In Hollywood, it sometimes feels like everyone believes in God. At awards ceremonies, we constantly hear about it. We can’t throw a rock without hitting a celebrity who decided to thank God in their speech. One would think that stars would be more confident in their abilities. They worked for it and they won. The whole thing gets rather tiresome, which is why we decided to find some celebrities who openly admit that they don’t believe in God. Here are 7 celebrities who are self-proclaimed atheists!
7. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has said on more than one occasion that he doesn’t believe in God. In an interview with BILD in 2009, he said that he was both agnostic and an atheist. “I’m probably 20 per cent atheist and 80 per cent agnostic. I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, until then there’s no point thinking about it,” he said.
In 2011, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star told Parade magazine that he turned his back on religion when he was in high school. “There’s a point where you’re un-tethered from the beliefs of your childhood. That point came for me when it was finally clear my religion didn’t work for me,” he said. “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,” he said.