Right now I’m watching the Colbert Report, he separated from the Daily Show as a sidekick to start his own show because he was funny all by himself and didn’t need Jon Stewart anymore. I walked in on an interview half way through in which Tony Campolo is his guest. There are a few things that amazes me about this.
1. By accepting an invitation to be on this show, Camplolo automaticlly sets himself up for mockery. Stephen Colbert is actually really funny but in many ways extremly offensive. He makes his living off bashing religion, the reason I like a lot of it is because he’s right. It’s like Simpsons or Family Guy humour, dramatizing things to make a point.
2. Campolo handled himself well, he took jokes as jokes and said what was on his mind. I think for the circumstance that he was in, he did well.
3. I think its cool that guys like Campolo can go on a show like that, a show that most Christians would shun and hate upon. Campolo isn’t afraid, he walks right into it and stands up for the faith in a respectable manor.
I’m trying to decide that if I was invited into a similiar situation would I attend? If i was invited to something, pretty much another religion based on making fun of mine, would I go and join that conversation or would I ignore it? What would you do?