I think you don’t really like John Wayne, which is strange for a regular American but it’s OK, tastes are tastes, even though he was indeed a GREAT actor. What I don’t understand is
1) How does converting practically on your deathbed help you achieve “a secular goal”?
2) All the more when you are already a multimillionaire Hollywood star and it’s Catholicism you’re converting to, of all faiths the most hated by the media-academia complex which also hated John Wayne and everyhting he stood for (AKA US of A)?
I like John Wayne just fine, including his views on America, I just don’t delude myself in thinking of him as a great actor to be mentioned in the panoply of the likes of Tracy, Bogart, etc. His films were entertaining for the most part but there were some stinkers in there, too.
Perhaps “secular goal” was stretching the point. Maybe “peace of mind” and “fire insurance” might have better communicated my point.