Will Smith has brushed off reports his Hollywood pal Tom Cruise has converted him to Scientology, because he is a student of all religion.
Smith, who was raised in a Baptist household, had his own faith questioned since striking up a friendship with Cruise — a well-known follower of Scientology.
But the star insists having security in his belief system has helped him become more open to others’ religious practices without taking them on as his own.
When asked to clarify if he is a Scientologist, Smith tells Newsweek magazine, “No, but when people are afraid of religion they have to go back and get in touch with the Good Book. Fear of other religions means you’re questioning your own understanding, and that’s just not where I am.”
December 7, 2008