January 1, 2009
I loved that special too. Also, hate to pick nits, but the song title is "(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding"
Great post, Mary.
And there are "much worse things" than this blog to read ;)Bravo on another great post.
I like the Colbert report. It is a funny show with many laughs. I know that some people will have a negative perception of the show because of some of the content. I think you brought up a good point when you said that Stephen Colbert the man is a different person than the character he plays in the show. This is his job and he is not only funny, but he is very intelligent. Regarding the "worse things to believe in", I completely agree. A few years ago I was sitting with a few people eating lunch and they started a discussion on who is a better superhero, Superman or Batman. This went on for a while. However, when you bring up the topic of Jesus, everyone stays quiet and brushes it off. How can people have a discussion of fictional characters for 30 minutes, but can't discuss Jesus for a few minutes. I guess, because to them, Jesus was the fictional character and they rather believe fictional comic book heros instead of the Savior. Ironic!John said, "These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name". This I believe!
Nope. That's an entirely different song. This song is titled correctly. Check the playlist on iTunes.
Wow, another Christian who likes Stephen Colbert, what's the odds. Have you had a chance to read his book I am America (and so can you). It's hilarious. I didn't know how well his comedy would transfer from screen to print, but its really brilliant. I'm so glad I found your site.
I love it
I bought IIAASCY as soon as it came out. I'm now enjoying the 2009 Colbert page-a-day calendar based on the book. I think Stephen is brilliant! :-)Welcome to ThinkChristian!
There is one problem with what you say:Stephen:...There are much worse things to believe in.Elvis: A redeemer and a SAVIOR, an obese man giving toys for good behaviorI think he is talking about Jesus. He is saying that believing in a savior, a redeemer and Santa are worse things to believe in. They are not talking about the Christmas that Christians know but the secular one in which the point is love and understanding (like their other song) NOT the birth of Jesus (who was born in April or so, btw).
You're clearly none too bright, so I'll be gentle: The song progressively talks about worse and worse things to believe in (ending with dark, spiteful gods, money, power, Armageddon, nothing), so the song is saying that believing in Jesus or Santa or what they represent isn't such a bad thing. It's a response to the "cynics, skeptics, legions of dispassionate dyspeptics" who reject the holiday all together. Got it?
Mary, I believe in the Bible, and love Christmas; but if you really think the two share more than a tenuous link you're mistaken.Btw, I also love Colbert :)
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