Posts tagged as christianity

Jordan Klepper Investigates Christianity's "Super Super Super Dope" Future

Last night on The Daily Show, Jordan Klepper took a closer look at the future of Christianity by interviewing two pastors — the super cool, Grand Theft Auto-playing Pastor Carl Lentz and the very less cool Reverend Dr. Christopher J. Benek — to find out more. For Lentz, the future of Christianity is all about old-school prayer, reading Bible verses on a cell phone, and selling out stadium venues all over the country, while Benek has something else in mind entirely: robots that "choose" to be Christian.

Pat Robertson Was Not a Fan of SNL's Tim Tebow Sketch

What's new in "anti-Christian bigotry," Pat Robertson? A completely harmless SNL sketch about Tim Tebow, you say? “If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bombs being thrown off!” you add? Uh, good thing we're not in a Muslim country, then! Also, what exactly is supposed to be so bad about this sketch? Now that I'm re-watching the thing, I'd say Jesus comes off as a pretty chill guy. My opinion of him has actually gone up. My opinion of melodramatic reactionary televangelists, on the other hand…

Angus T. Jones Likely to Leave 'Two and a Half Men' After This Season

Two and a Half Men's half-man Angus T. Jones made headlines earlier this week when he called the show "filth" and encouraged people to stop watching it in a testimonial video for a Christian cult, fueling speculation that he'd be leaving the long-running series soon. HuffPo now reports that Jones will probably be departing after the current season, the show's tenth, in which he won't be appearing in every single episode anyways. CBS has yet to renew Two and a Half Men for an eleventh season, but considering how long it's been running and that Angus T. Jonesgate is coming in the wake of ex-star Charlie Sheen's [...]

When God and Comedy Meet: Stephen Colbert on Christianity

When he was a young actor in Chicago, Stephen Colbert stood offstage waiting for his scene. He nervously watched an actor perform the bit he was supposed to do next: Tossing a Ritz Cracker into his mouth and calling it "The Body of Christ." Colbert, a devout Catholic since childhood, found the joke blasphemous and refused. As he told a packed crowd of 3,000 Fordham University students, faculty, and clergy last Friday, the director was furious. Almost thirty years later, however, abstaining has worked in Colbert's favor: Besides being a major television star, he was kibitzing about piety with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, while the director "was part of a [...]