Thursday, March 26, 2009

Celebrity Religion (07/27/05)

From all the attention that Tom Cruise's recent appearances on Oprah and the Today Show received, one would think that no celebrities were ever forthcoming about their religious affiliation. But there's a long tradition of celebrity spirituality, from Bing Crosby and Mel Gibson's Catholicism and Cat Stevens' conversion to Islam, to Hollywood's fascination with Kabbalah. Some claim that blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his guitar-playing ability. There are even celebrities who have had religions based on their life and work. Of course, there are some notables who would never declare their beliefs... or have they?

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