Stephen Colbert, a real-life Catholic who has a fake right-wing talk show persona, turns liberal Protestant atheist/agnostic demythologizing theologian Bart Ehrman to a bowl of jelly. It’s total boo-yah. A religion journalist friend wrote to ask, rhetorically, why people like Ehrman go onto Colbert’s show.

When Colbert takes over the Letterman slot at CBS, he won’t be doing his fake persona anymore, but I bet he will have interesting guests like Ehrman on the program, and put them through their paces. I hope so.