The universe is in balance, George Carlin once said, because Jesus has a little statue of a middle-class American hypocrite on his dashboard. In a bold move, NBC pays tribute to the dead comic with an old Saturday Night Live monologue by Carlin about a “semi-supreme being.” “I think God may not be perfect,” Carlin says. “I think his work shows that.” It’s hardly news that Carlin was a big critic of religion, but the clip (available on NBC’s main site) is a reminder of a time when atheism wasn’t a battlecry, a la Sam Harris’ angry screeds, but a laugh.