Skip to comments.Rita Wilson (Tom Hank's wife): Why I Love My Greek Orthodox Faith
Posted on 08/20/2009 8:31:04 AM PDT by Nikas777
Rita Wilson: Why I Love My Greek Orthodox Faith
Friday August 7, 2009
In a video interview with Sally Quinn, producer of "On Faith" at The Washington Post, actress and producer Rita Wilson (one half of a Hollywood celebrity super couple with Tom Hanks) shares why she loves the Greek Orthodox faith ("I love my church. I find the Greek Orthodox Church a sort of a wonderfully moderate, accepting faith."), her brief period as a reborn Christian during her teenage years, and what gives her life the most meaning.
Some highlights from the interview include:
When you were growing up, were you always a believer? I've always been a believer. I always have been.
What do you pray for or about? I always start my prayers with a prayer of gratitude for all the blessings in my life because without those, you can't really think about anything else.
What is the divine for you? I sense the divine in the goodness that I see in people--their acts of kindness, their acts of selflessness; those people inspire me.
Watch the extended video interview below:
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She was briefly reborn?
“wonderfully moderate, accepting faith.”
So is she a leftist like her hubby? Is that “Orthodox”?
Q: “What is the divine for you?”
A: “I sense the divine in the goodness that I see in people—their acts of kindness, their acts of selflessness; those people inspire me.”
What a nice exchange. But too bad both of these women have such little knowledge of the Christian faith.
Isn’t this discourse more representative of “humanism”?
The teaching of this "royal path" is set forth, for example, in the tenth of St. Abba Dorotheus' Spiritual lnstructions, where he quotes especially the Book of Deuteronomy: Ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left, but go by the royal path (Deut. 5:32, 17:11)
Love that Sally Quinn - the quintessimal example of sleeping your way to the top...she needs to GO AWAY...
Given that the Eastern lung of the Church does not allow female ordination and presumably has the same moral strictures against abortion and homosexuality that the Western (Catholic) lung has, why do the Orthodox get a pass from the enlightened liberal elite (”moderate,” “welcoming”) when the Catholic Church is constantly excoriated by liberals?
I had no idea that “Greek Orhodox” and “Born Again” were mutually exclusive.
Hanks and Wilson have been rumored for years to have an opn marriage.
She sounds like a liberal nut-job to me. Too bad.
-saying stuff like “the re-born Christian thing is based on fear...” -and then goes on about her greek orthodoxy allowing ‘acceptance’...
Translation: I wanna be able to do WHATEVER I wanna do, live HOWEVER I wanna live and not feel guilty when it’s wrong. BUT, I want fire insurance at the end of life...
She is the big lefty in the family, constantly driving Tom further to the left. Still kind of easy on the eyes though.
Jesus was not very relative when he called the scribes and Pharisees hypocrites....
Do you think she observes the strict Orthodox lent?
I find that very hard to believe.
I don’t buy into the lungs heresy of the Catholics. Catholics need to stop inventing descriptions that are not patristic in origin to describe the Church.
I don't get the Sally Quinn connection here but if you are saying Rita Wilson is riding her husband's coat tales?
Business wise it is probably the other way around. Wilson made Hanks more wealthy through her movie production business, especially from that annoying "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" movie. That stupid movie did for them money wise what 'The Passion" did for Mel Gibbson.
Their idea of religion mirrors that of the group Moses found at the base of Sinai dancing around the Golden Calf.