Bill Maher is an atheist, but he was raised Catholic. So since he’s visiting the Church of Colbert, Stephen takes the opportunity to try to bring him back into the fold.
I love how some people think this was serious. IMO even if it was serious Bill Maher handled it like a champ. I love Stephen Colbert as a host of this program. But he could not even scratch Bill Maher when it comes to debating religion. I think Stephen should stick to what he knows best, being funny. And also i know that some people who watch his show, see this and think that he’s right, that Bill Maher is going to hell, and that’s kinda sad :(
My two favorite entertainment personalities … together. WOW!
OKAY This pisses me off, 2 Great Politically funny late night show hosts, Cant talk about anything else except there religion….that was sad guys. A lot of shit going on in the world, stop hating on each other. This the time speak to a big audience about both views. Im just saying it was wasted talking about religion.
that’s OK, you know they like each other. I just wish Stephen would’ve said something light-hearted instead of actual words which invite people to church. but they demonstrated their arguments for their sides in such a short time, so I love it!
Bill, just does not believe in fairy tales …..not big deal … I stopped too when I was 5
I think my views on religion are very similar to Stephen’s- I intellectually know my guardian angel isn’t in the room with me right now, and I know an omnipotent God isn’t listening to me when I ask for a good grade at Uni, but I was also raised Catholic and it’s going to be a part of me forever. I can’t just erase that part of my upbringing and culture. But I love both Stephen and Bill and wish Stephen would go to Bill’s show sometime.
Bill Maher FTW!!!
I love both these guys but personally prefer Maher simply because he calls it as it is. Colbert “invited” Bill back to Catholicism and then couldn’t stomach the reason Maher wasn’t interested.
Just goes to show how two people can be very similar in their thinking yet still have different approaches. For instance, both these guys drive Teslas (and care about the environment), both are liberals and both host TV shows that try to draw attention to bullshit. Maher is just more aggressive in doing so whereas Colbert is more polite.
Don´t get me wrong, I like colbert a lot but … Bill Maher must look at Colbert and think “how come this clown is the host of the late show instead of me…”
Im Muslim but Bill Maher is the MAN. lol
Stephen was sure to loose this little debate as bill was having these kind of arguments every second day for the last 20 years or so. Therefore he of course knows a populist answer to most pro religion points. Especially to these rather improvised ones by Stephen.
Ya’ll need that stick out your ass. How quickly do you feel akward? Ballless mofos…
To be honest COLBERT wons with his invitation to the religion…!! JAJAJAJAJJAJAAJA seg 0:37 EPIC chick chack !!
“These were men who did not know what a germ or atom was…”
Did not know what a germ was… oh, that’s rich coming from this guy. Google “Bill Maher germ theory” to get an idea of what I mean. Particularly check out the articles titled:
Is Bill Maher really that ignorant? “Oh, come on, Superman!”: Bill Maher versus “Western medicine”
whose idea was this
The snark is too real.
Nice to see some real conversation on TV that gets a bit heated.
I fucking despise Bill Maher, he never shuts the fuck up about religion or conservatives, he’s a total buzzkill. Maher is the poster boy for why nobody can stand to be around atheists because all they do is forcefully correct you and condescend using their “strictly science” philosophy. If he wasn’t such a colossal biased cunt about his political views then perhaps he would get on talk-shows a bit more. This is coming from an atheist.
somehow i think this video gave my life meaning. i can die happy now!
they just want to punch each other in the face!
I think Stephen is actually an atheist. All this “I am a catholic” thing is just part of the character.
that was tense… real tense?
Pascal’s Wager is absolute nonsense.
HILARITY! Please be reminded that Colbert and Maher ARE STILL FUCKING GREAT FRIENDS, despite their beliefs. GEEZ, many comments are basically so naive on their backgrounds and esprit d’corps.
MY TWO FAVORITE HOSTS
No one should downgrade someone’s beliefs like that especially on national tv. Colbert was clearly being sarcastic by Bill gets anal all the time about everything. I do like bill and what he does on his show but I tend to notice he gets so uptight every time someone doesn’t agree with him, it’s almost like he’s ignorant with only tunnel vision on his ideas.
ITT: The usual flame war. What’d you expect?
Come for the keks not an intellectual debate/discussion
Bill Maher is the left’s Rush Limbaugh.
Well that jumped from zero to holy crap real quick xD
This is the best interview ever.
Why can’t the world see the RELIGION is the main problem we face . Why would anyone with the slightest bit of intelligence believe and support these man made stories to a point where homicide and suicide is justified in their head.
