submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/politics

“Christians today have become the most vitriolic tribe,” said Ritchson, who himself identifies as a follower of Jesus. “It is so antithetical to what Jesus was calling us to be and to do.”

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[-] DigitalTraveler42 174 points 1 month ago

Alan Ritchson pls don't stop giving me reasons to love you, lol.

This dude is definitely my favorite Hollywood rising star.

[-] [email protected] 46 points 1 month ago

I didn’t know his name before today, but now I think he’s awesome! I might even give his show a try.

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[-] assassin_aragorn 29 points 1 month ago

I'm impressed just by this. It isn't often that you see a self professed Christian celebrity actually calling out the hypocrisy of evangelical Christians and pointing out they've become antithetical to Jesus' teachings.

He's using his platform in a way that's been sorely missing in society. For evangelicalism to properly die, it needs to be defeated at both the polls and from within.

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[-] Fedizen 125 points 1 month ago

He's on point. Christians have attached themselves and their religion to one of the most depraved celebrities alived

[-] Malfeasant 57 points 1 month ago

By their own criteria, trump is the antichrist.

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[-] RememberTheApollo_ 117 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I’ve read a couple Ritchson interviews. He seems like a good dude. I watched Reacher and figured him for just some muscle that looks good on screen, but he’s had to work pretty hard and been through a bit to make it to where he is. Most commentary by him seems pretty good, even if I don’t necessarily appreciate religion, and I hope he stays on the rails for a good career.

[-] Waldowal 21 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

He in that Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare movie coming out with Henry Cavill.

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[-] teft 115 points 1 month ago

My favorite Alan Ritchson bit is when he played young Scully on Brooklyn 99. Also he seems like a gentle giant.

[-] HoustonHenry 21 points 1 month ago

Wrong, I think you'll find "Thad" is your favorite character played by Alan R. (/s)

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[-] [email protected] 105 points 1 month ago
[-] madcaesar 75 points 1 month ago

Not only is he not wrong, he's right!

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

Some people don't live in reality. Crazy how effective propoganda these days can be

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[-] [email protected] 92 points 1 month ago

I wish more Trump Supporters were media literate so that these words might reach them.

[-] [email protected] 53 points 1 month ago

I wish more Trump Supporters were ~~media~~ literate so that these words might reach them.

[-] ElmerFudd 21 points 1 month ago

Ha! Jokes on you, lib man, I caint reed.

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[-] UnderpantsWeevil 43 points 1 month ago

Went to a family friend's pool party and one of the guests was a full MAGA chud. She bounced between singing Trump's praises as this immaculate saint figure and slapping shoulders because he was such a big swinging dick who loved snatching the poon.

The Trump crowd doesn't even strictly disagree with Ritchson. They're just mad at the phrasing. If he'd made some cavalier remark about how Trump can fuck any woman in America if he feels like it and you should be honored when he grabs your pussy, they'd be singing his praises. If he's joked about how Trump can pull the wool over every one of those idiot liberals' eyes cause he's just so wily, they'd cheer.

The words do reach them. They don't care. They have their iconic superhero of a President. He's living the life they want, sexual assault and financial dirty tricks and all.

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[-] solomon42069 81 points 1 month ago

If right wingers can watch two seasons of Reacher and be fans until this moment then they're just too dumb for life.

Literally both seasons baddies were stereotypical right wing criminals.

[-] [email protected] 41 points 1 month ago

You don't end up in the right wing thanks to your political awareness

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[-] ours 29 points 1 month ago

But they are so happy the show is "anti-woke" with its lead being a yoked-up hobo manly Mary Sue male fantasy.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it for the light entertainment but I find it hilarious that conservatives get mad when a slender woman beats up a whole bunch of strong men but find it perfectly normal for a guy who never works out, eats exclusively fast food to have a bodybuilder's body, be more or less unbeatable, get the ladies and know all the things he needs.

[-] tym 28 points 1 month ago

damn - you just connected some obvious dots for me. The reacher character is their gravy seals fantasy personified.

[-] ours 23 points 1 month ago

He's the ultimate "lone wolf"/"alpha male". Zero attachments, no daily grind, on the road, yoked, badass, solves all the cases, never afraid, no fucks given, plays by his own rules.

I find it highly entertaining but he's as realistic as the Black Widow character from Marvel. Lee Childs was in talks to write James Bond books and when the deal fell through, he made his own ultra-macho superhero fantasy.

Ritchson should totally play the lead in a Wolfenstein adaptation. Have him smash Nazis and make closet-Nazi conservatives angry.

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 1 month ago

But the hero also engages in vigilante behavior in order to get the bad guys, and they're all for that, so I can see the confusion.

Almost nothing Reacher does is laudable in real life, no more than Bauer in 24. It would be a poor morality play...if that's what you thought it was.

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[-] PP_BOY_ 75 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 28 points 1 month ago

TIL: Kevin "Thad" Castle is the tritagonist of Blue Mountain State. He is the ever inspiring team captain of the BMS football team. He is also the main protagonist of Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland. He was portrayed by Alan Ritchson.

[-] PP_BOY_ 30 points 1 month ago

Blue Mountain State is a show that was awesome when it came out, felt like it might be problematic a few years later, and now is awesome again

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[-] vegeta 66 points 1 month ago

Somewhere, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent are using Jack Reacher blu rays for target practice..

[-] [email protected] 47 points 1 month ago

Knowing them they probably purchased the Tom Cruise versions because, let’s be honest, attention to detail and critical thinking are not their strong suits.

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[-] [email protected] 63 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 32 points 1 month ago

Pretty much everyone > The Rock

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[-] mechoman444 58 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Right wing Reacher fan? Has he actually read the books?

[-] [email protected] 57 points 1 month ago

It's just the woke mind virus getting to everyone. You know, like that Rage Against the Machine band suddenly becoming all political.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

Those Maga people unironically dancing to killing in the name of is my favourite piece of real life comedy, up there with the curb your enthusiasm inspired press conference at a gardening company.

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[-] A_Random_Idiot 33 points 1 month ago

Of course not. The bible isnt for reading, its just for bludgeoning others with.

[-] frunch 31 points 1 month ago

I wouldn't be surprised if these are the same guys with punisher emblems on the back of their truck along with their blue lives matter flags...or for bonus points, a mashup of those 2 things

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[-] Theprogressivist 48 points 1 month ago
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[-] MehBlah 39 points 1 month ago

Some people hate those who see the world as it really is. The people who killed Jesus were just like that. The so called christians who are angry at this guy are just like the people who put Jesus up on that cross. The pathetic part is that they can't see what they really are.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 1 month ago

I wonder how many ultra conservative Reacher fans realize that the author is British. Probably very few, which is entertaining for the irony although doesn't really matter much in general.

[-] Suavevillain 36 points 1 month ago

He said no lies here.

[-] drmoose 31 points 1 month ago

Alan Ritchson is quite likeable and I say that as an atheist. He's one of the good ones :)

[-] T00l_shed 29 points 1 month ago

If Christians followed the teachings of Jesus then I don't think we would have as many/ any problems with Christians.

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[-] SkabySkalywag 30 points 1 month ago

Well shit, guess I'm gonna start to watch Reacher now:)

[-] Tylerdurdon 27 points 1 month ago

You're going to watch a round of Reacher? A..Reacher round?

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[-] dotned 27 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

If Reacher is your first introduction to this man's acting capabilities, allow me to take the pleasure of introducing you to Blue Mountain State. All hail Thad.

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[-] splonglo 23 points 1 month ago

Can't believe he'd say that about Home Alone 2 star and friend of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump.

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