Most of my college experiences can be summed up by Kevin Smith movies. House parties, pints of Busch in the parking lot, and the View Askewneverse. I’ve even made the pilgrimage to Red Back to visit Quick Stop Convenience and RST Video respectively. Smith became the first of his kind: a celebrity who would communicate with fans via the interwebs. He was more than gracious answering questions during the three months I thought about screenwriting.
He is a big influence on a lot of people in my age group. One of them being Chris Pratt. After Smith announced he had a near fatal heart attack, Pratt asked people to pray for him. Naturally.
So of course people had to be atheist douche tacos about it. Naturally.
no. a doctor saved him. not a spaggetti monster
— Gary P (@Garypercival8) February 26, 2018
If you wanna help, actually help. Praying is just a way to feign helping so you don’t have to go out of your way
— Joey Yeun (@AsianAmigo) February 26, 2018
No!!! Please tell me you are being sarcastic! I don't want Chris Pratt to be a god botherer.
— alicejac (@alicejac) February 26, 2018
Ugh, weird, but nice sentiment.
— Antonio (@Ant0ni0D) February 26, 2018
Great now I won't enjoy your films as much knowing you're a Jesus nut
— Ewan Wilson (@scotstralian) February 26, 2018
About that, Sparky. If you’re just now finding out Pratt is a believer (see REFRESHING: Chris Pratt Talks Importance of Faith, Family in Hollywood and Chris Pratt Classes up the Internet, Uses Instagram to Express His Faith…), you’re not much of a fan.
Plus, to be fair, there were a lot more people praying than there were idiots. Even Guardians director James Gunn came to his defense.
6 I’m not tweeting this to defend Chris – he’s a big boy and can take care of himself. But for me, personally, prayer and meditation are great boons to my life and help me navigate my way through this world, and I don’t want to dissuade others who find those things useful.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) February 26, 2018
This is just where we’re at now. A leftist PR firm decided attacking elected officials who pray was a good talking point. Now if anyone famous offers a prayer for anything other than more funding to Planned Parenthood, people get triggered.
Screw the haters. I had already said a prayer before Chris Pratt asked me to.
I’m also praying we still get to see the Jay and Silent Bob reboot.