Faith

Brad Pitt rejects his Southern Baptist upbringing

November 23, 2015. Cast member Brad Pitt poses on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Big Short" in New York.

November 23, 2015. Cast member Brad Pitt poses on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Big Short" in New York.  (Reuters)

Brad Pitt‘s religious upbringing seems to have backfired.

Despite being raised in a strict Southern Baptist household in Springfield, Mo., the 51-year-old actor is now a proud atheist.

In a Saturday interview in the UK’s Telegraph, Pitt linked his lack of faith to his dad, who raised him “with all the Christian guilt about what you can and cannot, should and shouldn’t do.”

Still, Pitt took other aspects of his father’s lessons to heart when it comes to raising his own six children.

“One thing my folks always stressed was being capable, doing things for yourself. He was really big on integrity — and that informed a lot of what [we] try to do now.”

His wife, however, has her own thoughts when it comes to a higher power.

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“We’re not alone in the world,” Angelina Jolie, 40, told People last year. “I don’t know if there’s a name for that — religion or faith — just that there’s something greater than all of us, and it’s uniting and beautiful.”

Click here to read more in the New York Post.