Contrary to popular opinion, Chris Pratt still believes that there’s Christianity to be found in Hollywood. You just have to look really hard under a rug somewhere. I mean there was even a pedophile-themed, oops, I mean Pope-themed Met Gala not too long ago. Christianity can make a comeback in Hollywood, they just need better PR. History has proven that anytime white men dress up in elaborate wizard costumes outside of the month of October, they’re either banging little boys in the confession booth or chasing minorities out of town. Someone send Pope Francis some chinos and an oxford from J. Crew and maybe the world will be able to trust again. I don’t know about you, but I’m still waiting for Passion of The Christ 2: Jesus Reloaded and Passion of The Christ 3: Revelations & Rapture.
As an actor who often speaks out about his Christian faith, Chris Pratt isn’t convinced that Hollywood is anti-religious.
“I think that there’s this narrative that exists out there that Hollywood is anti-Christian or anti-religious, but it’s just not the case,” the “Jurassic World” star told The Associated Press this week. On the contrary, Pratt said, Hollywood’s culture encourages people to embrace whatever is authentic to them.
“They are kind of not anti-anything. They are kind of pro whatever is authentic to you. And I like that,” the actor said. “Because it’s authentic for me to be pro-Christian, pro-Jesus. That’s my thing. I like it.”
Pratt said that no one in Hollywood has ever tried to shame him to his face about his faith. Even if they did it behind his back, he said, “I’m not going to change.”
Christ has always been around amongst celebrities. Ben-Hur was a blockbuster, Kanye West is responsible for one of the more palatable gospel songs disguised as rap, and Mel Gibson made Jesus a superstar for the second time. I blame the Mel scandal that left elite circles with a sour taste about our lord and savior, Jesus H. Christ. Mel messed it up after letting his anti-semitism shit all over the place. It’s a free country, and you’re free to feel however you want about other groups, but you have to curb those sentiments in public. I’m all for burning almost every Adam Sandler movie I come across in the town square like it’s Deutschland in 1930, but I make sure as everyone unitedly tosses their copy of You Don’t Mess With the Zohan in unison into the fire, they’re aware we’re not doing this because he’s a Jew. But because it’s of the utmost importance to try to erase every copy of such a horrible movie from human history. So maybe the bible should start being printed with a disclaimer: not all views expressed by followers, or horrible acts of humanity attempting to be justified by this book, directly reflect the beliefs of the Holy creator.
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