I’m sorry that I don’t just immediately trust that a Jew converted to Christianity. They’ve been faking this for centuries for financial benefit.
Shia LaBeouf’s career was a total disaster, and this very much seems like a way to fill a niche.
He’s a millennial, and knows about internet culture. He knew everyone hated him for being totally Jewish, and he knew there was a large audience for a story about a Jew coming to Christ.
In 2016, when he was freaking out over Donald Trump, he was a 4chan meme for being a totally stereotypical Jew. And unlike most Jews, he was very aware of this.
Maybe it’s real. I don’t know. Who knows.
I do know he just did a two-hour interview explaining these things to Jon Berenthal, who is also Jewish. I don’t even dislike Berenthal, and he comes across as masculine for a Jew (although I think that might be steroids). It’s goofy that he’s 45 and wears a sideways flat-billed hat and talks like he’s 15. That’s goofy. But he seems okay.
It’s just – LaBeouf converts to Christianity, and then his big interview is with a Jew?
If it was a Jew who had also converted to Catholicism, I might understand. But as far as I know, that is not at all the case.
Why didn’t he do an interview with Mel Gibson? I think Mel would have done it, if he thought LaBeouf was genuine. And any other Christian would have worked. Even someone like Joe Rogan would have been less suspicious.
I suppose if it were possible for a Jew to become Christian, it would be a process, and he would be working his way out of Jewishness for a while, and continue to feel more comfortable with his ethnic brethren at first?
I don’t know. But I will tell you: everyone has been spamming this LaBeouf conversion as this great thing, and I’m just not willing to take it at face value. Of course I will give him a chance – everyone who claims to be making a genuine effort deserves a chance, in the same way that everyone deserves a fair trial.
But I will tell you: I wouldn’t put much into this.
Did you know that Bob “Dylan” Zimmerman once “converted to Christianity”?
He then “converted” back to being a ratty Jew.
He wrote a few good songs during his Christian period, I think.
I think “Gotta Serve Somebody” is a legit good song.
But the fact is, Shia LaBeouf is not the first Jew to do a conversion, and most of them have been hoaxes for money, or the result of the Jew having emotional and psychological problems, or both.
I’m just saying: give him a chance, but don’t go out there and start talking about how big of a win this is until you see how it goes.
I will say: even if he is doing this as a trick, it is a good sign that he would think converting to Christianity would be good for his career.