BRAD PITT ADMITS IGNORANCE ABOUT GOD
By Ken Blue
In an interview with German magazine BILD, (the interviewer’s words, not ours), among several questions he was ask, “BILD: Do you believe in God? Brad Pitt (smiling): No, no, no! BILD: Is your soul spiritual? Brad Pitt: No, no, no! I’m probably 20 per cent atheist and 80 per cent agnostic. I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, until then there’s no point thinking about it.”
The doctrine or tenets of Agnostics.
“…1871 R. H. Hutton Ess. I. 27 They themselves vehemently dispute the term [atheism] and usually prefer to describe their state of mind as a sort of know-nothingism or Agnosticism, or belief in an unknown and unknowable God. 1877 E. Conder Basis of Faith i. 25 But there is nothing per se irrational in contending that the evidences of Theism are inconclusive, that its doctrines are unintelligible, or that it fails to account for the facts of the universe, or is irreconcilable with them. To express this kind of polemic against religious faith the term ‘agnosticism’ has been adopted. 1879 Huxley Hume i. 60 Called agnosticism, from its profession of an incapacity to discover the indispensable conditions of either positive or negative knowledge.” Oxford English Dictionary.
Although Brad Pitt’s life is one of pretence, (he is an actor); at least he is not a hypocrite. He is just ignorant, and admits to it. He doesn’t know if a personal God exist, thus he assumes no one can know. My question would be, “how do you know, I don’t know?” Secondly, since he is 80% unsure, that leaves an 100% chance that a personal God exist.
If you will read carefully, his answers, you will see that Brad Pitt’s problem is not his atheism or Agnosticism. Brad Pitt’s basic problem is his indifference and unwillingness to know if God exist or not. Of course, there is always an underlying reason why men do not want to “think about it” or find out if a personal God exist or not, and you know what it is. You had better “think about it” and find out now.
God is not playing “hide-and-seek” with man. Evidence of His wisdom and power is everywhere. Paul said, “19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” Romans 1:19-20. Not only is there abundant external evidence, God’s moral code is also written in the heart of every man, and he doesn’t even know it. Note Paul again on this matter. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)” Romans 2:14-15.
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Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.