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Brad Pitt: Religion Doesn't Make Sense To Me, Gay Marriage Does

Huffington Post   First Posted: 09/15/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

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Sporting a long gray beard, Brad Pitt visited Bill Maher Friday night to reaffirm the pro-gay, anti-religion, pro-marijuana agenda he recently laid out in Parade magazine.

"What is it about religion you don't like?" Maher asked.

"You know, I grew up in a religious family, in a religious community and it just doesn't make sense to me. It just doesn't work for me in the long run," Pitt said. "I never wanted to stop anyone else's religion and their beliefs until I started seeing it defining policy.... Like gay marriage. You have a group of people telling other people how to live their lives, and you can't do that. In fact, I'm talking like there are actually Christians watching your show..."

"No, there are," Maher said. "You'd be surprised."

Pitt went on the say, "Well, to the three that are watching, I just say you have to, you really have to check what country you're living in because the freedom that allows you to practice religion is the same freedom you're stepping on. That's not right. And I want to add... if there was a nation of gay married couples that were telling you you couldn't practice your religion, I'd be speaking up for you, too... So, let's stop the nonsense."

He also discussed his joint-rolling skills. "I'm an artist," he said. When asked why he gave it up, he said, "I'm a dad now. You want to be alert."

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