The Vatican, Star Wars, and Stephen Colbert

The Vatican, Star Wars, and Stephen Colbert February 29, 2016

I assume that anyone who continues to read my blog regularly probably shares my enjoyment of and interest in science fiction, religion, and humor. And so if you haven’t seen it already, you will want to watch the clip above, which sees Stephen Colbert torn between his childhood faith and upbringing, and his church.


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  • Shiphrah99

    Awesome! 😀

  • Pseudonym

    I haven’t read the review, obviously, but there’s nothing that Colbert quoted which would be out of place from a review by a long-time Star Wars fan who was disappointed with J.J. Abrams’ take.

    • John MacDonald

      I liked the new Star Wars.

      • Pseudonym

        I didn’t mean to imply that all long-time fans were disappointed with Abrams. But those who were would have said pretty much what Colbert quoted.

        Personally, I had mixed feelings. Some aspects were arguably better than Lucas (e.g. the characterisation and dialogue, especially Rey who is the best protagonist of the series yet). Some were definitely worse (e.g. the world-building; the previous six films took place in definite locations, but I felt like the action in this one could have happened anywhere). But it is mostly an introduction to the new era, so I won’t judge it too harshly yet.