Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The De-Deification of the American Faithscape

Stephen Colbert is a Roman Catholic, who knew?



The funny thing about this is the discussion at YOUTUBE. Commenters think he is mocking Roman Catholicism when all he is doing is citing the Creed, the audience on the clip are shouting "Amen" in mockery. Also, YOUTUBERS are expressing incredulity that he could have memorized the Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

4 comments:

M. Alexander said...

If you really wanted to incite hatred why not recite the Athanasian creed? ;)

Thomas Shawn said...

I had never heard of the Athanasian Creed so I looked for it here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02033b.htm

Gimme that old tyme religion from 1600 years ago!

The first sentence is a real gem and it certainly appears to vindicate the preaching of a certain 1950s Boston priest who made a real name for himself when he rankled the Bishop from Boston.

So, Catholics still believe that? I want in on that action.

Dean said...

As far as I know, he is a practicing Catholic. However, he is also liberal, and a self-proclaimed Democrat. He does a good job a promoting the faith though. Mary with get him with our prayers.

I love when he says, "But we're not talking about the one true religion tonight. We're tlaking about all religions." Haha!

Anonymous said...

"Also, YOUTUBERS are expressing incredulity that he could have memorized the Creed."

As a Catholic you have to memorize it. It is said at EVERY mass so you learn it by heart by the time you've reached the age of confirmation. So, he didn't have to memorize it. He KNEW it.

Colbert is a practicing Catholic and teaches Sunday school.