Actor Chris Pratt, of “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame, recently cited a Bible verse while addressing criticisms concerning his faith. Pratt’s Christian faith and Biblical proclamations have often been the subject of media discussions. During a recent screening by Cinema Society for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” the actor said that the criticisms he encounters regarding his faith are nothing new while he cited John 15:18-20: “If I was of this world, they would love me just like that but, as it is, I’ve chosen out of this world.” He also said that Jesus had also faced such hatred 2,000 years ago. The actor further said that the way to deal with critics is to have a thick skin and to push forward.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt’s Christian faith has often been a topic of media conversation. And while the actor has openly discussed God, he hasn’t always been as candid about the critiques and heat he often takes as a result of his biblical proclamations and beliefs.
But at a recent Cinema Society screening for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” Pratt reportedly did speak about the issue, telling Page Six the criticisms he faces over his faith aren’t new.
“That’s nothing new, that’s nothing new, you know,” Pratt said. “If I was of this world, they would love me just like that but, as it is, I’ve chosen out of this world. That’s John 15:18-20.”
He continued, “That’s the way it is, nothing new — 2,000 years ago, they hated [Jesus], too.”
Pratt told Page Six he deals with critics by having a thick skin and pushing forward.
“Oh, just how you deal with anything,” he said. “Like a rhino, stick your head down, you keep driving forward, you have thick skin.”
Pratt’s latest comments about faith come about a month after he offered further insight on his faith journey during an appearance on actor and TV personality Drew Barrymore’s daytime talk show.
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