On Thursday night's "Colbert Report," Stephen did a segment on his favorite Fox News man, Bill "Papa Bear" O'Reilly, and his recent quarrel with an atheist over the existence of God. Not only did Colbert discover O'Reilly's real theology, but astrophysicist and friend of the show Neil deGrasse Tyson made a surprise visit to disprove O'Reilly's theory.
During a debate with the president of The American Atheist Association David Silverman, O'Reilly said the proof that God is real lies in the tides, and assured Silverman that "you can't explain that."
Colbert, happy that O'Reilly had finally done what philosophers have been trying to do for years, knew this wasn't the first time he had proved the existence of God. He showed a slew of clips where O'Reilly offers several versions the same argument: "The sun comes up, the sun goes down. The tide comes in, the tide goes out. There's never a miscommunication."
Naturally, Colbert completely understood O'Reilly's theory:
"Like all great theologies, Bill's can be boiled down to one sentence: There must be a god, because I don't know how things work."
At this point, Colbert was interrupted by deGrasse Tyson walking onto the set. The astrophysicist assured Colbert that it is the moon that controls the tides, but that just ended up convincing Colbert that the moon is God.