During Friday’s Cuomo Prime Time broadcast, host Chris Cuomo asserted that instead of trusting God to get us through these uncertain times, we should look “within us” for the answers.
“If you believe in one another and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country,” Cuomo said, according to the Daily Wire.
“You don’t need help from above, it’s within us,” the CNN host stressed as he pointed toward the sky.
A 13-second clip of this moment from the broadcast went viral on social media, Tuesday with many Christians speaking out against the television host.
Allie Beth Stuckey, host of the Relatable podcast, offered a sarcastic response to Cuomo writing, “Chris Cuomo: ‘You don’t need help from above; it's within us.’ Yep, that tactic is working SUPER well right now!”
Chris Cuomo: “You don’t need help from above; its within us.” Yep, that tactic is working SUPER well right now! https://t.co/rfXbCWY1LI— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 1, 2020
Pastor and writer Nate Pickowicz also commented on the clip captioning it, “The spirit of this age.”
The spirit of this age: pic.twitter.com/UgfzBHaESo— Nate Pickowicz (@NatePickowicz) June 29, 2020
Christian author Larry Farlow asked in response to the clip, “How do we know what ‘the right thing’ is, Chris?”
How do we know what "the right thing" is, Chris?— Larry Farlow (@LarryFarlow) June 29, 2020
At the time of this writing, the clip has been viewed over 700,000 times.
As the Daily Wire reports, this is not the first time Cuomo, a Roman Catholic, has dismissed God on his show.
In 2018, Cuomo criticized people offering their “thoughts and prayers” to the families of gun violence victims rather than taking action.
“First, I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers, because that’s what you do when you offer ‘thoughts and prayers.’ You mock those who lost loved ones because if you gave it any thought at all, you would never walk away from any of these without figuring out a better way to deal with them,” Cuomo asserted.
“And prayer? You think leaving it to God is the answer?” the host questioned.
“So what are you praying for? What would it take?” Cuomo asked, before adding a jarring anecdote, “How about a stadium full of children of the most influential people in our society, all holding puppies. What if they were all shot and killed. Would we act? Oh, don’t be ridiculous — more ridiculous than doing nothing time after time?” he concluded.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Chris Cuomo’s brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also dismissed God when the number of COVID-19 cases in New York began to decline earlier this year.
“The number is down because we brought the number down,” Cuomo said back in April.
“God did not do that. Faith did not do that. Destiny did not do that. A lot of pain and suffering did that” he asserted.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.