Late night time tv host Stephen Colbert is open about his religion however revealed in an interview that he grew to become “convicted of [his] atheism” earlier than returning to Catholicism.
The CBS star instructed Father James Martin on his Catholic speak present “Religion in Focus” on Thursday night time that there was a time in his life he turned away from God. Nevertheless, a second in 1986, when he was 22 years previous, modified his thoughts whereas strolling down the road in Chicago.
“I had misplaced my religion in God, to my nice grief,” he defined. “I used to be kind of satisfied that I had been fallacious all this time that I had been taught one thing that wasn’t true.”
That day, whereas strolling, an individual handed the comic a e book.
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“And I used to be strolling down the road and any individual handed me a bit of, inexperienced New Testomony Proverbs and Psalms,” he mentioned.
“The Late Present” host mentioned he needed to crack the Bible open with a purpose to learn it as a result of it was so chilly outdoors.
“And I open it as much as a bit of glossary within the entrance and it mentioned verses to learn based mostly upon if you happen to [have] anxiousness,” he mentioned.
He recalled the passage being from Matthew Chapter 5. The comic mentioned he instantly felt “lightened” after studying the passage.
“For the primary time I understood the true which means of the phrase, it spoke to me. Prefer it learn off the web page. The phrases of Christ learn off the web page. There was no effort. I stood on that avenue nook within the chilly and skim that sermon. And my life has by no means been the identical,” Colbert mentioned.
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“That’s lovely,” the priest responded.
“This reward of faith is one thing that may solely be given on this approach,” he continued.
“And subsequently you need to be humble and settle for this act of affection. And see what it’s they gave you with out rejecting it,” he mentioned.