Islam vs. Christianity (a classic showdown)

by Luke Muehlhauser on July 4, 2010 in Funny,Video

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Bill Maher July 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

the golden age of the Daily Show. The Stephens have too much talent to be contained though.

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al friedlander July 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Colbert’s religious leanings have always confused me. I can never really figure out what the guy -honestly- believes (his PapaBear roleplaying doesn’t help the matter much). I think I read somewhere that he’s actually some sort of liberal Catholic, but who knows.

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Evolution SWAT July 4, 2010 at 6:38 pm

@al friendlander

I was thinking much the same thing. I have heard Stephen is a devout Catholic and Sunday School teacher, but I am suspicious that he is actually a nice atheist or agnostic. I would sure love to have a private conversation about it. The funny thing is, his religious jokes are just like the ones an atheist would make, which confuses me…

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Justfinethanks July 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Here’s Colbert giving Bart Ehrman shit over his belief that the Gospels don’t really portray a divine Jesus (at least in Matthew, Mark, and Luke).

Colbert also says “All of the gospels do mention that He is crucified, right? Aren’t you burying the lede then? Aren’t you nipicking by saying He said thing thing in one and that thing in the other?”

Usually he seems to be playing a character, but in this clip he seems to be genuinely defending a conservative view of the gospels.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/224128/april-09-2009/bart-ehrman

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Lorkas July 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

@Evolution SWAT

Yea, but he mostly makes jokes about fundamentalists, not about religion itself. I can’t remember who it was, but I once saw him break character and became quite serious to defend an aspect of religion that some atheist/agnostic made an offensive/blasphemous comment about.

It seems to me that he finds fundamentalist religion as hilariously absurd as we find it, but finds moderate/liberal religion to be just right.

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Atheist.pig July 4, 2010 at 8:40 pm
Supernova July 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Both Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert are devout Christians, more specifically Catholics.

As one said previously, Colbert actually taught Sunday school.

Here is a some vidoes on his take on hell, the 2nd is really funny, especially at the very end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcAgHUlE4eY

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/149094/february-11-2008/philip-zimbardo?videoId=149094

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