Nelson sings a "Little Dealer Boy" carol, touting the spiritual benefits of marijuana smoking, complete with lines like "Goodwill to men lies in this bong." The "wonder weed" of marijuana flowering looks like "that special star above." Nelson sings: "The wise men started tokin', and yea, the bud was kind / It was salvation they were smoking, and his forgiveness blew their mind." Colbert sings along, joking "I'm gonna tell your savior."
Let's hope Stephen the Sunday school teacher doesn't try showing this DVD at church. But as usual with satirists, he is cynical and hypocritical. Colbert proclaimed a while back on "60 Minutes" that he never lets his children watch his shows, because they don't get his irony. He just makes them so that everyone else's children are instructed to laugh along.
Some of the satire is more subtle or implied. John Legend sings about the necessity of nutmeg in his eggnog with salacious soul lyrics urging his woman to "lick the nutmeg off my ladle." When he leaves Colbert's cabin, he insists he's "gonna go find a Meg so I can nut it." On reflection, there's not much subtlety on that end note.
The pop singer Feist appears as an angel and pokes fun at prayer, claiming prayers are answered by the next available heavenly operator in the order they were offered. As she wears a headset, she sings: "Please be patient, an angel will be with Thee shortly," and "please continue to hold" for an "authorized prayer technician."
As the show ends, Colbert and the singer Elvis Costello sing a half-earnest song about believing in the Christmas spirit, which includes this line about much worse things to believe in: "Believe in the judgment, believe in Jihad / Believe in a thousand variations on a dark and spiteful God."
Once again, Comedy Central merges together Christianity and Islam like they were two different brands of poison. If Colbert doesn't believe that God judges people when they die, why is he teaching children at church? What has he been teaching? Certainly not the passages about judgment all over the Bible. More to the point: What Catholic parish in its right mind would allow this man to teach religion to its children?
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