James Corden is out, Anne Hathaway is in. But the biggest hypocrite is us, the millions of Christians who have said goody two shoes to the show.
I was raised a Christian, and I believe in Christianity and Jesus Christ. I’m a Christian myself; my son’s name is Andrew Michael Corden and he’s a Christian. He goes to church every Sunday. He read his Bible and tells me what’s in it. He tells me that my brother-in-law is a Catholic; that is, he loves his faith, but I don’t.
And I’m not alone; plenty of Christians have told Christian actors they’re Christians. We’ve said we’re Christians, and we tell Christians we’re Christians.
As a Christian, I’m not going to talk about my personal faith. I’m not going to go into why I believe in God. I’ll say God exists. That is enough.
But as a Christian, I am going to talk about what I know – what I believe – to be Christians’ “credentials.” Because, you know what? We are nothing.
When the British show The X Factor was first broadcast in the UK, one of the judges said the only thing the contestants had to do was sing.
“But I’m a Christian!” the contestant protested.
“Then you’ve got to sing it,” said the judge, who then gave the contestants a quick sermon on God and Jesus.
When the contestant stood there with his hands over his head, the judge added another verse: “And that’s when he said, ‘Do you know who’s on the other side? That’s Jesus!’ The contestant looked at him and said, ‘I don’t know who is on the other side, but you’re on it.'”
In the face of this, the judge said: “Right, well, obviously you’re going to have to go and find out.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
I’ve been an atheist for decades. I’ve been a