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A phrase used by Irish comedian Dave Allen at the end of all his shows.

When I was young I watched everything Dave Allen put out and was always a little confused by his use of this phrase. He was, to put it mildly, derogatory about religion and the Catholic Church in particular. I could never figure out why he would say such a thing after lambasting religious beliefs for the half-hour before.

It wasn't until I saw a repeat of one of his shows recently and heard that phrase again that I got the double meaning. I think, though I can't read the mans mind, that his intention was to say

"Goodnight and as I have no need of your god or your beliefs would you please take them with you on the way out."

So from this node and all the people involved in it

"Goodnight and may your god go with you"

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