So first Dumbledore was gay and now Harry’s an atheist!? Next, Hermione’s going to be shooting heroin with Lindsey Lohan! And Ron will have a collection of dead hobos in his backyard.
The Examiner reports:
Though many people have suspected that Daniel Radcliffe is an atheist for some time now, he confirmed it in an interview with Esquire according to a report published on the Telegraph Web site. The Harry Potter star said:
I’m an atheist, but I’m very relaxed about it. I don’t preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do. Anything he does on television, I will watch.
He went on to say, jokingly:
There we go, Dan, that’s half of America that’s not going to see the next Harry Potter film on the back of that comment.
This can’t be too much of a shock. I mean, the kid was naked on stage at 17. That’s doesn’t really indicate a strong religious upbringing to me.
Hey, I can’t help but think that when I was twenty I said a lot stupider things than that. I thought Tears for Fears were the greatest band ever. I thought Ayn Rand had a cohesive individual philosophy. Look, Daniel Radcliffe has a lot of life to live and a lot to learn.
But I guess for Radcliffe for now, God is the real “He who must not be named.”