For Brad Pitt, religion hasn’t always been a priority. In fact, the actor admits to calling himself an atheist at one time. But after facing some pretty tough times, from addiction to a painful divorce from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s faith appears to be evolving. Now, he says he clings to religion.
Brad Pitt Discusses Christianity
In the more than three decades Brad Pitt’s been in Hollywood, he’s considered himself an atheist or agnostic when it comes to God. However, the Oklahoma native recently said he’s finally embraced belief in God.
“Oh, man, I’ve gone through everything. Like, I cling to religion. I grew up with Christianity. Always questioned it, but it worked at times,” he said in a recent interview with GQ magazine.
Forsaking His Christian Roots
Brad Pitt was raised by devout parents in the Southern Baptist Church. However, he said he found religion and Christianity “stifling.”
“When I got on my own, I completely left it and I called myself agnostic,” Pitt says now. “Tried a few spiritual things but didn’t feel right.”
And over the years, also said he struggled with “Christian guilt” over the things he knew he should and shouldn’t do. Along the way, he says he alternated between considering himself an atheist or simply agnostic. But he says it never truly fit.
“Then I called myself an atheist for a while, just kind of being rebellious,” Pitt confessed. “I wasn’t really. But I kinda labeled myself that for a while,” he said. “It felt punk rock enough.”
Brad Pitt’s net worth is estimated to be around $300 million dollars. He’s been considered an A-Lister and one of the most attractive men in Hollywood for, well, what feels like forever. Awards and accolades have poured in for his film and TV work. He even works as a Producer under his own production company.
The long list of accomplishments and Brad Pitt’s net worth of $300 million sounds impressive by the world’s standards. But as the Hollywood heartthrob is coming to realize, money and fame have nothing to do with true worth.
The havoc in Brad Pitt’s personal life forced him to this realization.
A Hard Look During Hard Times
Despite all of his success, alcoholism and other self-destructive patterns got in the way of what really matters. Religion, family, self-care — Brad Pitt pushed all of it aside while caught up in the many distractions the world has to offer.
And it wasn’t until the painful divorced between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie that he realized he wasn’t valuing the true blessings in his life, like his children.
“I gotta be more — I gotta be more for them,” Brad said during the divorce. “I have to show them. And I haven’t been great at it.”
Brad Pitt’s success afforded him several big, beautiful houses. Yet, he recalls spending weeks sleeping on the floor at a friend’s house after his divorce from Angelina Jolie because it was simply “too sad” to stay in the family’s home all alone.
Returning to God
Weathering these storms has forced Brad to take a hard look at himself and his choices. And now, it seems like the struggles may be softening his heart towards God!
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As with every human being, God wasn’t done with Brad Pitt yet. And Pitt decided he wasn’t done with God, either.
“I found myself coming back around to just belief in — I hate to use the word spirituality,” he said, “but just a belief in that we’re all connected.”
And Pitt isn’t alone in his walk.
According to a recent Pew Research study, about 19 percent of Americans who were raised Christian have fallen away from their faith.
Thankfully, what people think at certain stages of life isnt always set in stone.
And faith and religion can be those things that evolve over time. God made human beings with the ability to choose to seek him or not.
And often the people who have questioned their religion and God come back stronger and more convicted in their faith than if they hadn’t.
It just goes to show that no matter who you are or what you’ve done, God is always there waiting for us to seek him out.
Brad Pitt Believes Speaking In Tongues Works
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.”
It is our Ernest prayer that he finds the true rest which indeed is in Christ.
Pitt said when he was in high school his parents joined a “more charismatic movement which got into speaking in tongues and raising your hands”.
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