It’s interesting how Stephen Colbert got away with basically giving away a sermon on national TV.

Not only that, it’s a sermon that doesn’t shy away from acknowledging all those alarmingly succinct statements of Jesus about wealth (such as “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort” – Luke 6:24):

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat

Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> March to Keep Fear Alive

Money quote:

It’s time to take baby Jesus out of the manger. Replace it with something that’s easier to swallow. How about honey baked ham?

Because if this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend Jesus was as selfish as we are or we’ve got to acknowledge he commanded us to serve the poor and needy without condition. And then admit we just don’t want to do it.

In a rousing discussion of this Colbert video on Facebook, Bishop Savas Zembillas posted the following G. K. Chesterton quote:

It may be possible to have a good debate over whether or not Jesus believed in fairies. Alas, it is impossible to have any sort of debate over whether or not Jesus believed that rich people were in big trouble—there is too much evidence on the subject and it is overwhelming.


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