Friday, December 17, 2010

Colbert on Jesus

As a nonbeliever, I claim no rooting interest in whether Jesus is a this or a that -- I can only summon up so much concern for the dispositions of fictional characters -- but Stephen Colbert does have such a rooting interest, and you don't have to follow his comedy very long to realize that he knows more than a little something about the Christianity with which he was raised. Says Colbert, in reply to a bit of Bill O'Reilly's Social Darwinist twaddle:

If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus is just as selfish as we are or we've got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition. And then admit that we just don't want to do it.
Here is the entire segment from which this is taken -- brilliant stuff:

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The Duchess of Cookies said...

I agree, brilliant!

Sheldon said...

Me three I agree!

Dale said...

Colbert is truly a treasure. When something *really* bothers him, you can tell because he gets funnier and more trenchant all at once.

Anonymous said...

Colbert is a good communicator, and I'm sure he enjoys making people think when he speaks! I have a theory that in the end, there are going to be far fewer, "Christians", in Heaven than expected. Which means there are going to be many very disappointed, if not shocked, "Christians", in Hell instead. I believe it is a safe bet that there are more people scared away from church by Christians, than brought to church. TC Don