While religion may be the backbone of a person’s identity, these celebrities don’t look to religion at all. Some people will even go as far as to say that there isn’t a God in existence.
Here are 7 black celebrities who don’t believe in religion or the existence of a higher power.
1.) Chris Rock
Chris Rock doesn’t believe in Christianity. In fact he compares Christianity to slavery, saying “A black Christian is like a black person with no memory.” That’s pretty deep.
2.) Samuel L. Jackson
This one is interesting. When Samuel Jackson was asked if he believed his talents were “God-Given,” he said “No, because I work at acting. I still learn. I read.” This could insinuate that he believes that God is perfect, and if his talents were from God, he’d be perfect as well.
3.) Morgan Freeman
This one is funny because he played God in “Bruce Almighty,” starring Jim Carey, among serveral other movies. The irony of him not believing in God is nothing short of remarkable.
4.) Tyler the Creator
Tyler the Creator has always been one to say whatever is on his mind. Not necessarily a bad quality to have, but when your answer to whether or not you believe in Jesus is “that n*gga ain’t real!” you can see where this quality can conjure up some very negative feelings. His interpretation of religion is that “[religion] keeps people in a box and won’t allow them to do what the f*ck they want.”
5.) John Legend
John Legend disassociates himself from religion, and purposes the question of why God allows so much suffering in this songs. He stated, “You know I have my issues with faith nowadays. I grew up in a religious home, but I’m not a religious person and never will be.”
6.) Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino
Donald Glover started out as a comedian and transitioned into a talented rapper. Growing up, he was raised Jehovah’s Witness, but eventually disassociated himself due to mixed feelings. He now considers himself what he calls an “airplane atheist” meaning he might pray if he’s on an airplane in danger. Don’t know if that was supposed to be a joke or not, but it’s not funny.
7.) Neil DeGrasse Tyson
So for those who think Tyson is an atheist, calm yourselves. He is actually agnostic. Because he is an astrophysicist who studies the universe extensively, he says that there is no proof that Jesus existed other than a “man-made fairy tale book” called the bible.
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