There are two universal truths. The first is how much we love Chris Pratt (I mean, just take a look). The other is how much leftists hate not only Christians but Christian celebrities specifically (see REAL HATE: BuzzFeed Tries to Overthrow ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Chip & Joanna Gaines and ‘Fixer Upper’ Chip Gaines Issues Response to BuzzFeed Hit Piece. And It’s Perfect). So we’re not shocked Vanity Fair had to explain to their readers that a celebrity would actually believe in a higher power other than himself.
Here’s Chris Pratt…
“I was sitting outside a grocery store—we’d convinced someone to go in and buy us beer. This is Maui. And a guy named Henry came up and recognized something in me that needed to be saved. He asked what I was doing that night, and I was honest. I said, ‘My friend’s inside buying me alcohol.’ ‘You going to go party?’ he asked. ‘Yeah.’ ‘Drink and do drugs? Meet girls, fornication?’ I was like, ‘I hope so.’ I was charmed by this guy, don’t know why. He was an Asian dude, maybe Hawaiian, in his 40s. It should’ve made me nervous but didn’t. I said, ‘Why are you asking?’ He said, ‘Jesus told me to talk to you . . .’ At that moment I was like, I think I have to go with this guy. He took me to church. Over the next few days I surprised my friends by declaring that I was going to change my life.”
Now here’s Vanity Fair explaining why a man might be a Christian.
O.K. Let’s stop for a moment. Because this is strange and so distant from what we expect of a movie star, especially of the clever, slapdash, wise-guy variety. But everyone needs a story to make sense of their life. Even the most successful. The extreme demands explanation. For Pratt, success, so extreme it scared him, is explained by metaphysical intervention. Which caused him to take control. In that moment, he yielded. His path has been clear ever since.
The interviewer is right about one thing: it is strange to hear a popular movie star talk about Jesus in a non-mocking tone.
What’s funny here is that Vanity Fair needs to explain why a person might need a “come to Jesus” moment to change their life around. Even though that’s the definition of “come to Jesus” moment. It’s okay, Vanity Fair readers gotta start somewhere. Nope, I’m not making a mountain out of a molehill here. And no, Vanity Fair isn’t insulting Chris Pratt for believing in God. What Vanity Fair is doing is explaining to their likely liberal, agnostic audience that some people, even Hollywood starlets who won the DNA lottery, who’ve worked hard to become successful, believe in something greater than themselves. Hey, imagine the shock if all you read about are Hollywood heathens who donate millions to “religions” to go up in levels.
Pratt’s also a contrast from those Captain Planet wannabes who worship Earth by driving seven Priuses. Or maybe that’s heating/cooling seven mansions… I’ll have to check in with Leo DiCaprio after this post. Either way, dude is still an epic mouth-breather.
Anyway, yes Vanity Fair readers, some people still believe in God. One of them is the much loved Chris Pratt. Who we hope keeps on keeping on.
Here, cleanse your palate by watching Steven get waterboarded. You won’t regret it.