Chris Pratt Responds to Critics: 'They Hated Jesus Too'

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"Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt's Christian faith has often been a topic of media conversation. And while the actor has openly discussed God, he hasn't always been as candid about the critiques and heat he often takes as a result of his biblical proclamations and beliefs.

But at a recent Cinema Society screening for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," Pratt reportedly did speak about the issue, telling Page Six the criticisms he faces over his faith aren't new.

"That's nothing new, that's nothing new, you know," Pratt said. "If I was of this world, they would love me just like that but, as it is, I've chosen out of this world. That's John 15:18-20."

He continued, "That's the way it is, nothing new—2,000 years ago, they hated [Jesus], too."

Pratt told Page Six he deals with critics by having a thick skin and pushing forward.

"Oh, just how you deal with anything," he said. "Like a rhino, stick your head down, you keep driving forward, you have thick skin."

Pratt's latest comments about faith come about a month after he offered further insight on his faith journey during an appearance on actor and TV personality Drew Barrymore's daytime talk show.

As CBN's Faithwire previously reported, the "Jurassic World" star told Barrymore about how he met his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and also shared Scripture during the appearance.

"My own journey, finding a higher power and leaning on that and being like, 'Please save me,' and then feeling saved, and then shortly later finding the woman of my dreams," he said.

Earlier this year, Pratt also made headlines for an Instagram post pointing back to a viral 2018 speech he delivered at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, during which he spoke of God's love for humanity.

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