31 Jan 2022ESSENCE.com
In an interview with Essence
I get up at 4:00 AM, and I allow my mind to wake up. After that, I actually get into prayer. I meditate. I take whatever stress or anxiety that I know is about to come up or that I don’t know is going to come up. Only the Lord knows, so I talk to him about it. [...] What’s important to me is the ability to find the joy within the turmoil, find the Christ within the crisis, find that love through it all.
10 Jan 2021YOUTUBE.com
In a video on his Youtube channel
I grew up Catholic, I went to church, I went to Catholic school, I learned the Bible and my catechisms. And from those days I remember a phrase that is relevant today: a servant’s heart. It means serving something larger than yourself.
1 Nov 2020RELEVANTMAGAZINE.com
In an interview with Relevant Magazine
I’m a believer. I believe in God. [...] God’s laying out the highways, but we each have our hand on the wheel. [...] Prayer is inventory. I go to church once a week. I go, I pray and I do inventory. I take a deep breath, understand myself as me being number two in God’s house, and go back through my week. [...] I do believe that it’s not over when we leave here. But it’s blatantly obvious that’s one of those things old science has not figured out yet. But science, to me, has always been the practical pursuit of God. [...] An individual in his small house: imploding. Just going through all the hardships, shaking the devils and monkeys off his back; just frustrated. It’s getting dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark, dark. And just outside his door, the one door to his one room that he’s in, stands Jesus, all right? The door only has one doorknob, but it’s on the inside. I love that image of that. God is there but we have to open the door. We have to grab the doorknob. It’s up to us to grab the knob and open the door.
12 Jun 2020TWITTER.com
In a tweet
I don’t believe in Christianity as a religion. I believe in the immeasurable love of a god that is in and thru all things. A god that IS all things. The creator and master of all that is. The beginning and the end of all that is. I believe in “I Am”, because god IS.
22 Apr 2020YOUTUBE.com
In a talk with Russel Brand, for Brand's Youtube channel
It is a terrifying prospect, it is sad that we’ll never exist again, I think, but it doesn’t mean it’s not true. The bottom line is I can’t believe something I don’t believe. [...] Somebody said to me what do you think it feels like when you die, and I say like the thirteen and half billion years before I was born and that was alright.
24 Jan 2020YOUTUBE.com
In an interview with Apple Music
I tried to seek God through other experiences, whether that’s through other relationships or substances. And it’s just like, I had to realize that the God that I’m seeking, the God that I love and the God that I want to be my God is available 24/7, always at an arm’s length and constantly with me.
In an interview with The Tennessean
I believe in God now more than I ever have in my life. The biggest part of that is just how (Gwen) came into my life and now our relationship. It’s just too weird. If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense. If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense.
In Republican Presidential Debate, defending his comment that 'Islam Hates Us'
I will tell you there’s something going on maybe you don’t know about. Maybe a lot of other people don’t know about, but there is tremendous hatred. I will stick with exactly what I said.
31 Oct 2014HUFFPOST.com
In an interview with HuffPost
Religion is so much more than the god you pray to. The religion that you associate with, its culture, it is family, it is background. That is something that I have always grown up with. I say in the book: I spent more time in bars than mosques over the years, which continues to be true. But culturally, yes, I feel like I will always be culturally Muslim. That is just something that’s in my DNA, I think.
15 Oct 2008ARCHIVE.ph
In an interview with The Australian
I’m an atheist; I suppose you can call me a sort of libertarian anarchist. I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It’s not enough to say that I don’t believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing: I am offended by some of the things said in the Bible and the Quran, and I refute them.
30 Apr 2007ARCHIVE.org
In an interview with Indie London
I guess I believe in science. I believe in evolution. I don’t necessarily believe in god, at least not the man with the beard and robes and things like that. God can be whatever you want it to be, they actually said this in class [for the movie ‘Sunshine’] last week, it’s the universe, the thing that connects all of us, this innate energy that’s in the air, animals, trees, that’s God; it’s this constant living thing and in essence the sun is the creator of that, the sun is kind of the maker of all of that.
4 Mar 2007CINEMA.com
In an interview with Cinema.com
I hope that God gives me guidance and that he directs me to make good choices, and that he helps me with my family. But that is such a personal thing and I think everyone has a different idea of what God is and what he represents.
15 Jun 2001BELIEFNET.com
In an interview with Beliefnet, when asked what he thought about the Vatican.
I was kind of overwhelmed by the Vatican. I was overwhelmed by the amount of gold that was used to create the building, while so many people complain about hunger and homelessness and the pain and sufferings of the world. And buildings like that are supposed to be what God intended. It doesn't add up.
15 Jun 2001BELIEFNET.com
In an interview with Beliefnet, when asked about his spirituality.
A lot of people like to pass me off as a devil worshipper. I think that could only be true if I considered myself to be the devil, because I tend to be narcissistic and believe in my own strength and my own identity. I find God to be what exists in what you create. I make music. I think that that’s coming in touch with God when I write a story, when I come up with a phrase or paint a picture, because that’s about creating. Art gives people a reason to be alive. It gives people something to believe in. I think art is the only thing that’s spiritual in the world. And I refuse to be forced to believe in other people’s interpretations of God. I don’t think anybody should be. There’s no one person that can own the copyright to what God means.