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He's Back - Jon Stewart Returns And Asks God About Fixing The Middle-East

Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, humor, off-beat, performance, society )

- 2029 days ago -
After a 10 day vacation, Jon Stewart returns and visits the Middle East Crisis. Who would know that anyone could make this into humor? Watch and enjoy. ***Humor***Satire***

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 11:01 am

Just go to the Visit Site and to watch the fun.

pam w (139)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 1:03 pm
Thanks, Kit! He's a treasure!

(So're YOU, by the way!)

Anneke Hut (40)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:44 pm

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 2:52 pm
I knew I should have checked "Comedy Central" last night!
Thanks Kit.

JL A (281)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:00 pm
Just what the doctor ordered: a dose of Jon Stewart! Thanks Kit

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 4:04 pm

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 9:21 pm
Ever wonder if God ever gets so tired of being asked to fix "the small stuff" in everyone's lives that He takes breaks at times and lets everyone fend for themselves? An old friend of mine found religion when her husband developed a life-threatening illness. At the time, I was happy for her because it gave her hope and comfort. As it turned out, even though her husband has been in and out of remission, he's still alive and well 35 years after his initial diagnosis. His response to the various therapies he's received is really amazing, and I'm very happy for her and her family. As she became more and more involved with her new religious group, I wanted to be with her less and less. She started behaving as though "God" was a genie in a lamp who was there to respond to her every wish. She and her husband owned several rental properties which fell into disrepair because her husband wasn't well enough to maintain them, and they weren't able to to keep up with the payments on them. They ended up declaring bankruptcy. She called me one day with her usual greeting of "Praise the Lord," and proceeded to tell me how well they had fared in bankruptcy court. They were now debt free. Another time she called me to let me know that, "Praise the Lord," she had met with success negotiating with a salesman at a car dealership for a specific vehicle she desperately wanted. She told me that she kept asking God to give her a sign that the car she wanted so badly was meant for her by having the dealership accept her rather low offer. Lo and behold, they sold the car to her at the price she offered, and she proceeded to tell me that God is taking care of her. There are so many similar stories, and every one of them annoyed me to no end.

I can understand asking God to spare a life, keep our loved ones safe, eradicate cancer, or end wars --but to pray for things that you should work for or wait for just doesn't seem right to me. My friend and her family, which includes seven children (six of whom were born "after" their new religion entered their lives), did not have to vacate the beautiful home they had built before they filed for bankruptcy. I'm not writing about this because I feel any personal jealousy --but because I believe what she and her husband did was shameful --and even more so because they treat God, whom they claim to love above all else, like a rich uncle. Personally, I make few requests. But when I do, they really matter.

Jon Stewart's humor wasn't lost on me, Kit. It just got me to thinking about the role (or lack thereof) of God in our lives. Thanks for allowing me to let off some steam.

Tom Edgar (56)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 10:01 pm
It kept sayin it can't play from my location. Pity I enjoy satire. Tom E

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:10 am
Although Jon Stewert is humerous ( and we do need humor), I can find nothing humerous about what is going on in the middle east.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 10:39 am
I love Jon and his humour, and sometimes you just gotta sit back and laugh, but it's getting harder and harder to laugh about the Mid East..........

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:37 pm
Love Jon, the segment was funny...I'm thinking, though, that the Middle East has no shame! Maybe we should send in a regiment of Catholic Nuns with rulers??? Just a suggestion, I have Catholic friends who tell me Order would be brought about swiftly..;)
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