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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

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

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    :( I equate Christian = believe in Christ. I guess it's the same in all religions. Usually the religious fringes are the ones who go there. I am sure Shia and Sunni don't believe that the others are true Muslims, and I know that certain Orthodox Jewish sects would never consider me Jewish.
  2. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    China doesn't really discourage religion (anymore), but they don't promote it like is done in the U.S. and other countries. China does have Bhuddist temples (more spiritual than religious), Churches and even Synagogues, it's just that most Chinese aren't anything. Because of the culture there, there's no stigma against being non-religious.

    India was formerly part of the British empire so there are actually a large number of Christians there.
  3. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I'm just joking here, but that makes Moslems into Christians (since Moslems believe in Christ!). I know what you mean, though. I was raised in a Catholic school and I can assure you they were Christians :D

    The difference between Shia and Sunni is not religious (the Koran is the Koran. there are no arguments there). The difference stemmed from an argument about who should take over once Mohamed died. So it was more a political divide about who should lead (or had led) Moslems.
  4. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    That's what I thought, but he mentioned (IIRC) "Roman records" or "Roman documents", something like that. I haven't yet done more research (yeah, googling and such!) to figure out if that's BS or not.
  5. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002
    Is this a Big Bang Theory thread?
  6. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 5, 2002
    Cupertino, CA
    John sure gave it to the Wiener last night or should I say he HANDED it to the wiener!
  7. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    Being a Christian has nothing to do with what school you attended or how you were raised. Plenty of athirst were raised Christians. Irrelevant. If you accept Jesus as your lord and savior, you're a Christian. If you don't, you aren't. As you pointed out, he said he doesn't have a relationship with Jesus., that would mean he isn't. No doubt he seems to be educated on Christianity, and doesn't seem to have the hostility towards Christianity that you seem to think all non-Christians have. That means nothing.

    He might be a Christian, he might not be. I have no idea, I tend to guess that he isn't one, but I wouldn't just assume that he is because he went to a certain school....
  8. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    LMAO - I was just thinking that. This one definitely took a turn. I'm non-religious, so I'll just back out now. ;)
  9. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Where is The Daily Show thread?
  10. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    Non-Christians don't tend to go to leading Christian schools. Having Christianity forced down your throat is annoying to non-Christians.

    He said he didn't have "much" of a relationship with Jesus Christ. I have no relationship with Jesus Christ. No more than I have with Captain Crunch, anyway.

    I'm going to guess that you ARE a Christian. You really see this as an important point. To most people, it was clear he was Christian or Christian-leaning just from the way he acted in his conversation. Not even worth a conversation over, really, he just came across as a Christian. Certainly not an athiest, or a jew or a hindu or muslim or buddhist. But to you, it's important enough to split hairs over, while almost nobody else cares.

    If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. John acted like a Christian in that interview

    Which led to my mild musing about how different an interview with a man who wrote a book about what he thinks the life of Jesus the man might have been, would be with someone who did not have the same background, and who had been forced to live in the shadow of Christians their entire life. I still think that's an interesting thought. I note that you haven't commented on it at all, only interested in attacking whether Oliver is Christian or not. You have some personal issue here that I don't understand. Even if Oliver isn't a Christian by your standards, he gave the interview like a Christian, which is the only thing that really matters in this context.
  11. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    i was wondering the same. ;)
  12. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    I thought last nights episode was one of the best ever, excluding the interview. The interviewee was like a dead fish and Jon basically had to do both sides of the interview. He kept trying to draw him out, but it was painful.
  13. rorrim

    rorrim Runs with Scissors

    Jun 21, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Yeah, the show was great. But Bob Bradley did as well as an interviewee as he did as the coach of the US Men's soccer team. That means, for those of you who do not follow soccer, not so well.
  14. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    Big Jon Stewart fan, but John Oliver has done an outstanding job. The show has more energy to it and the pace seems a bit quicker too.

    I think he has proved he can host his own show in the future (if Comedy Central can find a good concept/spot for him). Yes, I realize he is benefiting from TDS talented writers.

    Does anyone know if any of the correspondents also double as show writers? Or are they fully dedicated to just their own segments?
  15. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    They can call it Oliver's Twist :)
  16. secondclaw

    secondclaw Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    I believe Brian Williams, who was on TDS one of the last episodes before Jon left, asked him about this 'Oliver Twist' guy coming in to replace him.
    I do agree that John is doing a fantastic job. He was lucky having the British monarchy in the news at the time - as his unique perspective was quiet different from what Jon would have presented (and I bet JO would have been the senior royalty correspondent in a green-screen of London at the time).

    He does seem a bit less restrained, with more 'colorful' delivery (ahh ... Weiner ), and even laughs at his own jokes, but I like that about him, and what the show has become. I think I'll miss him. as much as I like Jon.
  17. capriz

    capriz Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    I've been liking John Oliver's hosting quite a lot. For those that may not know - John co-hosts a weekly podcast called The Bugle that is consistently hilarious.
  18. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Yes, the correspondents also write general stuff for the show.
  19. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

    Nov 9, 2002

    I've been watching the show a lot more since JO has been hosting.
  20. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    I had thought that Jon Stewart had mentioned that John Oliver was the head writer for the Daily Show to begin with, back when Brian Williams was on and complaining that Stewart couldn't leave.

    I may be misremembering, I suppose.

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