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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. jeetkunedo

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    It was a pic of 70 year old Geraldo Rivera that he tweeted of himself (with Jon's head superimposed).
     
  2. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    I would agree with that although I really enjoyed his F*K Texas bit the other night.
     
  3. sharkster

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    That was good!

    As much as I REALLY like LB, I'd probably have to agree that he's best in smaller doses.
     
  4. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I did too. But a whole show like that? Too much.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Ah, is that why I saw people referring to Geraldo on Twitter a few days ago?
     
  6. Adam1115

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    I didn't make my point very clear.

    WHY do you think he is a christian? There is NO evidence of that. It's totally an assumption.
     
  7. busyba

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    Isn't "christian" the default setting for humans?

    For any given person, absent any evidence to the contrary, they're a christian.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I've seen his act on HBO where he does an hour of stand up and he's hysterical. So watching him do 20 minutes a day, where some of it is not him anyway, I'm ok with that. I would bet he's a terrible interviewer though.
     
  9. Jonathan_S

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    I thought he mentioned learning the bible as a kid in that interview.

    In any case based only on what John Oliver said in that guest interview I was personally left with the impression he'd been raised Christian. <shrug>
     
  10. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

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    :confused:

    Uh ok. Even 'raised a christian' isn't a christian, but tons of people study the bible.
     
  11. robojerk

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    I think Christianity is arguably #1, however it wouldn't surprise me if Islam is actually the most preferred religion in the world..

    Then there's the argument over what is being christian.. I tried to setup a christian friend with a catholic girl, and he told me no thanks but he's looking for a christian... To me (agnostic) they both worship the same zombie figure.
     
  12. madscientist

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    Me too. My wife said she actually got a bit choked up watching it! And we don't even live in NY.
     
  13. Ereth

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    I think you have a different definition than I do and you are trying to be clever or something. I don't get what you are trying to say. If you have some point you are trying to make, please make it, and quit trying to get there obliquely.

    His Biography notes he graduated from Christs College, Cambridge, which I would presume has some religious overtones, wouldn't you?

    It's not "an assumption" out of whole cloth (with no evidence) as you try to imply, it's what came across in his conversation about this book about Jesus Christ.

    He does say "I've not had much of a relationship with Christ, except for.." and goes on to talk about the story of the Crucifixion which had real meaning for him.

    Now, you may be trying to say he's not particularly devout or something, I don't know, because you insist on being cryptic, but if you are trying to say he has nothing at all like Christianity in his background, then I think you are sadly mistaken.

    Watch the interview. He accepts every word. A non-Christian would have challenged some of the parts of the story that Reza Azlan was offering. For instance, there's actually no historical evidence that Jesus existed at all. None. The entire premise of the book, to discuss what the life of Jesus must've been like, is flawed in that there is no evidence that any such person ever existed. But a Christian doesn't believe that, they believe everything. Just as Jon Oliver did in the interview. Even when Azlan points out (correctly) that the Gospels were written long after the fact (by people who were not even there), at no point does Jon even notice that means we are talking about hearsay handed down by generations and we couldn't possibly know what Jesus actually said.

    He may be a lapsed Christian, or a poor Christian, but there's no doubt in my mind that he's a Christian. The interview screams "Christian", or at least Christian-raised and accepting of the basics of the story, which I see from this post you believe means something else, but I don't know what point you are trying to make there.

    Had any non-Christian conducted that interview it would have been dramatically different. Why are you so dead-set convinced that he couldn't possibly be a Christian?
     
  14. logic88

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    Christianity is still #1 worldwide (~33%-21%) by a comfortable margin over Islam though I believe Islam is slowly closing the gap.

    For the US, it's obviously a much, much bigger (~75%-~1%) difference.
     
  15. DevdogAZ

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    What about Hindu and Buddhism? With nearly half the world's population living in China and India, I'm not sure I'd agree that Christianity is #1 worldwide.
     
  16. Anubys

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    But if you're white and British, it's a decent enough of a guess...
     
  17. Steveknj

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    Isn't a Catholic a Christian? Isn't an Eastern Orthodox person ALSO a Christian? Christian does not equal Protestant only, I'm pretty sure.
     
  18. busyba

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    According to the link, Hindu is 13%, and Buddhists 6%.


    And I'm as surprised by those numbers as you are.
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Considering China is a Communist country that discourages religion, maybe Chinese aren't considered Bhuddists?

    As for Hindu, while there are a lot of Hindus, I don't think it compares to Christianity when you consider the vast majority of people in Europe, N. America, S. America and a good part of Africa are Christians. Even though India has a LOT of Hindus, around the world, it's not nearly as big.
     
  20. eddyj

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    Some people have argued right on this board that Catholics are not Christians. Even within Christianity, you can find the "I am right and you are an ignorant heathen" attitude.
     

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