For TV Star, the Holy Trinity Beats Two and a Half Men

Angus T. Jones, the “half” in “Two and a Half Men,” makes well over $300,000 per episode… but he’s ready to follow former co-star Charlie Sheen and throw it all away because he’s morally opposed to the show’s plotlines. Apparently, they go against his Seventh-day Adventist morals.

That’s the gist of a video Jones made for Forerunner Chronicles, a website linked to his church. Part two of the video is here.

The church’s leader, Christopher Hudson, is seen in the video with Jones.

“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth.”

“Watch out, watch out because a lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is… he’s been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around. So, you can’t play around. There is no playing around when it comes to eternity.”

“I don’t want to be contributing to the enemy’s plan… You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”

I am under contract for another year so it is not too much of a decision on my part. I know God has me there for a reason for another year.”

You can also see Jones offer his religious testimony on a video at a church website.

You know, of all the indecent shows that are moral travesties and should rightfully be canceled, “Two and a Half Men” wasn’t anywhere near the top of my list. It’d have to beat out “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” everything Kardashian-related, and whatever’s on FOX News Channel right now.

No word yet on whether Jones plans to donate all the “immoral” money he made on the show to a charity. I’m guessing there’s no word coming.

I’m tempted to cut Jones some slack, though. He’s young. He lives in Hollywood, where you’re surrounded by fakeness, and religion often pretends like it’s the one thing that can cut through all the bullshit. Not to mentioned Jones’ entire life has been managed by other people, working on his behalf. Imagine if, all of a sudden, someone told you that you had total control of both your current life and your afterlife. I’m not saying I would be making the same mistake as Jones… but I can understand why he might buy into the religious myth.

But the kid needs help if he’s being suckered in by Hudson and his church. Hudson is so irrational, he believes Jay-Z is a Freemason.

Incidentally, Jones’ actions are eerily similar to what Kirk Cameron did on the set of Growing Pains after he became ultra-religious:

Once he converted to Christianity, he sometimes clashed with his fellow cast members and the show’s producers over what he felt were immoral story lines.

Maybe Jones is just following in Cameron’s footsteps. Who knows, maybe that Left Behind remake needs another actor…

(via Atheism Examiner)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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