Brad Pitt Talks About His ‘First Baptist, Charismatic Movement’ Christian Upbringing In Interview With GQ Style

Executive producer Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Rich Fury/Getty Images North America)

Executive producer Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios’ ‘The Lost City Of Z’ at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Rich Fury/Getty Images North America)

Brad Pitt is an actor who’s been in the Hollywood limelight for years, but not many people know that he grew up going to church.

The truth is, he was raised in a traditional Christian home but walked away from the faith early on.

“We grew up in First Baptist, which is the cleaner, stricter, by-the-book Christianity,” Pitt said in an interview with GQ Style. “Then, when I was in high school, my folks jumped to a more charismatic movement, which got into speaking in tongues and raising your hands.”

He says this church experience was never something he really understood.

“The people, I know they believe it. I know they’re releasing something,” he said.

Pitt associates Christianity with a long list of rules and seems to have missed the message of the unconditional and redeeming love of Christ.

“I never understood growing up with Christianity—don’t do this, don’t do that—it’s all about don’ts,” he said.

Since breaking away from the faith of his parents, Pitt now hovers between atheist and agnostic.

“I don’t think anyone really knows. You’ll either find out or not when you get there, and until then there’s no point in thinking about it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

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SOURCE: CBN News

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