Skip to comments.Oliver Stone’s Son: the Jewish Christian Muslim
Posted on 02/22/2012 4:39:51 AM PST by SJackson
In the midst of all the important news stories competing for my attention lately, I found myself distracted the other day by what, at first blush at least, seemed a decidedly trivial one. Apparently there exists someone by the name of Sean Stone. He is twenty-seven years old, and is the son of Oliver Stone, the famous film director, writer, and outspoken fan of Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and other charismatic totalitarians. Coincidentally, Sean Stone has also appeared in twelve of his fathers own movies, which means he is obviously an exceedingly talented young actor.
Sean was born with the middle name of Christopher, which means bearer of Christ. He has now, however, changed his name to Sean Ali Stone, because he has converted to Islam. In what seems a nod to family tradition, he did not just convert to Islam, he did it in a country run by the kind of tyrants his dad loves, namely Iran.
Young Sean explains his new faith in good old-fashioned addled-celebrity style. On the one hand: I have said a simple prayer, There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger. On the other:
I am of a Jewish bloodline, a baptized Christian who accepts Christs teachings, the Jewish Old Testament and the Holy Koran. I believe there is one God, whether called Allah or Jehovah or whatever you wish to name him. He creates all peoples and religions. I consider myself a Jewish Christian Muslim. It will be diverting to see how young Mr. Stones new Muslim friends will respond to his theological insights.
It is also worth noting that Seans conversion, according to him, followed hard upon his reading of the Koran. He claims to have learned from his study of that volume that Islam is not a religion of violence any more than Judaism or Christianity is. He must somehow have missed the many passages in the book that vilify those who, like him, have a Jewish bloodline.
This news about Sean Stone caused my mind to wander back a few decades, to a time when the spiritual flirtations of addled showbiz types took rather different directions. Some readers will be old enough, for example, to remember est (Erhard Seminars Training), which in its 1970s heyday snagged such big names as Cher, Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper, and Yoko Ono. Various varieties of Buddhism and Hinduism were also big for a while. For a brief period, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi famously won the devotion of the Beatles, helping to skyrocket the spiritual master into a higher tax bracket and purportedly inspiring the White Album. Mia Farrow, who had just married Frank Sinatra, was also hanging around the Maharishis ashram at the time, along with Donovan and the Beach Boys Mike Love. (Reportedly the Maharishi made a move on Mia, and you can hardly blame him: what red-blooded guru would pass up a chance to hit on Old Blue Eyes wife?)
Then theres Richard Gere and his decades-long involvement with the Dalai Lama. As it happens, Oliver Stone also identifies as a Buddhist. So does another famous Stone, Sharon, who says shes a Tibetan Buddhist (but is also, curiously, an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church). Kabbalah studies have also been a big draw, winning such notable adherents as Roseanne Barr, Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and, most famously, Madonna. And need one even mention Scientology, which would almost appear to have been contrived, right down to the last detail, to appeal to a certain kind of Hollywood mindset?
Understand that I dont mean to mock Buddhism or Hinduism or Kabbalah studies here, but rather to ponder the ways of certain varieties of Hollywood folk who seem peculiarly inclined to hook up with religions whose cultural roots could not be more alien to their own and whose disciplines and rituals bear little or no resemblance to their own actual lifestyles. And who, at least in some cases, do seem to snap up and discard faith traditions as if they were restaurants or dresses that are in fashion one year and out of fashion the next.
But again, no sneering intended here. If these folks really do find spiritual sustenance in these faiths, more power to them. No, what Im preoccupied with at the moment is what promises to be a highly entertaining new development the Hollywood convert to Islam.
Not, I must hasten to acknowledge, that celebrity converts to Islam are an entirely new phenomenon. Cat Stevens became Yusuf Islam way back in 1977. Cassius Clays 1964 transformation into Muhammed Ali was only one of many instances of high-profile black Americans who, like Malcolm X, decided the Nation of Islam was where it was at. (Snoop Dog was another.) Mike Tyson, like innumerable less famous inmates in Western prisons, underwent a jailhouse conversion to Islam.
