Brad Pitt Talks Religion

Brad Pitt says he has turned his back on religion after a strict Christian upbringing.

Brad Pitt religion

Got God? Brad Pitt doesn't. The Moneyball actor says he has turned his back on the religion his parents raised him under because he doesn't think it's right to dictate how other people live.

"There's a point where you're un-tethered from the beliefs of your childhood," Pitt told Parade in the same interview in which he implied his marriage to Jennifer Aniston was "pathetic" and "dull."

"That point came for me when it was finally clear my religion didn't work for me. I had questions about Christianity that I could not get answered to my satisfaction, questions that I'd been asking since I was in kindergarten. I realized it didn't feel right to me, that one question just led to another. It was like going down a rabbit hole, each answer provoking another question. There were things I didn't agree with."

Pitt said that he would rather figure things out for himself -- things like sex, for example.

"My religion was telling me what not to do -- what not to even think about doing. Those are the things I would try, because that was my nature," he said. "I had to experience things to know what would work for me -- say, something as simple as premarital sex. I can figure out what works or doesn't work."

Pitt, who was raised Baptist, says he doesn't have a problem with religion itself, but with some of the byproducts of it.

"I don't mind a world with religion in it. There are some beautiful tenets within all religions. What I get hot about is when they start dictating how other people must live," Brad said, referring to gay marriage. "You grow up in a religion like that and you try to pray the gay away. I feel sadness for people like that."

By the way, Brad Pitt apologized for the Jennifer Aniston comments. He's on a roll with the controversial comments while promoting his new movie Moneyball, in theaters Sept. 23.

Image courtesy Ian Wilson/WENN.com

read on for more brad pitt

Brad Pitt's World War Z: Already a failure?

New book details the love triangle of Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt let their kids eat bugs

Tags:

Recommended for you

Comments

Comments on "Brad Pitt religious? Not so much"

ivrn September 26, 2013 | 11:20 AM

It is really interesting to me that people often find or refind their religion when they are facing a life threatening or terminal illness or the loss of a child or something devastating. As a nurse, I see it ALL the time. So I rarely listen to people who are so "above everything" - like Brad because i know how quick things can turn. I have seen atheists turn religious on a dime. I don't think Brad is enlightened at all - He is still in his rebellious stage - bless his heart.

Nick October 01, 2011 | 5:52 AM

So now we know he's more than a pretty face; he's got some brains behind those eyes.

Hmmm September 19, 2011 | 1:54 PM

Unfortunate.

+ Add Comment


(required - not published)