Brad Pitt Mocks His Parents Speaking in Tongues; Talks Frustration With Christianity’s ‘Don’ts’

Actor Brad Pitt, who has identified as an atheist despite his Baptist upbringing, opened up in a recent interview about how his parents moved toward the charismatic tradition, and about some of his frustrations with Christianity. “We grew up First Baptist, which is the cleaner, stricter, by-the-book Christianity. Then, when I was in high school, my folks jumped to a more charismatic movement, which got into speaking in tongues and raising your hands and some goofy-a** [expletive],” Pitt told GQ magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.

When asked whether he witnessed the speaking of tongues himself, the actor replied: “Yeah, come on. I’m not even an actor yet, but I know … I mean the people, I know they believe it. I know they’re releasing something. God, we’re complicated. We’re complicated creatures.” Pitt has left Christianity and is now an atheist, The Telegraph reported in 2015 in a separate interview with Pitt, where the actor said that since an early age, he was instilled “with all the Christian guilt about what you can and cannot, should and shouldn’t do.” FULL REPORT

 

6 Comments on "Brad Pitt Mocks His Parents Speaking in Tongues; Talks Frustration With Christianity’s ‘Don’ts’"

  1. Denis Khan | May 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm |

    (1 Corinthians 14:23 33). If people speak in tongues, an interpreter should be present to translate the message. God is Not the Author of confusion. (1Corinthians 13: 33).

  2. Denis Khan | May 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm |

    (1 Corinthians 14:23 33). If people speak in tongues, an interpreter should be present to translate the message. God is Not the Author of confusion. (1 Corinthians 13: 33).

  3. I actually just did a video about Protestants and Catholics on my YouTube Channel (Susan D. Harris). I have a lot more stories I’d like to tell about some bad Protestant charismatic churches – I have seen many people talk in “tongues” – most prominently a pastor and his wife who started every service babbling incoherently. I guess no one told them it meant nothing if no one could interpret it. Every display of it I’ve seen has been fake. Speaking in tongues, I would imagine, is very rare. I believe it can happen, but I’ve only ever seen people pretend and they should have been spanked and told to sit down as they were insulting God. This is the kind of stuff Pitt probably saw. Though I’m surprised, I’ve almost never heard of a Protestant raised person becoming atheist. Statistically they tend to have been raised Catholic.

  4. When someone criticized for your wrong doing, do not pay evil to evil. We have been warned already before about this problem. The words of God told us to always prepare ourselves to answer the questions of the uninformed and curious people as Brad Pitt who want to know what you are talking about. Paul said a person who prophesies and speaks in tongues must ask to the Lord God in Christ for an interpretation of what he is talking about TO EDIFY THE CHURCH. Paul also said; He rather speaks a few words with understanding than speaking many words which he does not understand.

    1 Corinthians 14:6-19
    But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching? Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played? For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance. Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.

    Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say? For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

    I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

  5. Suzy Mitchell | May 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm |

    Am interpreter must interpret when a message in tongues is given. However, when someone is praying in the Spirit that is different. It is their heavenly language which is between God and the individual. There is a sin which is unforgivable and that is blaspheming the work of the Holy Spirit. People need to be very careful!

  6. Brad, I was hoping you would return to your Christian faith, because of your divorce and not seeing your children. Still praying for you.

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