‘Dogma’ director defends Chris Pratt for offering ‘thoughts and prayers’ after massive heart attack

You know it’s a sad day in America when you feel you must defend a friend for wishing you “thoughts and prayers.”

Actor Chris Pratt poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

News that Hollywood director Kevin Smith survived a massive “widow maker” heart attack on Monday spread though social media like wildfire.

“I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening, but I might’ve gone too far,” Smith wrote on his Facebook page after the harrowing incident. “I threw up a little, but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out, I had a massive heart attack.”

Smith also used Twitter to describe what had happened.

Actor Chris Pratt was one of the first to do the decent thing by sending Smith a thoughtful and spiritual message of wellbeing via Twitter.

“Bravo,” you say? Not so fast.

Smith was roundly chastised for his goodwill by those who look no farther than the government and Hollywood for guidance and inspiration.

The liberal anti-thoughts and prayers brigade was still out in force bashing Republicans, and anyone, who dared to express concern over the recent Parkland massacre by using the commonly used term.

But “thoughts and prayers” is not a meaningless term used to dismiss the situation at hand, it’s used because the Faithful believe it can help.

Chris Pratt recorded himself erecting a giant cross for Easter in 2016. He has been a unapolgetic supporter of his Christian faith.

After Pratt took an online beating for his thoughtfulness and Faith, the tide began to turn and cooler heads began to prevail.

Smith directed Dogma, a film that many believe mocks the Catholic faith, and ironically was forced to defend Pratt for his kind gesture of  sending prayers.” He addressed the tasteless backlash in a Facebook video:

“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—,” Smith said according to Variety. “And then James Gunn had to jump into it and be like, ‘Ain’t nothing wrong with praying for a person, man.’”

“And number one, thanks to Chris Pratt, how sweet was that,” he continued. “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.”

Smith also said Wednesday that he’s healing nicely, and has now become a vegetarian.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

You can watch Smith describe some of what he went through below. Be warned for foul language. 


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