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Colbert on his Hero O’Reilly

OK, this really is my last post on O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus.   It’s not much of one!   But today is the day I normally take “off” from the blog.  Monday’s are my day from hell:  a three-hour undergraduate seminar (“Jesus in Scholarship and Film”) in the morning (today: students compared all the accounts of Jesus’ Passion in the four Gospels, seeing if there were any differences they thought were irreconcilable; we discussed it all; and then we watched four movie clips – Passion scenes from the 1925 silent Ben Hur; the 1959 Ben Hur; the Greatest Story Ever Told; and the 1977 Zephirelli Jesus of Nazareth – in order to see how directors chose what to include, what to exclude, what to do when different Gospels relate different stories, that sometimes really can’t be easily reconciled, etc.   Great stuff) and then a three hour seminar (“Early Christian Apocrypha”) in the afternoon (today: The Coptic Gospel of Thomas – -when was it written? Where? In what language?  Is it dependent on the NT Gospels?  Is it Gnostic?  What are its central themes?  Can it be interpreted without bringing an interpretation – gnostic, ascetic, Jewish mystical, etc. – to it, or not?  Etc. Etc.)  In between the two: meeting with a grad student, lunch with two others, and sundry other things.

So, tonight is Martini-and-Cigar night!

Anyway, a member of the blog provided the following link to Colbert’s discussion of O’Reilly.   It’s absolutely terrific – as you’d expect!



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    RonaldTaska  October 7, 2013

    Enjoy the martini and cigar!

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    Pat Ferguson  October 8, 2013

    🙂 Thanks for taking the time on your hell day to share the link. I enjoyed it, and I hope you enjoyed your well deserved martini and cigar 🙂

    Oh, about Colbert’s discussion of “O’riah” and Killing Jesus: apparently Bill O’ hasn’t heard how someone is classified when God talks TO them? 😀

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    Wilusa  October 8, 2013

    Oh yes, this is a hoot! Thanks for the link! I had trouble viewing it on my first attempt – endless buffering – and had to start over. For anyone else who has the same problem, it’s well worth taking the time to start over.

    Wish they hadn’t bleeped out the obscenities, though. For some reason, they showed captioning – which was funny in itself, by being just as bad as captioning usually is. “To pass” rendered as “topaz”?!?

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    Xeronimo74  October 8, 2013

    Colbert is the best!

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