Mike Aquilina

Stephen Colbert a Marcionite?

Tuesday October 16th 2007, 10:45 am

Somebody call the Holy Office. Stephen Colbert jumped out of the TV this week for a guest spot at Maureen Dowd’s New York Times column. Shamelessly putting himself forward as a presidential candidate, he outlined his core convictions, among them: “After Jesus was born, the Old Testament basically became a way for Bible publishers to keep their word count up.”┬áThis from the guy who played Irenaeus to Elaine Pagels’ Valentinus. Say it ain’t so!