But the conversion of Sean Stone in Iran, summoning as it does memories of the Beatles and Mia Farrows epochal spiritual journey to India, appears to opens up a whole new world of delicious possibilities. Can it be, in other words, that Sean Stone is at the cutting edge of a new trend among Hollywood airheads? Oh, please let it be so. Because when Sean and his fellow Muslim converts in the Industry eventually tire of Muhammed and decide to pursue some other sages path to enlightenment, theyll actually learn something about the real world. Theyll discover, in short, that Islam is, in certain not insignificant ways, utterly unlike every other item on Tinseltowns standard spiritual bill of fare. That it isnt just another accoutrement you can toss out like last seasons designer rag. That, not to put too fine a point on it, the Islamic penalty for apostasy is ahem death. Ah, what fun, when the frivolity of Hollywoods ditz brigade encounters the deadly serious reality of the Religion of Peace!
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They don't know where they came from, don't know where they ARE and don't know where they are going.
“The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.” Henri Frederic Amiel
The more Hollywood converts to Islam, the more we will see Muslims being depicted as victims in film.
Sneaky way to get three day weekends.
From National Lampoon's Radio Dinner, Deteriorata:
Therefore, make peace with your god,
Whatever you perceive him to be - hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin.
It’s darkest before the dawn. Sooner or later, somebody is going to pull the plug on the hard drive, Mecca.
That guy would be much better off being a secular atheist.
And a slave to every twisted cult leader who comes down the road.
Mad Mo being the most successful of them all, with a 1,400 year run. (Which is almost over.)
That’s a young man seeking to find some way to fill the void in his soul. Too bad he’s turning to a pedophile for answers.
He is a secular atheist.
It makes them a petri dish for maniacs who would set one group of people against another.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus
Blaise Pascal (French Mathematician, Philosopher and Physicist, 1623-1662)
He’s 3/4 the way to total wack job after becoming a Muslim.
Why not go all the way and join his Hollywierd no-minds and go for Scientology?
After all, there is an absolute limit to idiocy, and that limit is asymptotically approached by Tom Cruise.
Has anyone ever seen a “Hollywood Star Absolute Idiot Magnitude Chart”. Only in this instance, “magnitude” would refer to “dimness” (AKA “dimwit”) rather than to brightness as in the astronomical version?
“Enquiring minds want to Know”.
Or maybe we should check the “Star” magazine instead?
Coincidentally, Sean Stone has also appeared in twelve of his fathers own movies, which means he is obviously an exceedingly talented young actor.
Call me a tin-foil hat wearer, but I believe the Secular Athiests are secretly in league with the Islamists. Its hard to get someone to convert to Islam who is already an established Christian or Jew. Its much easier to convert someone (or some group) who believes in nothing.
New New General Catalogue (NNCG)?
Messier objects? Hollywood hemisphere only.
That hasn’t been my experience. My experience is that once you convince someone that there is a “higher power” then it is much easier to convince them that the details of this religion are more attractive than the details of that one.
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
Thank goodness for Netflix and all those marvelous BBC movies.
It is tortue pure tortue for me to go to movies and sit thru their dribble. I sit there and squirm, look at telephone and moan. I have learned to stay away from movies.
I think Sean doesn’t know what he thinks which is why Islam is so appealing to him. He doesn’t have to think. There is a rule for everything. Just like Communism.
I hope this poor shallow kid doesn’t learn how differently his new “faith” reacts to those who leave compared to the Jews and Christians.
“Mad Mo being the most successful of them all, with a 1,400 year run. (Which is almost over.)”
You think? Guess soon is a relative thing, because this situation is getting worse/scarier by the day - just look at the world news and see how brazen they’ve gotten. The murder of Christians and Jews everywhere is sickening, and look at the poor young man in Iran who’s scheduled to be executed for being Christian (he was never Muslim, but his parents were!) - with a wife and two sweet little boys. And our traitorous Muslim in Chief apologizes to a dictatorship for accidental Koran disposal/burning but won’t even acknowledge this horrific act about to be carried out on this innocent family.
Too bad, though, that where celebrity darlings are concerned, the Islamists won’t likely have the guts to harm a hair on their heads, even for apostasy. Bad press, you know, when you mess with Hollywood.
“Fanatics and tyrants love this characteristic in people... and it is most apparent in the young, the uneducated, in people without direction and in people who have lost or abandoned all sense humility...It makes them a petri dish for maniacs who would set one group of people against another.”
You have just described those who did (and will) vote for BHO.