HE may be starring as a ‘lost soul in the modern world’ searching for the meaning of life in Terrence Malick’s new film ‘Tree of Life’, but Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has not found solace in traditional religion himself.
Speaking to reporters at the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, he said: “I got brought up being told things were God’s way, and when things didn’t work out, it was called God’s plan. I’ve got my issues with it. Don’t get me started. I found it very stifling.”
Pitt’s parents are Southern Baptist conservatives while the actor’s younger brother Doug Pitt is very active in his large church in the US.
In an interview to Parade magazine several years ago, Pitt had said: “I always had a lot of questions about the world, even in kindergarten. A big question to me was fairness. If I’d grown up in some other religion, would I get the same shot at heaven as a Christian has?” Pitt said he found himself after abandoning the religious beliefs he grew up with.
Quite sad, is all we can say about it to Brad. I Corinthians 1:18 says: ‘For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.’