Chris Pratt has never been one to be shy about anything, particularly his deeply held Christian faith. On Monday night, he took to the stage at the MTV Movie Awards, where he received the “Generation Award,” and delivered an inspirational speech he called, “Nine Rules from Chris Pratt.”
In the speech, he offered silly advice, like how to give a dog medicine without knowing it’s eating medicine to how to poop at a party without anyone knowing. But four of his nine points were explicitly about faith.
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Pratt’s rules included:
No. 1: Breathe. If you don’t, you will suffocate.
No. 2: You have a soul. Be careful with it.
No. 3: Don’t be a turd. If you are strong, be a protector. If you are smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.
No. 4: When giving a dog medicine, put the medicine in a little piece of hamburger and they won’t even know they’re eating medicine.
No. 5: It doesn’t matter what it is. Earn it. A good deed. Reach out to someone in pain. Be of service. It feels good and it’s good for your soul.
No. 6: God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that; I do.
No. 7: If you have to poop at a party, but you’re embarrassed because you’re going to stink up the bathroom, just do what I do. Lock the door, sit down, get all of the pee out first. And then, once all the pee is done, poop, flush, boom! You minimize the amount of time that the poop’s touching the air. Because if you poop first, it takes you longer to pee and then you’re peeing on top of it, stirring up the poop particles, create a cloud, goes out, then everyone at the party will know that you pooped. Just trust me, it’s science.
No. 8: Learn to pray. It’s easy, and it is so good for your soul.
No. 9: Nobody is perfect. People will tell you that you are perfect just the way that you are, you are not! You are imperfect. You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you are willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift, and like the freedom that we enjoy in this country that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget that. Don’t take that for granted.
A powerful speech, and while not unexpected from a man of faith like Pratt, it was definitely amazing to see on MTV.