Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Jesus always wins in the end" -Stephen Colbert

The other night I was flipping through the channels and came upon “The Colbert Report” which I checked out for a few minutes. I have heard students at the Newman Center talk about this show which takes a humorous and entertaining look at the events of the day, mainly through its host, Stephen Colbert. Two minutes into my viewing, Colbert welcomed a guest who has written a book, “God is not one” (doctrinal error already in the title). I have not read the book, but it seems that the main point the author made is that there are significant differences between the main religions of the world.

Check out the clip of this interview. It’s actually a good little segment. It shows Colbert, who is Catholic, defending the Catholic faith in a positive and inspiring way! I don’t endorse Colbert or any other political commentator, but I do like what he did here. He talked about the Cross! Knowing how influential these late night talk shows are on the minds of young people, I thought it was quite significant. To have a popular figure in the culture portray Christianity in a true light is quite a victory in itself; Colbert does more, though. He finished the segment by saying, “Jesus always wins in the end…and that will be the case forever after”. Amen!

To view the clip, please click on today’s title.

3 comments:

Matt Shoemaker said...

Father! Great post- way to go for finding this also- it was a lot of fun to watch, and it can also be said that it was...dare i say? exciting and exhilarating

Anonymous said...

I was amused to see that the Vatican has endorsed "The Blues Brothers" as a Catholic Classic film.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i90084bf05b70386f768b0955321c9ed8

I was NOT amused at some of the anti-Catholic comments posted on some of the sites that had this article. As of the moment I cut-and-pasted, this particular site was comment-free.

Nolan said...

I'm not a big fan of Stephen Colbert at all, but like you, one day I was flipping through the channels and came upon an episode of his show where he was interviewing the author of some book. Can't recall the title, but it had to do with religion, and I was surprised to see that Colbert was a pretty ardent advocate for his faith. I didn't know he was a practicing Catholic prior to that episode.

He made a really great comment to the author that's stuck with me since..."We're getting sidetracked by you being wrong".