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Hey there, party people!  I’ve been remiss in updating this blog, largely thanks to a bunch of traveling I’ve done over the last month or so.  I am, after all, but one man again the ever-growing legions of unpaid Big Hollywood contributors.  So I’ll be spending the next couple of days going over some of BH’s Greatest Hits from the last month or so, in order to catch you up on What a Bunch of Idiots Did on My Summer Vacation.

First up is this surprisingly even-toned piece about Brad Pitt’s atheism by Jason Killian Meath.  After praising Pitt’s post-Katrina charity work

Look, I don’t have an ax to grind with Brad Pitt — I enjoy many of his films — and I’ve just written a book singing praises of his extensive charitable work with Jolie.  My only point is this: it’s a curious case indeed when one can’t find a little spirituality in leading such a charitable life.

Hilariously, Meath seems genuinely surprised that an atheist/agnostic (Pitt self-identifies as “20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic,” whatever the fuck that means) would actually be interested in helping people, instead of like, luring naive schoolchildren into the forest and devouring them whole or something.  It’s pretty great that the response this elicits in Meath isn’t the usual bulging-forehead-vein Big Hollywood bluster, but utter confusion.

Can’t he find a spark of spirituality in the innocent eyes of one of his six children — adopted or biological?  As a parent, the purity of mind, body and spirit of a child is often miraculous and can move the soul quite unexpectedly.  Pitt, and his wife Angelina Jolie, have traveled the world finding children — scooping them from war zones, disease and poverty — giving them opportunities in life they never would have dreamed possible. Still running on empty Brad?

An atheist who doesn’t hate children? Now I’ve seen everything!


Written by dieblucasdie

August 4, 2009 at 2:29 pm

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