“The Middle” star Atticus Shaffer is only 19 years old, but the performer is filled with quite a bit of wisdom, as evidenced by recent comments he made about Christianity on an episode of “Frankly Faraci.”
“In this world, I think it is important that we need to be strong and courageous and stand our ground for our faith,” Shaffer said. “Does that mean that we need to Bible thump and present the hellfire and brimstone argument? No.”
That being said, Shaffer, who plays Brick on the popular sitcom, said that Christians can and should feel comfortable defending their beliefs while also respecting others in the process.
“It can mean, hey, we’re not alone and we need to have our priorities straight. If this is my belief as a Christian, I’m going to say it,” he said. “If I disagree with your opinion, I’m not going to attack you for it, but I’m going to say, ‘You know, I believe this.'”
Watch Shaffer’s comments below:
Shaffer’s co-star Patricia Heaton is also an outspoken Christian. The “Everybody Loves Raymond” alum recently told Faithwire that Americans are “in difficult political times” and said that Christmas is a great opportunity to more deeply explore the meaning of life.
“Not to get depressing [but] life is short and I think it’s important to realize that you have to think beyond just today, just this minute, a vision about the world and your future and what you’re contributing to the world,” Heaton said. “Our lives here are really brief and the story of the nativity is about all of that and this gift we were given through the birth of Christ and his work on the cross that embues every aspect of our life with meaning.”
The actress went on to say that “every life has meaning” and that “every person was created with specific gifts, big and small.”