Saturday, 10 August 2013
Sir Anthony Hopkins on atheism
The actor, who was knighted in 1993, said: “Being an atheist must be like living in a closed cell with no windows”.
Sir Anthony said: “I’d hate to live like that, wouldn't you? We see them, mind you, on television today, many brilliant people who are professional atheists who say they know for a fact that it’s insanity to have a God or to believe in religion. Well, OK, God bless them for feeling that way and I hope they’re happy.”
He added: “But I couldn't live with that certainty, and I wonder about some of them: why are they protesting so much? How are they so sure of what is out there? And who am I to refute the beliefs of so many great philosophers and martyrs all the way down the years?”
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