Holiday wisdom from Stephen Colbert
I love the Stephen Colbert christmas special. There is Toby Kieth singing about the "War on Christmas" and Willie Nelson singing about (what else?) dope. There's also Jon Stewart asking if Stephen would consider Hanukkah.
But my favorite part is the song he sings with Elves Costello called
"There are Worse Things to Believe In."
some of the lyrics are....
A Redeemer, and a Savior. An obese man giving toys for good behavior
The faith in what might be and the hope that we might see
The answer to all sorrow in a box beneath the tree.
Find them foolish, sentimental.
Well, you're clearly none too bright so we'll be gentle
Don't even try to start vaguely conceiving
Of all the much worse things to believe in.
Believe in the judgement, believe in jihad
Believe in the thousand variations on a dark and spiteful god.
You got your money, you got your power
you got your science all the planets going to end within the hour"
It goes on.........
I think this song is right. Sure having faith in and following a 1st century Jewish construction worker born to an unwed teenager and ending up getting executed can sound sappy. But as the song says, there are worse things to believe in.
oops i mean Elvis Costello, not Elves. Christmas slip. :lol:
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