Religion is for insecure lost beings who need some sort of help or divine thoughts to get though life . Religion is for the weak .
well one of them was having fun with that conversation, and it wasn’t maher.
ugh what a fucking tool. I got douche chills listening to this smug bitch.
Pascal’s wager, Stephen? Really? That had to be a joke.
This is yummy. More please. I want more.
Guys this was hilarious chillax lol xD
This was interesting, but I think Stephen and Bill actually have more in common, they are both liberals. I think they could have found common ground there. I also think Stephan was kind of just teasing Bill with the whole come back to the church thing that went on too long. I thought they were going to discuss Bill’s views on Islam more but they cut to a commercial right away and didn’t pick up when they got back. But overall I prefer discussions like this to what most celebrity interviews are.
Colbert just got owned, damn :D
Bill Maher for President! Stephen Colbert for Vice President! Jon Stewart for House Speaker, congress is scared of him.
Knowing when and why the sun sets is not a barometer for intelligence or wisdom but it’s okay Bill, God loves you just as you are.
Dont argue with Bill Maher, you won’t win.
Thanks Bill Maher for being a Voice of Reasoning without fear of speaking your mind based on analytical clear thinking , much respect for you as a great example of how to use our minds & debate with intelligence. And keep walking forward like some of us intend to
bill maher is such …ugh
How can so many people in the comments section fail not only the most basic behavior requested of them, but also the biggest lesson of many religions?
Don’t be an asshole. Nothing about believing or not believing in something entitles you free room to be the biggest dick.
When these guys are done with there current gigs they need to do a talk show together. It would be amazing television.
Bill is right, they are like the opposite. Stephen is very humble and Bill is very arrogant. I do like both of them. I think they are both very smart but I do prefer Stephen because he is so likable and fun. I think they do have great respect for each other but at the same time think each other is totaly wrong lol.
1:00 I really hope Stephen doesn’t think Pascals wager is logical. It’s funny, but the wager is actually more in favor of being an atheist than a religious person, because at least being an atheist is neutral, but being religious has the massive chance of being in the wrong religion, which would piss off the wrong god. That’s assuming any are right though.
This is fucking awesome hahahaha
Stephen, I’m a huge fan, but I feel like you owe him an apology. I feel like both of you know arguing about religion is completely endless. It’s been thousands of years and still nobody has a firm, solid end to the discussion of religion. I feel like this was a (cheap) publicity stunt. I don’t mind publicity stunts but when you are both arguing about something that you both know and acknowledge has no winning end, the discussion is pointless and I don’t have a reason to watch or listen.
this was awesome. more of this
Man, Bill was really pretentious during this interview.
Stephen Colbert is an atheist, he is still faking it from his previous show. He loves science, understands science, believing Universe is 13.7 billion years old etc..
lol I love you Bill!!!
he can’t have a conversation about religion without pulling out insults. classy.
this was a fun interview. it’s okay to be confrontational and argue about a topic that you disagree on as long as you do so respectfully. i personally think the world needs more polite discourse between people of different faiths (or lack thereof).
Like Bill I embrace no religion or deity. That said, to me Maher seems quite the douche-bag prick who enjoys belittling others so that he comes across as a superior enlightened man (in his mind).
Bill maher schooled colbert
This was very entertaining for me to watch since I find both of them amusing in their own shows and to get a chance to watch them try to outwit each other, funny.
I don’t know what interview you guys were watching, what I saw were two comedians roasting each other in good fun. There’s no hate, no annoyance, no real heat (maybe it got a little warm) no reason to get in arms over anything.
lol…magic sky people
I think the bad blood between these two goes back to Colbert and Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear,” which Maher (rightly!) criticized harshly for being a huge waste of time and utterly pointless. Stewart and Maher also have a prickly relationship. Maher’s visits to The Daily Show were always a bit tense and adversarial. There is also a rift between Maher and Colbert on the question of Islam: Maher speaks the harsh truth, and Colbert is your average, well-meaning but wholly naive multiculturalist liberal who thinks the problem is only “extremist religion.” He doesn’t yet fully grasp what Ayaan Hirshi Ali has been saying for years, namely that Islam simply isn’t compatible with secular liberal democracy or rule of law. And the issue isn’t only “radical Islam” — it is Islam itself.
