Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too: Heaven Without God


Lisa Miller, author of Heaven, appeared on The Colbert Report last night and touched on something I’ve wanted to write about for awhile. I am a committed Christian, one who believes it is possible to have a personal relationship with God. My friends and I frequently discuss this (there’s nothing funnier to them than a [...]

A Different Take on Gay Marriage


The websites for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report don’t have video of an episode from last night, so I’ll assume they are on vacation. The Daily Show website is hosting a montage of clips about gay marriage, which is offering me an opportunity to give my own unconventional thoughts on the issue.
The montage [...]

Gary Johnson 2012: Mainstreaming Marijuana Legalization?


No, I won’t vote for him, but the former two-term Governor of New Mexico is going to shake things up in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Every candidate runs as a “true” conservative and struggles to define himself, especially if they have low name recognition. That will not be a problem for Gary [...]

The Third World Will One Day Send Evangelists Here


Covering the National Day of Prayer, Stephen Colbert last night pulled up statistics about how many blacks, Hispanics, and whites pray before bed. The poll found that 71% of blacks, 45% of Hispanics, and 32% of whites pray before going to sleep.
Colbert then remarked that whites were being “out-prayed” and that if this didn’t change, [...]

The Miracle of Life


Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report has started a new series in his show called “Stephen Hawking is an A-Hole.” The latest installment is about Hawking’s comment that alien life must exist because of how large the universe is, and that we must avoid contact with it because it could be dangerous.
Hawking compared it to [...]

You Can’t Say Colbert Isn’t Patriotic!


Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed the founder of WikiLeaks and all-round creepy-man Julian Assange, who recently released video of a U.S. Apache helicopter allegedly massacring civilians in Iraq. He definitely earned the first three letters in his last name.
The war in Iraq is something Colbert clearly opposes, but that doesn’t stop [...]

NewsReal Sunday Book Club: Ryan Mauro Recommends Titles on Religion and Foreign Policy


Ryan Mauro is a foreign policy analyst who contributes regularly to both FrontPage Magazine and Pajamas Media. He also blogs here at NRB about The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

In addition to his interests in foreign policy Ryan is deeply spiritual and particularly appreciates Christian apologetics. His book recommendations today reflect these subjects:

1) [...]