Jim Caviezel will always be known as the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ. He didn’t just take on the role because it was a challenge. He took it on as a Christian.
I actually do sometimes listen to celebrities, sometimes, if they have the reputation and chops to back it up. Of course, when many conservatives tell all celebrities wholesale to keep their mouth shut and just make music/art/movies/sports, that includes the ones who agree with them.
Recently in an interview Caviezel was asked what he thought the greatest threat to the Western world was. His answer: abortion.
In his words, abortion is “the greatest moral defect of the western world.”
Caviezel goes on to explain that when a woman commits abortion she goes against her natural instinct as a mother. He has also put some commitment into his passion by adopting two children.
If I wanted to be distinct, I would say that abortion is not itself the inherent moral defect of the west, but perhaps the greatest consequence of the west’s inherent moral defects. The most painful and visible end result.
Rampant abortion is a consequence of the moral defects of modernism, materialism, Marxism, racism, eugenics, the “Age of Enlightenment,” colonialism, careerism, sexism, classism, various (not all) divisions of feminism, and survival-of-the-fittest philosophy.
The tragedy of millions of abortions occurring ironically in the most prosperous nation is a culmination of these defected values. It is a product of Western ideology.
Jim Caviezel gave an outstanding portrayal of the one man who came to rescue humanity from such ideologies as those of the Western world. He is just a man who has played in some roles. He may be something of a celebrity, but he doesn’t wave it around. And his values are integral to the roles he chooses. I would listen to him.
The values of Jesus are not the values of the West or East, but those of Heaven. Let the children come to him.