|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Sean Dorrance Kelly|
I’ve been a fan of Steven Colbert for a long time. Something a lot of people don’t know about him is that he is a devout Catholic. He teaches a Bible class every Sunday at his local congregation. And has a deep love for the God who was revealed in Jesus.
He also has a funny way of showing it.
Actually, all of Colbert’s humor is satire. He makes points about reverent things, in irreverent ways. And while that may not be for everyone, most people will have to admit that he reaches a group of people that no preacher could get an audience with. For example, in this clip, you have a Harvard professor saying there is something unique about Jesus as compared to other gods of history. In the words of the professor Sean Kelly, “Jesus’ way of understanding what it is to be a human being was so radically different than everything that came along before it, that it really transformed the world and showed us a new possibility.”
Anyway, the Storment family is snowed in and we are starting to get Cabin Fever, so I might be off about how profound this video is. But I loved this clip, and I wanted to pass it on to you. Hope you enjoy.
(And if you are in Abilene, I hope you are staying safe and warm.)