Skip to comments.Bible Critic Says Jesus Isn't God, Stephen Colbert Leaves Him Speechless (Video)
Posted on 04/20/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
(Screenshot: Comedy Central)
As we mentioned, Stephen Colbert, heir to David Letterman's chair on "The Late Show," openly talks about his Catholic faith. It's a surprise to those who know the comedian only as the satirical conservative host of "The Colbert Report."
In this April 2009 episode on Maundy Thursday, Colbert hosted Bart Ehrman, a prominent New Testament scholar and biblical critic.
As Ehrman points out contradictions he's found in the Bible, notably in the crucifixion of Jesus, Colbert takes him to task in his usual acerbic tone. But under the caricature, Colbert presents the divinity of Christ in ways that leave Ehrman at a loss for words.
“he satirical conservative host of “
so they’ve started to remake him to be more marketable?
On my list of things to look at Wednesday.
Same old playbook. Every year the leftist dinosaur media trot out the same old bunk about “problems” with the Bible, Christ, etc. Remember the Passover Plot?” It never ends.
Matthew 10:22: You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
There’s a great book out titled “Alleged Discrepancies Of The Bible” by John Haley. Excellent book for rebutting those that say there’s a problem with this verse vs that verse.
Maybe he was born Catholic.
There is something deep within we born to Catholicism that is almost reflexive. We may leave the Faith (for innumerable reasons) but we never forget what She stands for.
We are quick to defend Her as a beloved sister.
I know it sounds strange, but it would be wrong to pretend it isn’t there.
I have had many of the RCC here invite me back in. For many deep spiritual reasons I so far have not been able to tread that path.
Today we celebrated Jesus arisen... and, as with all matters of faith, it is because God tells us this in our hearts.
The LORD God declares : in Isaiah 43:10 [NASV]
...understand that I am He.
(I read chapters 41-43 to grasp the context. The sentence before is crucial to understanding.)
Vs 10 in whole
You are My witnesses, declares the LORD,
And My servant whom I have chosen,
In order that you may know and believe Me,
And understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no God formed,
And there will be none after Me.
Another is by Gleason Archer, “Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties.’
Thanks for posting this.
Did Jesus claim to be God? You betcha. John 8:58, among other passages.
Lots of resources to answer Ehrman and his unoriginal thinking here:
I've seen that the boss uses the KJV (as do I). Are other translations such as the the American Standard Version and Revised Standard Version okay? My partiality for the KJV comes from its wondrous language and I've personally never much cared for "modernism" when it comes to Christianity.
Trust in your own goodness, Bart. See how well that works for you at the judgement.
He’s not a conservative which casts doubt on the entire article.
I’m tired of liberals who are conservative when its good for them but not any other time.
Screw them and screw Colbert.
Emmett Fox, who was well educated in Scripture, wrote that the KJV is the most accurate translation. If that helps. It’s certainly the most eloquent.
RE: Trust in your own goodness, Bart. See how well that works for you at the judgement.
Bart Ehrman calls himself an agnostic.
To which Colbert replied: “That’s like an atheist without balls...”.
I don’t think there’s any necessary preference for the translation.
I generally quote the King James Version (Authorized Version) because, as you say, the language is wonderful. And also, it was the Bible used, quoted, and referred to by just about every English writer for hundreds of years.
I grew up Episcopalian and converted to the Catholic Church, but I still have a personal preference for the KJV. Realizing that there are just a few minor places where the translation wasn’t quite right—but not really enough to worry about, IMHO.
When I taught the Bible as Literature at NYU, I used the Revised Standard Version. It’s based on the KJV but slightly modernized, and a few minor corrections. Plus, the translation was agreed to by a panel of Catholic and Protestant scholars, with a few notes added to explain disagreements. And including the Apocrypha, with a note explaining that those books are considered part of the Catholic Bible.
Unfortunately, the RSV was updated by the NRSV, which is a piece of cr*p. Politically correct, and full of stupid and misleading changes. I really missed using the Oxford RSV for my Bible course, with its very helpful notes at the bottom of the page, including many citations from the Church Fathers.
Stephen Colbert is a serious Catholic?
Maybe you Catholics can get Madonna to do some outreach for your church. I think she’s a serious Catholic too. Probably as serious as Colbert anyway.
I think it’s just poorly worded.
Colbert’s entire show is based on being a satirical parody of a conservative host, when it’s an open secret that he’s actually quite liberal.