Stephen Colbert on the theology of Bill O’Reilly – or, why the moon is God

Anyone interested in popular apologetics, (bad) arguments for the existence of God, or good reasons to mock Bill O’Reilly should watch this. In this clip, Stephen Colbert discusses the theology of Bill O’Reilly and does his usual outstanding job of discussing (i.e. making fun of) someone’s ideas.

“Like all great theologies, Bill’s can be boiled down to one sentence: There must be a god, because I don’t know how things work.”

And, he follows that up with the following irrefutable syllogism:

  1. The movement of the tides proves that there is a God (Bill O’Reilly)
  2. The moon controls the tides (astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson)
  3. Therefore, the moon is God (Stephen Colbert)

Who could possibly argue with logic like that?


About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on January 7, 2011, in Apologetics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. As little as I think of Colbert, I have to admit the “irrefutable syllogism” you note here is hilarious.

  2. Man I love The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Those guys are the best political commentators on tv (next to Maddow maybe). I got both of their books for my wife for Christmas.

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