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Chris Pratt: 'I'm Not a Religious Person'

Actor Chris Pratt is turning heads with recent comments he made about religion and public perception, proclaiming in a new Men's Health interview, "I'm not a religious person."

In the thorough discussion, Pratt addressed the intense critiques he has received on social media and admitted he has wondered why people come after him so fiercely.

He speculated that some of the anti-religious animosity he has struggled with emerged after a 2018 speech at the MTV Movie & TV Awards during which he openly discussed God and encouraged young people to cling to Him.

Hallelujah! Ex-Mob Boss Gets Saved, Preaches Heaven and Hell

Michael Franzese, a former mob boss, preached the sermon on Sunday at Pastor Greg Laurie's Harvest Christian Fellowship, insisting Christians should have a fear of hell and eternal damnation, but should also share the good news of Jesus to nonbelievers in a gentle way.

Franzese, 71, a one-time member of the Colombo crime family in New York, is now a Christian author and speaker. The son of former mob underboss Sonny Franzese, he was arrested 18 different times for various criminal activities. At the age of 29, he was named to the rank of "caporegime," overseeing a crew of 300 mob soldiers. His influence in the family continued to grow, and in 1986, Fortune magazine listed Franzese as number 18 on its list of the "50 Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses."

Franzese was released from prison in 1994. It was while he was in prison that he discovered the gospel of Jesus Christ when a guard gave him a copy of the Bible while he was in solitary confinement.

The Great Reset: How to Flip a Biblical or Western Culture

Earlier this year at its annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum set down a list of eight worldwide economic predictions for 2030. Topping that list was the edict that, "You will own nothing and be happy."

Jack Hibbs, pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino Hills, Calif., and conservative Christian political activist Charlie Kirk say that decree is not biblical, and it is certainly how most people, including Christians, will want to live in the near future.

"They want you to own nothing and be happy. Here's the thing: God never condemned owning property," Kirk said recently. "In fact, he encourages being able to own private property and to be able to trade.

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