Will Smith rejects scientology

Will Smith has distanced himself from Scientology.

The I Am Legend star and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith were introduced to the bizarre sci-fi cult by friend Tom Cruise, but Will has chosen not to become a follower.

He said: ‘I don’t necessarily believe in organised religion. I love my God, my higher power, but it is mine and mine alone, and I create my connection, and I decide how my connection is going to be. I believe that my connection to my higher power is separate from everybody’s.

‘I don’t believe Muslims have all the answers and all the beliefs. I don’t believe Christians have all the answers and beliefs, or that Jews have all the answers.’

Despite his scepticism, Will – whose wife Jada is still believed to be an active member of the Church of Scientology – insists everybody has the right to believe whatever they want.

The 39-year-old actor added to Access Hollywood: ‘I was
introduced to Scientology by Tom and I’m a student of world religion. I was raised in a Baptist household, I went to a Catholic school, but the ideas of the Bible are 98 per cent the same ideas of Scientology, 98 per cent the same ideas of Hinduism and Buddhism.

‘When I sit and I talk with Tom, he is one of the greatest spirits that I’ve ever met – someone who is committed to making the world better.

‘You have people who are attacking and want to fight that don’t know nothing – how you going to not know nothing about Scientology and attack somebody? It’s dangerous and it’s ignorant.

‘How can I condemn someone for what they believe and I believe that God was born from a pregnant virgin?’