Stephen Colbert Defends Christ’s Divinity

“If Jesus doesn’t have a sense of humor,” Stephen Colbert once joked, “I’m in huge trouble”. As an author, political satirist and television host, Stephen Colbert’s influence is controversial to some Christians and a breath of fresh air to others. Colbert divides political party lines receiving admiration and hate from liberals and conservatives alike (sound familiar?). He often jokes about the Christian faith despite the fact that he, himself, is a professed Catholic.

Despite his border-line sacrilegious take on many aspects of Christianity (which, if I may play all my cards here, is known in the literary world as “satire”), Colbert is an undeniable promoter of the faith in a sphere where such advocacy is usually the brunt of the joke, not the producer (ie: Bill O’Reilly).

Which is precisely why I think everyone should watch the following video clip in which Colbert takes a stand for the divinity of Christ against Bart Ehrman, a renowned and influential agnostic scholar.

Whatever your views are on Colbert, I hope you will take a moment to watch this clip and would love to hear your thoughts. It is not only funny but also touches on several topics very relevant to the way we view our faith today:

Annnnndddddd since I suck at technology and can’t figure out how to embed this video…you should just click here to watch it. Story of my life. 

Oh…and….

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4 thoughts on “Stephen Colbert Defends Christ’s Divinity

  1. When the guy mentioned Mark near the end, I thought it ironic that he was saying Jesus was only human by negating his humanity. He said Jesus went in not knowing what was going on because he said “Why have you forsaken me?” It’s possible to know what’s happening and still think “Ow, this really hurts.” He knew what was going on and why, but the humanity of Jesus still suffered and felt the weight of sin that would lead him to death. Thus, the agonized cry.

  2. The quotes given in the three gospels were not quotes. The gospel writers were conveying the meaning of the cross. Most likely, Jesus quoted from Isaiah “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me.” Only Jews would understand this FULFILLMENT of prophecy. He was in essence proclaiming ‘This prophecy is fulfilled.’ or ‘It is finished/accomplished.’ The passage begins with cries of protest but ends with the acknowledgement that he will proclaim the Father’s greatness in the Great Assembly. “Into your hands I commit my spirit” is also at its essence an affirmation of faith. Ther is no disparity in the meanings of what was said, merely the technical details of the exsact quote. Ehrmann is grossly negligent in his ignorance of this. He actually teaches somewhere? How embarrassing!

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