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DAY 62: Jon Stewart responds to Louisiana’s ‘oil spill’ prayer day

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Watch the first two minutes and forty seconds of this. (You can watch it all, but this post only refers to the first 3-ish minutes.)

The first part of the 3-minutes might upset some of you because you’ll hear Jon poke some fun at Louisiana’s statewide day of prayer to God to fix the oil spill.

But after that, Jon offers an interesting and even somewhat insightful response as to why he pokes fun.

Your thoughts?

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posted June 22, 2010 at 10:09 am

Statement at 2:15 pretty much sums it all up for me. This guy is just a genius.

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posted June 22, 2010 at 10:30 am


“circle-jerk-ular logic”

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Joe Crenshaw

posted June 23, 2010 at 5:47 am

1. Nothing wrong with praying, prayer is powerful.

2. We do need to come up with real solutions however. GOD is not a “jeanie” that we can rub and sit back and wait for the magic to happen. Most folks don’t understand what prayer is or what it is really about, I am learning that it isn’t GOD’s “to do list” it is a part of sustaining relations and communication with our heavenly father.

3. Detroit does this all the time. Folks get killed, “Let’s have a prayer vigil” nothing ever changes though, it’s like praying to lose weight, we have to come up with real solutions to fix these problems, from oil spills to poverty, we simply can’t just pray away the weight, we must eat right, we must exercise and we must do both consistently.

It isn’t the fact we have a lazy GOD or a false GOD it is the fact we have lazy and false people.

Again, this reminds me of the guy who robs a bank, gets arrested, ends up in jail and then says, “GOD why?”

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Lisa F

posted June 23, 2010 at 7:11 am

F it lets call God. Hilarious. and really not so hilarious because that pretty much sums up my attitude towards a lot of things. And so true about the fact that God had this oil in a safe place and we shmucks screwed it up…

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Carole Turner

posted June 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I absolutely love this clip!! I feel sure I could get fired for saying that, but I do love it.

I live in Louisiana, I am so perplexed at Obama’s slow as crap reactions, BP’s arrogance, and everyone involved really, that THEY have let this go on this long.And there’s no end in sight, that is what freaks me out! I know, it may not be able to be fixed, that is where a miracle may just be all there is left and for that, yes, please, everyone pray cuz’ this is bad, really, really bad.

I am all for praying, I think everyone I know has been praying about this for the last 60 days but dang, it is true, God buried the Oil, this is what we get for jacking with it.”needing” it. Greed does this not God! Yes, he will answer our prayers, he may fix it as an answer, I know he can and he does fix man made messes all the time. BUT He might answer with a big lesson learned the hard way…we shall see.

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    posted June 24, 2010 at 5:15 am

    On your Obama’s slow reaction. I am somewhat surprised there hasn’t been a “Obama hates white people” claim by Pete Wentz or some other “celebrity.”

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posted June 23, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Good ole Haley Barbour – my governor! He sounds like a fricken genius in October / November (perhaps only relative to his competition), but then the rest of the year he utterly embarrasses Mississippi. We’re not all ignoramuses, I promise!

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posted June 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I’d have liked to have watched the clip. However, instead all I get is a black screen with the message : Sorry, videos are not currently available in your country.

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