Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Gospel of Will Smith

By Damian Romano

So I was surfing the web today like I do pretty much everyday at work, and I came across an article in Newsweek where they interviewed Will Smith on his new role in the upcoming movie "Seven Pounds." And while I really wasn't sure what I was going to find, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Will made the following statement.
For me I'm certain about my relationship with the model of perfection of human life that's laid out with the life of Jesus Christ. I'm certain of that.
However, reading on in the interview Will states, "I'm not bothered when someone says 'Allah' because they're talking about God—we are talking about the same person. (And later) My grandmother raised me to be a do-gooder in the church, that it was about doing what you can to help your community. So whatever religion does that— Jewish, Muslim, Scientology—it's cool because the end result is the same."

So while I was at first moderately excited to hear about Mr. Smith's pseudo-commitment to Christ, I quickly learned that he is just another cultural pluralist. But I guess we all should remember Matthew 19:24 when approaching topics like this.

If you're interested in reading the article, it can be found here.

2 comments:

theologyandculture said...

I knew Smith dabbled in Scientology with Cruise, but it's still interesting to read these comments. Thanks for the heads up- I will make a similar post on my blog and point readers your way!

If you are interested, I just posted a couple days ago similar words from our President-Elect, Barack Obama:

http://theologyandculture.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/obamas-a-universalist-surprised-not-really/#comment-442

Keep up the great blog-
Aaron

Michael Patton said...

That is too bad. He is one of my favorite actors!