A few days ago comic book fan and Clerks director Kevin Smith suffered a massive heart attack. He took to social media to talk about the ordeal in a tweet below.

 

Shortly afterward Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt did what any normal and non-insane person would do. He sent his well wishes and told Kevin he was going to pray for him and asked his fans to do the same.

But of course, it didn’t take long for trolls on Twitter to hijack this kind gesture. Of course, the vast majority of the negative folks pointed out it was not prayer, but medical professionals who saved Kevin Smith’s life. Though I do not see anything in Chris’s original tweet that could be construed in claiming they didn’t.

Some even went as far as to attack the actor for simply having faith in Christ.

It seems to some that just offering up a prayer for someone you care about will have you labeled a “Jesus Nut.” Other users went even further claiming it was God’s will for Kevin to have a heart attack. Some just mocked Chris Pratt for having faith to begin with. But thankfully it seems those within the Marvel Cinematic Universe family stick together. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had some words for the haters.

 

James passionately defended Chris Pratt. He explained ther ewas nothing wrong with offering prayers for those you care about. However, he did call out people who use tragedies to offer prayers without taking any sort of action to bring about change. Despite his seemingly common sense message, that didn’t stop people from targeting him with their hate and completely missing the point he was making.

Then later on Kevin had his own take on this. During a Facebook Live event, he spoke at length about Chris’s prayers and the reactions of the trolls.

“Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet, f—ing put up a nice tweet, where he’s just like, ‘Hey man, I don’t know you that much but I love “Clerks” and I’m praying for you,’ and and apparently people were like, ‘F— your prayers’ and attacked him and s—,”

“And number one, thanks to Chris Pratt, how sweet was that,”… “Number two, please don’t fight over stuff like that. It’s a waste of time. Whether you’re religious or not, someone saying ‘I’ll pray for you,’ it’s good intentions.”

There you have it. We live in a world that offering up your prayers is now something worthy of attack from those who care more about attacking a God they feel doesn’t exist. Thankfully, Kevin is healing up and I will pray that he will make a speedy recovery.

What do you think? Should the reaction of these pseudo-intellectuals on Twitter surprise you?

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Jorge Arenas
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Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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