Actor Chris Pratt, who earlier told Hollywood “You have a soul, be careful with it” and “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do,” has brought his revival message to another celebrity event.
The Washington Times reports actor Chris Pratt, Marvel’s “Star-Lord,” has used his Teen Choice Awards speech to share his Christian faith.
“Wow, what a great crowd,” he told the adoring crowd while the “Choice Summer Movie Actor” honor for his work on “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
He continued, “I’m so thrilled to be here. … I want to thank God. I always do that when I’m up on a big platform in front of a bunch of young faces. I say, ‘I love God!’ That’s my thing, I love him — and you should, too!”
During his earlier speech, in June, he delivered nine rules to live by.
They included “breathe,” “earn it” and “nobody’s perfect.”
But he also deviated radically from the standard Hollywood fare.
“You have a soul, be careful with it,” he said.
“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.”
He added, “There’s a powerful force that designed you that way. If you’re willing to accept that you will have grace. Grace if a gift. Like freedom we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with someone else’s blood.”
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Twitchy commented at the time: “As conservatives, we have grown used to award shows being non-stop hatred of the president, the country, and to some extent, ourselves as well. Entertainment types seem to think standing in front of a room of their peers WHO AGREE WITH THEM and badgering a bunch of people politically is somehow some great and brave thing. Which we all know is just not so.
“But what Chris Pratt did and said when he won the ‘Generation Award’ at the MTV Awards was actually very brave, and pretty damn awesome.”
On Twitter, Pratt was the target of snide remarks such as, “The god stuff was pretty lame.”
But others defended him.
“The God stuff took more courage to do in Hollywood than someone coming out of the closet or pretending to be oppressed.”
Pratt also suggested, “Learn to pray. It’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.”