Stephen Colbert

via FirstLadyB:

Late Night host Stephen Colbert is very open about being a Catholic, but that hasn’t always been his story.

For a period in his life, Colbert was an atheist.

The comedian  told Father James Martin on his Catholic talk show “Faith in Focus” that there was a time in his life he turned away from God. However, a moment in 1986, when he was 22 years old, changed his life forever while walking down the street in Chicago.

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“I had lost my faith in God, to my great grief,” he explained. “I was sort of convinced that I had been wrong all this time that I had been taught something that wasn’t true.”

“And I was walking down the street and somebody handed me a little, green New Testament Proverbs and Psalms,” he said.

“And I open it up to a little glossary in the front and it said verses to read based upon if you [have] anxiety,” he recalled.

The passage of scripture was from Matthew Chapter 5. The scripture spoke to the Late Night host, and changed his life forever.

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Stephen Colbert On How He Lost Faith In God & Found It Again  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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