many fake Carlin quotes, this one was circulating in a joke list being passed around the internet, at least as early as 1997. It’s been misattributed to Steven Wright, too. I remember hearing other people make the joke over the years. It’s a real old one. As usual, the line is nowhere to be seen on any of Carlin’s albums, HBO specials, or books. This seems to be yet another case of somebody finding a quote and blindly attributing it to Carlin solely because it’s a religion joke.