Brad Pitt says he's given up on atheism and 'clings to religion'

Wed 18 Sep 2019
By Tola Mbakwe

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has told GQ Magazine that although he called himself an atheist, he never really was.

In an interview about his new feature film role in the space drama 'Ad Astra', he said that he clings to religion. However, it's unclear if he practices a faith.


The 55-year-old actor said: "I grew up with Christianity. Always questioned it, but it worked at times. And then when I got on my own, I completely left it and I called myself agnostic.

"Tried a few spiritual things but didn't feel right. Then I called myself an atheist for a while, just kind of being rebellious. I wasn't really. But I kinda labelled myself that for a while. It felt punk rock enough.

"And then I found myself coming back around to just belief in- I hate to use the word spirituality, but just a belief in that we're all connected."

In 2017, Pitt revealed details about his Christian upbringing to GQ.

He explained that he grew up in a family that attended a Baptist church and described it as the "cleaner, stricter, by-the-book Christianity".

He then said when he was in high school his parents joined a "more charismatic movement which got into speaking in tongues and raising your hands".

While he gave a negative approach to his parent's faith, Pitt gave some sort validation to speaking in tongues saying: "I know they believe it. I know they're releasing something. God, we're complicated."

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