Musings on…… Brad Pitt ‘I Won’t Betray My Beliefs’

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 ‘You Have To Go Off the Beaten Path’
Brad Pitt talks about religion, his roots and a college
girlfriend who changed his life

Here is an excerpt:

“She helped me more than anyone else as far as setting off in my own direction,” he explains. “It was my first year in college and I was pushing back against the religion thing. In my eyes it was a mechanism of guilt , this engrained system, used to keep the flock in servitude.” Brad was raised a conservative Southern Baptist. “Guilt is the thing I find most evil about it. It’s the thing I rail against the most. She helped me in defining what I believed.

“Religion works,” he goes on. “I know there’s comfort there, a crash pad. It’s something to explain the world and tell you there is something bigger than you, and it is going to be alright in the end. It works because it’s comforting. I grew up believing in it, and it worked for me in whatever my little personal high school crisis was, but it didn’t last for me. I didn’t understand this idea of a God who says, ‘You have to acknowledge me. You have to say that I’m the best, and then I’ll give you eternal happiness. If you won’t, then you don’t get it!’ It seemed to be about ego. I can’t see God operating from ego, so it made no sense to me.

Read the full article from Parade ~ here 

Another article on People.com  ~ here

Whatcha think?

Blessings, Kristina

Psalms 86:8-15 
8 There is no  one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours.
9 All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.
 10 For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.
11 Teach  me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
12 I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
13 For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, arrogant men have risen up against me, And a band of violent men have sought my life, And they have not set You before them.
15 But You, O Lord, are a God merciful  and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
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4 responses »

  1. Textbook idolatry, I’d say. Brad created his own God that helped him through his High School crises, turned his created idol into straw-man caricature written below, and then knocked over the straw-man in triumphant passion.

    You have to acknowledge me. You have to say that I’m the best, and then I’ll give you eternal happiness. If you won’t, then you don’t get it!’ It seemed to be about ego. I can’t see God operating from ego, so it made no sense to me.

    The God that was helping Brad serve his own purpose and make him feel better wasn’t the Living God. You can tell by how poorly he sums up Jesus Christ.

    “Guilt is the thing I find most evil about it. It’s the thing I rail against the most.

    Guilt isn’t evil. Most of the time it’s pointing you towards the evil you’ve already done. But we couldn’t blame ourselves for being evil, so we’ll blame guilt instead.

  2. No, religion doesn’t work. Not without Christ, the whole point, who (Jason’s being nice) he clearly has no comprehension of at all. I wonder if he’s ever actually heard the Gospel.

    Strange that even now he says (in the present imperfect voice) that “religion works,” since he eventually got past it. How is that “working”? It’s a good coping mechanism? It obviously wasn’t, though.

    Strange. Illogical. Idolatrous, yes. Foolish and sad.

    Methinks we must be very careful in our endeavors to be lights in this world, that we actually share the Gospel (which I really never do, to be truthful) and don’t just spread conservative, “Christian” culture. Without Christ, who cares?

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