So actor Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week. Which seems premature to me, considering that he’s only been famous for like 3 years, but whatever. He left the following post on his Facebook page about it:
Classy, right? He quotes the Bible, graciously thanks everyone who helped him on the road to stardom, and humbly gives glory to God. It’s the kind of down-to-earth message we’ve come to expect from this working-class Minnesota native. And while there were plenty of positive and encouraging comments on the post, some fans took issue with his bringing up his faith. Here are a few of the comments his post (and its supporters) got:
Oh shut up, you brainwashed idiot.
“Thank you 1 of 4000 sky fairies for all the talent plus coincidences that landed me in the top half of one percent of society, while you neglect 99.5% of others across the planet. I choose to use the influence provided to me by people to promote this control-tactic of an ancient fairy tale which I was given as fact before I could reason for myself.”
I have to admit I am a bit put off by this… the LORD?? I am kind of hoping you are joking… Huge turn off…
Faith is for suckers.
He has faith in a disgusting, hateful God. A religion that has caused pain and suffering throughout the world. Abrahamic religions are abhorrent and it is never not disappointing to discover someone you are a fan of subscribes to and therefore condones that view of the world and the cruelty perpetrated in its name.
Nonbelievers aren’t out killing people and blowing up buildings, so yeah, fuck you.
All that hate and rage over a mild affirmation of faith. Honestly, how do these hypersensitive atheist snowflakes even get through the day? If they drive by a church on the way to work, do they have to turn around and go home because they were triggered?
I’ve been seeing a lot of this anti-Christian sentiment coming from twentysomethings lately. They seem unable to tolerate even a mention of God or Jesus without freaking out and going into a semi-coherent froth. And to be honest, this concerns me a lot more than the liberal brainwashing on race and Bernie Sanders economics they’ve received. More affirmative action and racial quotas will hurt our economies and poison race relations for generations to come, but our country will survive it. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a horrible idea that will destroy 7 million jobs, but our country will survive it. Rejection of our Judeo-Christian values and the beliefs that sustain them, on the other hand, is something our country will not survive. As Dennis Prager has convincingly argued, those values are the basis for our entire civilization.
Do these anti-faith haters ever stop to think that just about everything great about Western Civilization – basic morality, human rights, rule of law, higher education (before the leftists infiltrated it), art and even science – originated with Judeo-Christian philosophy? Do we really want to just rip out those foundations and see what’s left standing? Just stomp out thousands of years of civilizational progress and try to build some kind of secular utopia on the ashes? All you need to do is take a brief look at history to realize that secular societies (Stalinist Russia, Maoist China) and pagan ones (Nazi Germany, the Roman Empire) devoid of those basic principles don’t work out too well. Personally, I think I’ll stick with the ideas and philosophies that have brought us to the pinnacle of freedom and prosperity in human history, thanks.