But in this particular exchange, I think Maher took personally and seriously Colbert’s “invitation” to come back to the Catholic Church, which was idiotic on Maher’s part. Stephen was clearly kidding, but it got under Bill’s skin anyway. And that reveals my fundamental problem with Bill Maher: his atheism is pretentious, smug, and self-righteous on a level that even Richard Dawkins can’t reach. He’s a pompous twat, like so many modern atheists, which is made all the more galling given his pitiable illiteracy concerning history, culture, philosophy, and theology.
Ok… this was pretty damn funny
“If you’re wrong you’re an idiot, but if I’m right you are going to hell.” Wait what? If he’s wrong that means you are right, why would you say “but if I’m right” after that? That didn’t make sense.
The LECTURE, Stephen, begins @ :48…
I’m with Bill on this one. You brought it up and Bill responded. If anyone is “attacking” anyone, it’s the other way around. You don’t see Bill converting people to Atheism on his show. Yet, you had no resistance at attempting to convert him. This is why we don’t like Jehovah’s Witnesses; they try to convert everyone. I also don’t understand how you can be so intelligent and educated and still believe in that stuff. I still love them both, though.
Bill is so butt hurt
Bill Maher, while an intelligent man, is overly pretentious and because of that he oversteps himself. Even Bill O’Reilly embarrassed this guy. He’s too liberal and too offensive to anything he doesn’t believe.
i cant stand colbert to begin with. hes like a little poindexter corporate accountant who somehow found a side job in comedy. he barely let Bill Maher get a word in edgewise , what a a**hole! I hope his rating go in the toilet and his show gets canceled.
I love both these guys.
Lol. Bill Maher’s the man!
*not to deny that Stephen’s great too
Maher looked bad here. He came off as awkward and ill tempered. It would have got really bad if Colbert wasn’t so flexible and accomplished. The tired sound bite denouncing religion for being “Bronze-age mythology” sounded stale and was inappropriately severe and ill mannered. That line always sounds better coming from Hitchens (which is where Maher may have got it). Colbert displayed why his career has soared and how he has landed shows like the Late Show and interviewed luminaries such as Obama. Maher looked out of his depth and much of his monologue was cringe-worthy and bad tempered.
where is the rest of the interview?
An actually interesting exchange on a late night talk show? Amazing.
Wait. I’m confused. Bill Maher thinks Colbert is a practicing catholic? That’s like thinking Colbert is a republican. It’s just part of his act!
I think Stephen was just trying to have fun and Maher was just being a defensive grumpy ol’ asshat.
I could watch this on a loop all day, lol
Religion isn’t “believing stories” unless that’s what you want it to be. The point is the stories are supposed to point to truths and then through the texts you garner and form a connection to it. You can have super literalized religion and blind belief but for me religion means that some truths are not “logical” and yet still not “illogical”.. they are just of another order. Intuitive or felt, understood, conveyed, experienced, practiced.. To just say religion must be all “bullshit stories” is extremely limiting
Bill Maher is a very witty, sharp individual who’s not afraid to take a few punches and give them back. He can hold his own and his confidence doesn’t ever seem to break.
He’s also an enormous dickhead who’s pretentious, and believes himself superior to certain people, because they hold a belief that he thinks is ridiculous. Meanwhile, he’s an anti-vaxxer….
A good lesson for life is to assume that no one, including yourself, isn’t retarded on at least one important thing.
Who’s taking the piss out of who?
lmao when he said “I could eat a big bowl of this”
Never seen colbert get so defensive so quickly…
0:29 what is that sort of “you’re killing me AKA nice joke moron?” pantomime bill maher was trying to express in response to stephen’s “poorly practicing catholic” defense?
Bill isn’t use to talking with someone about religion who can throw him off his game, additionally it wasn’t his audience so he couldn’t rely on them.
colbert’s worst performance i’ve seen
You can see bill trying REALLY hard to not insult Stephen here. Colbert tried to convert an antitheist on air, then used Pascal’s wager to defend his actions and all bill did was to say he didn’t believe in Bronze age myths. If you’ve seen his film Religulous then you would know he being polite to Stephen and his audience. Bravo
Maher destroys at 1:39
Bill Maher is an ass.
I’m surprised a smart guy like Colbert can still adhere to a bunch of old jewish fairytales.
What’s up, guys. I really like it regular ignorant What’s your opinion about that !!!
Can’t we take their DNA and clone the perfect intelligent nice Comedian? Someone who is humble yet intelligent?
“It’s an invitation, not a lecture.”
Yup. Stephen is right. Who is giving the lecture here? Not Stephen.
Maher prides himself on being rooted in reality and reason, but here he is ranting like a crazy old guy that doesn’t even understand his current situation. Awkward.
So alike, yet so different.
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