Once upon a time, actor/comedian Jim Carrey used to be one of the most highly paid performers in Hollywood, creating films that tickled the funny bone as well as a few dramatic pieces that have become classics over the years.
Unfortunately, as time has marched on, Carrey has become a bit of a strange bird, and it seems his weirdness is beginning to hit new levels of bizarre.
Carrey recently gave a red-carpet interview with E! News reporter Catt Sadler, and boy was it ever a cringefest. It’s super awkward and just plain painful to watch.
Apparently, Carrey has been digging into the deeper, philosophical questions of life, which is good, however instead of logically coming to the ultimate conclusion that God exists, he’s going the opposite direction, seeming to adopt a nihilistic worldview.
For those of you who might not know what nihilism is, it’s essentially the rejection of all religious systems and moral principles, believing that life is meaningless. Folks who ascribe to nihilism don’t believe anything has real existence.
Sounds depressing and illogical, right? Yet millions of people hold this sort of worldview — like Carrey — and believe the rest of humanity should too.
It’s a rejection of God and His ultimate authority as the Judge and Ruler who gives us an objective standard of right and wrong. In a nihilistic belief system, you’re pretty much free to do whatever you want because in the end, it doesn’t matter.
If this train of thought is followed all the way through, it means murdering someone who gets on your nerves isn’t that big of a deal. After all, there’s no God, there’s no objective standard of right and wrong, there’s no one to hold you accountable in the next life for your crimes, so who cares?
The worst that happens is you cause someone to cease to exist, and heck, it wasn’t that long ago they didn’t exist anyway so what’s the big deal?
In case you didn’t notice, this worldview has no inherent value attributed to anything in existence, human life included, a thought and belief most folks balk at because it goes against our nature as image bearers of God.
Anyway, check out this weird rant given by Carrey.
via The Daily Wire:
As Carrey walked around the E! News host in circles, Sadler jokingly asked if it’s “true” he’s in need of a date.
Carrey decided to go left field with his reply: “There’s no meaning to any of this. So I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I could come to, and join. And here I am. I mean, you’ve got to admit, it’s completely meaningless.”
“They say they’re celebrating icons,” said Sadler, doing her best to navigate the interview. “Do you believe in icons?”
“I don’t believe in icons,” Carrey replied. “I don’t believe that you exist.”
“I believe that peace lies beyond personality, beyond invention in disguise, beyond that red ‘S’ you wear on your chest that makes bullets bounce out,” he continued.
Carrey would later explain, “There is no me. There are clusters of tetrahedrons moving around together.”
As Sadler finally escaped the interview, Carrey patted her on the shoulder and said, “We don’t matter. That’s the good news.”
This Jim Carrey interview is great, not just for his answers but the poor interviewer trying to navigate through it. pic.twitter.com/ClNKzdBAZ7
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 11, 2017
Jim has gone bye-bye, Egon.
Not only does one have to be completely disconnected from reality to believe the drivel coming out of Carrey, he also likely has to be suffering from some sort of mental illness.
Carrey does have a history of depression, so perhaps this is contributing to the strangeness of his rant. Regardless, when someone with that kind of history starts talking about how meaningless things are, it usually doesn’t bode well.
Fortunately for us, we all know that life is full of meaning and purpose, as everything we do in this life impacts eternity, and the fact we are made in the image of God gives our existence weight and value.
The philosopher DeCartes once said, “I think, therefore I am.” In other words, if someone is doubting his own existence or the existence of others, like Carrey is here, then he must be thinking. If he’s thinking he must exist. Something that doesn’t exist cannot think, cannot doubt.
Therefore, the fact Carrey is doubting the existence of the interviewer is actually proof of his own existence and hers. If he exists, there must be an ultimate cause that made him exist, therefore God exists.
That might seem confusing, but really reflect on it and you’ll see just how true it all is.
Let’s hope and pray that Jim isn’t experiencing some sort of mental crisis, that perhaps this was just a bit of weirdo performance art kind of thing actors are known to participate in from time to time.