Stephen Colbert: Laughing with, Not at, Religion

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“The brilliance of The Colbert Report is its refusal to dismiss or denigrate the religion with jokes that equate faith with idiocy or churchgoing with bovine surrender. Instead Colbert attempts to extricate what he sees as the essential message of Christianity from the piles of intellectual rot and political carpet bags that have been piled on and around it in the last 10 years.”

The LA Times on Stephen Colbert’s brilliant walking of the tightrope that is religion.