Stephen Colbert Recites Nicene Creed to Atheist Ricky Gervais on The Late Show

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This video is pretty awesome!

The Late Show host Stephen Colbert spoke with comedian Ricky Gervais, in which they conversed back-and-forth about their religious beliefs.

Colbert is very vocal about his Catholic faith, while Gervais is unconvinced and unsure of the the existence of God.

The two also discuss death, as well as why Colbert believes in God’s existence.

At the 6:46 mark, Colbert defends his belief in God by quickly and cleverly reciting part of the Nicene Creed. It was a pretty epic moment!

From the way Colbert speaks, you can definitely tell he disagrees with Gervais’ logic. He, in a way, challenges him to believe!

Also, in a subtle and gentle manner, Colbert evangelizes to Gervais. It’s actually an awesome witness of how we are called to evangelize the faith to non-believers!

Watch the full video below:

Colbert is often vocal about his faith. He’s expressed his take on the benefits of Catholicism versus Protestantism, and revealed his favorite bible verse, favorite saint, confirmation name, and his favorite Catholic hymn to  America Magazine a few years ago.

Although Colbert is unafraid to speak about his Catholic faith, he has openly supported gay marriage and the homosexual lifestyle.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are “of grave depravity” based on Sacred Scripture. The Catholic Church teaches that people with homosexual tendencies “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity,” but that homosexual acts constitute “grave depravity,” are “intrinsically disordered,” and that “under no circumstances can they be approved.” Instead, “homosexual persons are called to chastity.” (CCC 2357-2359)

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