anthony hopkins faith

In the liberal, secular world of Hollywood, it’s rare to find any actor who is brave enough to be open about their faith in God. Hollywood tends to promote atheism as “cool” and Christianity as boringly conservative or even offensive. That’s why it was so refreshing to see legendary actor Sir Anthony Hopkins open up about his strong faith in God.

Faithwire reported that while appearing at the 11th annual LEAP Conference last week, Hopkins, 80, talked about how he went from being an outspoken atheist to believing in a higher power. Though he does not identify as a Christian, Hopkins did say that he strongly believes God exists.

During the appearance, Hopkins recounted the turning point in his life that came in 1975 as he sat in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where a woman asked him a deep question that changed his entire life.

“Why don’t you just trust in God?” the woman asked him. Hopkins explained from that moment onward, he no longer had any desire to consume alcohol.

Hopkins told the students at the conference that he thinks people “are capable of so much” and that he “cannot believe that my life is what it is because I should have died in Wales, drunk or something like that.” He can’t help but give credit to God for turning his life around during that powerful moment in 1975.

This isn’t the first time Hopkins has opened up about his beliefs in a higher power. While promoting his biblical movie Noah back in 2014, Hopkins said that his faith has gotten stronger as he ages.

“I feel every day, as I get older, anyway, that it’s all a miracle,” he explained. “I mean, my heart beats, my lungs breath. That is an extraordinary — an extraordinary phenomenon.”

It’s so refreshing to see an actor who is not afraid to open up about God and faith. We need more actors like Hopkins to speak out about their faith so that they can inspire others to find God as well!

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